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Leak suggests that the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition will come with a 12MP IMX555 sensor

Samsung will not use it's latest ISOCELL GN1 sensor on the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition
Samsung will not use it's latest ISOCELL GN1 sensor on the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition (image via Samsung)
The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition will reportedly use the Galaxy S20's 12MP Sony IMX555 image sensor. It was suggested earlier that the device would come with Samsung's in-house 50MP ISOCELL GN1 sensor. The last-minute change could likely have been implemented as a cost-cutting measure.
Anil Satyanarayana,

While the rumor mill is abuzz with speculations surrounding the Galaxy Note 20 series, there have been several mentions of the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition. The device is slated to be an affordable flagship with a sub-$1,000 price. Cameras are often the first components sacrificed to reduce costs, and we now know a little more about the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition's camera array.

Prolific leaker Ice Universe just Tweeted that the Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition will come with the Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20's 12MP Sony IMX555 sensor. Initial reports indicated that the device would come with Samsung's latest 50MP ISOCELL GN1. Samsung likely ditched the latter at the last minute, hoping to cut costs. Furthermore, the ISOCELL GN1 also has the potential to outperform the Galaxy S20's ISOCELL GW2 sensor, and the last thing Samsung wants is for its 'affordable' flagship to beat the 'real deal'. Lastly, Samsung is known to test its newer sensors out in the wild before using them on their own devices.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition's primary IMX555 sensor will reportedly be assisted by a 12MP ultra-wide-angle lens and an 8MP telephoto lens. If its predecessor -the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite- is anything to go by, the phone will ship with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 exclusively. Given the performance difference between Qualcomm's 2020 flagship and the Exynos 990, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition is an excellent alternative for those who want the quintessential Samsung experience without having to spend a lot of money for it.

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Anil Satyanarayana, 2020-07-27 (Update: 2020-07-28)
Anil Satyanarayana
I've been an avid PC gamer since the age of 8. My passion for gaming eventually pushed me towards general tech, and I've been a stereotypical 'nerd' ever since. I have a degree in mechanical engineering and have worked in the manufacturing industry. When I'm not writing news on Notebookcheck, you can find me playing or watching an intense match of DOTA 2