The Galaxy S20 FE unveiled by Samsung plays on color and a mobile Apple with its iPhone SE, Samsung offers its mobile in a more pop and more affordable version.
Has the success of the iPhone SE model given any ideas to the competition? For the end of the year, Samsung announces the variation of its most famous smartphone, the Galaxy S20 in a special edition called S20 FE (for “Fan Edition”). New, more fun colours and more affordable placement should appeal to a younger population. Sold from € 659 – against € 909 for the classic S20 – this more affordable model will not be affordable to all budgets.
To succeed in lowering the price so drastically, Samsung had to make some compromises and cut back on certain functions. If the finish remains just as qualitative, the Korean giant has opted for a non-curved screen. In a more classic style – which some prefer – it is nonetheless of high quality.
With a size of 6.5 inches (roughly the same size as the S20 +) in Amoled Full HD + and with a refresh of 120 Hz, it holds the top of the other models in the range. Waterproof (IP68), with fast charging, power-sharing by induction and a 4500 mAh battery, this new model in the Galaxy range is far from being a “low cost” version.
Photo: Back To Basics
On the photo side, if we find the block of the S20 with triple sensors, Samsung has ignored the 64 Mpix lens to endow the Galaxy S20 FE with an ultra-wide-angle of 12 Mpix, a wide angle of 12 Mpix and an 8 Mpix telephoto lens (optical zoom x3 and digital zoom x30). At the front, the camera has a resolution of 12 Mpix. Ditto, here no 8K video but already very comfortable 4K video.
Note that Samsung wanted to keep a very popular feature on the S20 FE: the “Single Take” option. This photo capture mode allows you to take ten different shots and four videos with just one press of the shutter button. Then all the photographer has to do is choose from the different creative modes and angles of view the one who will have his preference.
Processor, 4G / 5G, Storage, Colours – The S20 FE Is Flexible
After having been criticized for a long time for not offering Qualcomm’s ultra-powerful processor, the SnapDragon 865, on its European models, the Korean seems to change his mind. This is how it will be possible to acquire the smartphone in its Exynos 990 version on the 4G model or with the popular chip for the 5G version. Because yes, Samsung offers its new smartphone in two versions. On the storage side, the S20 FE is available in 128 and 256 GB, not to mention the microSD port.
The Galaxy S20 FE is available in six colours. In addition to white (Cloud White) and a deep midnight blue (Cloud Navy), it can be purchased in lavender (Cloud Lavender), very light green (Cloud Mina), red (Cloud Red) and apricot (Cloud Orange). Each time, the finish is matte.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is available for pre-order from today (a Galaxy Fit 2 connected bracelet offered during this period) and will be on sale from October 2.