Galaxy S20 FE: Samsung has finally listened to its fans by bringing a Snapdragon 865 model to Europe
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.
|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 8654G version - Samsung Exynos 990|
|RAM & Storage||6 GB RAM128 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|
|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|