The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is the first “FE” handset, but more will come

Galaxy S20 FE

After a wave of rumors and leaks, Samsung has finally revealed its brand new Galaxy S20 FE (Fan Edition). The smartphone is available in the 4G and 5G flavors depending on the market. The device was a nice surprise for those looking for a good Samsung flagship that is not more expensive than the trio of devices released in February. Interestingly enough, Samsung used the keynote to reveal that it’s planning to bring more Galaxy FE edition smartphones for its lineup in the future. In other words, users can expect a Galaxy S21 FE in the next year.

One can consider the new S20 FE as this year’s Lite edition of the Galaxy S20. However, having a “Lite” name on a device that has a 120Hz display and Snapdragon 865 seems to not be appropriate. After all, the Lite name can easily make it look like a less appealing smartphone. But this certainly isn’t the case of the S20 Fe as it brings powerful specifications to the table. Samsung can easily keep the Fan Edition suffix for future versions of its flagships, even the Galaxy Note 20 FE isn’t discarded. Especially when the vanilla Note 20 is far from being a hit in the market.

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If you’re familiar with the Galaxy S20 specifications, then, the S20 FE will not bring more than incremental upgrades and an affordable price tag. Under the hood, the Galaxy S20 FE 5G packs the Snapdragon 865 SoC, the same chipset found on the original S20 family. When it comes to the 4G variant, we have a Exynos 990 SoC on its LTE-only flavor. Both versions are paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of Internal Storage, but we also expect a 256GB option to appear later on. You can also expand the storage amount via a microSD card.

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Galaxy S20 FE

The specifications are built around a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution with 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ support. The panel also serves as a house for a center aligned punch hole. It houses a 32MP selfie snapper and there’s an in-display fingerprint scanner. Moving around to the back, we have a Quad-Camera array comprising a 12MP 1/1.76″ sensor plus Dual Pixel AF. This module also boasts Optical Image Stabilization. We also have an 8MP telephoto camera with OIS offering up to 3x optical zoom and 30x Space Zoom. The third module is a 12MP ultra-wide camera. As you can see, the 64MP module is gone, therefore, don’t expect the 8K recording capabilities here.

The phone draws power from a rather large 4,500mAh battery with 25W fast-charging. Unfortunately, Samsung was not kind enough to include a charging brick with more than 15W. So, you’ll have to buy a more capable charger separately. Other features include fast wireless charging and reverse wireless charging. We also have AKG-tuned stereo speakers with Dolby audio technology, so expect a pleasant experience while watching movies or hearing music.

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