Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Unveiled: Samsung's Cheapest Flagship Phone

Just because Samsung launched its latest flagship device that uses the S Pen nearly a month and a half ago, followed by the launch of the world's most advanced foldable phone a few weeks later, that doesn't mean the company has finished releasing this year's flagship phones. Introducing the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE all colors
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE all colors

Contrary to what the name might suggest, Samsung Galaxy S20 FE The one announced today is not a direct competitor to iPhone SE 2 From Apple that comes at $400, plus it's not the successor to the Galaxy Note FE that launched several years ago. Instead, this device is the natural evolution of the upper mid-range Galaxy S10 Lite that was unveiled last January.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Specifications

It must be admitted that the Galaxy S20 FE with 5G technology is not innovative. In fact, we can't think of a single feature that this phone doesn't borrow from previous phones in the S20 or Note 20 series, except for the 32MP front camera which was borrowed from S10 Lite.

The beauty of this device lies in its price, which is not too expensive and is available for a larger user segment than those of the standard phones in the S20 and Note 20 families, which still somehow allows the S20 FE to retain all the specifications that all fans desire, hence the acronym Fan Edition in his name.

Of course, this would not have been possible without adopting a distinct, streamlined design, and abandoning the clear curves present in the Galaxy S20 While maintaining the trendy central hole.

The screen comes with a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-O, which puts it in the middle between the S20 and S20 Plus. Although the resolution drops from QHD+ to FHD+, the S20 FE 5G supports 120Hz refresh rate technology for smooth scrolling and for an ultra-smooth visual experience.

Incredibly, the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE comes with a 4500 mAh battery which is the same as the flagship phone S20 Plus But without adding a lot of overall heaviness, the phone weighs 190 grams and is 8.4 mm thick. The device, unfortunately, is made of plastic, but it is waterproof. The battery supports 25W fast charging, but the phone itself contains only a 15W charger.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Price

The phone comes in two versions 4G and 5GThere are two main differences between them, other than connectivity: one is the processor each version uses, and the other is the price.

The price of the lower version 6 + 128 GB is $ 700, and the price of the higher version, which comes with 8 + 256 GB, can reach $ 800 or a little more, the price of the basic 5G version is $ 750. The phone is already launched in the US and you can pre-book it from here We do not know when it will be released in the rest of the markets, but it will certainly reach the markets before the launch Galaxy S21.

Decent Photography Capabilities

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Camera
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Camera

Obviously some aspects of the phone had to be reduced in order for Samsung to keep production costs in check, so it certainly isn't surprising to see the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE featuring a more modest camera setup than the S20 and Note 20.

That means no 64MP telephoto lens, although unlike the S10 Lite, the S20 FE at least comes with an 8MP telephoto sensor on the back instead of a completely useless macro lens.

The S20 Fan Edition's two wide and ultra-wide lenses come with 12MP sensors, along with a zoom sensor, you'll end up with a reasonably powerful and versatile camera module that supports everything from optical stabilization to 3x optical zoom and a 30x hybrid zoom feature. It will surely excite fans.

Don't give up on the leading processor

When you consider that $700 could buy you 6GB RAM + 128GB internal storage alongside the Exynos 990 processor that we have differences with but which ultimately remains a flagship processor, you conclude that this phone is an excellent deal. We don't have information on the price of the higher versions but it certainly won't come with an astronomical increase.

If you are lucky and live in China or the US, you can buy the 5G version that comes with the Snapdragon 865 Plus processor, the most powerful processor in the Android world at the moment, which powers the performance beast. Note 20 Ultra.

Mohamed Hamed

Mohamed Hamed

A BA in English literature and a diploma in translation from AUC University, age 25 - I love the technical field, you will find me either reading an article or books about a new technology, I write on many technical websites.

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