Just like when Samsung had the Galaxy S10e last year, the Korean brand is following that up with another proper flagship killer with the Galaxy S20 FE—short for Fan Edition. Samsung’s decision to use the FE moniker boils down to the fact that the Galaxy S20 FE has most of the features of its more premium siblings while having a more palatable price point. Here are the things you are getting with the Galaxy S20 FE:
- Smooth 120hz display. The Galaxy S20 FE’s 6.5-inch panel, which is in between the display sizes of the Galaxy S20 and S20+, is a flagship-level display with its use of Super AMOLED tech, in-display fingerprint scanner, and a fast 120hz refresh rate. The downgrade to a Full HD+ resolution is a minor detail, especially if you consider that the Galaxy S20 series’ display panels cannot do 120hz and Quad HD+ at the same time.
- IP68 rating. IP ratings are a rarity among flagship killers, and it is nice for the Galaxy S20 FE to include an IP68 rating despite only having a glasstic back (the rest of the Galaxy S20 series settle for Gorilla Glass).
- Flagship-level triple rear cameras. A flagship killer is not one without great cameras, and the Galaxy S20 FE has them: 12-megapixel main camera with OIS, 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, and 8-megapixel telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom and OIS. The Galaxy S20 FE has a few tricks up its sleeve that includes 30x Space Zoom, Single Take AI, and Night Mode.
- Generous battery. Whether you go for the Snapdragon 865-powered 5G model or Exynos 990-powered 4G variant, the Galaxy S20 FE packs a 4500mAh battery, which is the same capacity found on the Galaxy S20+. As a flagship killer, you get 25w wired charging and 4.5w reverse wireless charging—the latter being unique considering the Galaxy S20 Fe has a glasstic back.
- Fun color options. Fan Edition also means fun color options, and the Galaxy S20 FE has six colors to choose from: White, Navy, Mint, Light Purple, Gold, and Red.
How much will it cost?
In the US, the Galaxy S20 FE will be sold as a 5G model, so you are getting a Snapdragon 865 processor, along with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The sub-6 variant on T-Mobile, AT&T will cost $699(~Php 34k), while the mmWave variant for Verizon will cost you more at $749(~Php 36.4k). In Europe, the Exynos 990-powered 4G models will cost you 633 Euros(~Php 36k) for the 128GB model and 719 Euros(~Php 40.9k) for the 256Gb model.
There’s no word yet if the Philippines will get the 4G or 5G variant, so stay tuned to the site for the latest updates.