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Galaxy S20 FE: Samsung has finally listened to its fans by bringing a Snapdragon 865 model to Europe

The Galaxy S20 Fan Edition will launch in six colours. (Image source: Roland Quandt & WinFuture)
The Galaxy S20 Fan Edition will launch in six colours. (Image source: Roland Quandt & WinFuture)
Samsung fans rejoice, for a Snapdragon 865 version of the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition will be launching in Europe. There will also be a 4G Exynos 990 model, but there may well be a huge difference in performance between the two editions. The Galaxy S20 Fan Edition, shortened to the Galaxy S20 FE, will be available in six colours and will have a 120 Hz display too.

It seems that Samsung has finally listened to its fans in Europe. While the company decided against releasing Snapdragon 865 versions of the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy S20 series in Europe, it will be equipping the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition (FE) with Qualcomm's top-tier chipset. The confirmation comes from Roland Quandt, who has also published multiple marketing renders of the upcoming device.

According to Quandt, Samsung will release two versions of the Galaxy S20 FE. One the one hand, there will be a Snapdragon 865 edition with a built-in 5G modem. On the other hand, there will also be a 4G version, but this model will feature the maligned Exynos 990, instead. Both editions will have 120 Hz displays, though.

Additionally, Samsung will release the Galaxy S20 FE in no less than six colours, giving consumers more options than on Samsung's other flagships of 2020. The launch date of the Galaxy S20 FE remains unknown, but it is expected to debut by the beginning of October.

Overall, the Galaxy S20 FE could be the Samsung smartphone to get if you live in Europe. The gulf in performance between the Snapdragon 865 and Exynos 990 is enough for Samsung to have released only Snapdragon 865 models in South Korea, for example. Alternatively, you could shell out on one of the company's foldable handsets, but these will run for several times than the Galaxy S20 FE will.

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(Image source: Roland Quandt & WinFuture)
(Image source: Roland Quandt & WinFuture)
(Image source: Roland Quandt & WinFuture)
(Image source: Roland Quandt & WinFuture)
(Image source: Roland Quandt & WinFuture)
(Image source: Roland Quandt & WinFuture)
Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition
Display 6.5-inches, Super AMOLED, 120 Hz, 2,400 x 1,080 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio, 407 PPI, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Chipset 5G version - Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
4G version - Samsung Exynos 990
RAM & Storage 6 GB RAM
128 GB UFS 3.1
Battery 4,500 mAh, Lithium polymer, wireless charging, 15 W charger
Connectivity 2G (GSM), 3G (UMTS), 4G (LTE), 5G (optional), NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Typ C, WiFi 6
Front-facing camera 32 MP (f/2.0, 81°, 0.8 microns, 1/2.74", autofocus)
Rear-facing cameras 12 MP (primary lens, f/1.8, 79°, 1/1.76", 1.8 microns, OIS, 2PD)
12 MP (ultra-wide-angle lens, f/2,2, 123°, 1/3.0", 1.12 microns, FF)
8 MP (telephoto lens, f/2.0, 33°, 1/4.5", 1 micron, OIS, AF)
Camera functions 3x optical zoom, PDAF autofocus, optical image stabilizer, facial recognition, 8K/4K/1080p/720p videos
Misc IP68, Wireless PowerShare, under-display fingerprint scanner
Sensors Accelerometer, Fingerprint Sensor, Gyroscope, Magnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Light Sensor, Virtual Proximity Sensor
SIM Nano-SIM, eSIM
Colours Blue, Green, Lavender, Orange, Red, White
Dimensions & Weight 74.5 x 159.8 x 8.4 mm, 190 g
OS Android 10, One UI 2.x - guaranteed updates until Android 13

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@rquandt (1) (2) & WinFuture

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Alex Alderson, 2020-09- 4 (Update: 2020-09- 5)
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