Samsung is definitely very active on product releases lately. However, today, the South Korean giant returns with a revisited formula of a smartphone presented at the beginning of the year: the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE. The last two letters stand for “Fan Edition”.
This mention wants to show that after the marketing of the Galaxy S20 series, Samsung went to ask its users for opinions to find out what it could modify its smartphones to offer an experience worthy of the S family for a price a little cheaper and with some new features.
Full Colors The Mirettes :
Our brief introduction will focus on the aesthetics of the Galaxy S20 FE and more particularly on its very flashy colors. Samsung is really stepping out of its comfort zone and that is pretty exciting. The brand had indeed proposed a very successful bronze color inducted by the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and the Galaxy Note 20 then declined on several devices. But this bronze gave off something very premium, which transpired the high end.
The Galaxy S20 FE is not playing the same card at all. Despite a very successful matte finish, the six different colors of the phone rather want to catch the eye, communicate a feeling of dynamism. We immediately feel that the target audience is younger – even if the price remains high as we will see below.
If you want the trade names, then we have Cloud Navy, Cloud Mint, Cloud Lavender, Cloud White, Cloud Orange, and Cloud Red. To avoid embarrassing yourself with these fancy names, remember: navy blue, mint green, lavender, white, orange and, the flashiest of all, red.
Silly, but most of these colorways are quite bold compared to the classic shades of other S20. It gives a certain identity to this Galaxy S20 FE and it’s for the best.
Moderate Sacrifices And A Welcome Snapdragon 865 :
Otherwise, the design of the Galaxy S20 FE is very similar to that of the Galaxy S20 or Galaxy S20 +, but with a flat screen instead of being curved. It also comes from a request from a large part of the fans. The panel, moreover, has a diagonal of 6.5 inches and a definition capped at Full HD +. This is more than sufficient for the vast majority of uses, even if the other S20 offer relevant QHD + mainly for virtual reality uses.
Some concessions were made on the photo part. Forget the 64-megapixel sensor for filming in 8K and capturing more detailed images in full frame or brighter with pixel binning. Here, the triple photo module on the back returns to the classics:
- 12 megapixel main sensor (f/1.8).
- 12 megapixel ultra wide angle (f/2.2).
- 8 megapixel (f/2.4) x3 telephoto lens.
The good surprise comes rather from the SoC. It should be noted that the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is notably available in 4G and 5G versions. However, if the former are powered by a classic Exynos 990, the latter are entitled to a Snapdragon 865 better optimized in terms of both power and energy efficiency.
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Again, Samsung has acceded to a request from users surveyed and our fingers can only be crossed that this is a first step in a bigger change. What if, in the future, the manufacturer no longer reserved its Galaxy S and Note equipped with Qualcomm chips only for non-European markets? We believe in !
Finally, the 4,500mAh battery is compatible with 25W charging, but it’s a 15W block that comes with the phone. Besides, wireless charging and reverse charging are available. On another subject, note the presence of two stereo speakers. The fingerprint reader is positioned in the screen.
Price And Availability Of The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE :
The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE will be marketed from 769 dollars. At that price, you’ll get a 4G model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. We go to 851 dollars for the same model with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage.
Then, for the Galaxy S20 FE 5G, the two prices to remember are 699 dollars for the 6/128 GB version and for the 8/256 GB version is about 900 dollars.