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New leaked Samsung Galaxy S20 FE images confirm flat screen and plastic back as unusually high prices appear for 5G model

The Galaxy S20 FE 5G has a plastic black. (Image source: @jimmyispromo)
The Galaxy S20 FE 5G has a plastic black. (Image source: @jimmyispromo)
Leaked Galaxy S20 FE hands-on images have confirmed that Samsung has equipped its next smartphone with a flat-screen, and a plastic back. It looks like the 5G model will be roughly 10% more expensive than the 4G model, effectively making Samsung fans pay a premium for having a Snapdragon 865 instead of the lesser Exynos 990.

Samsung may not be launching the Galaxy S20 FE 5G until next week, but information about the device keeps pouring onto the internet. This week alone, Evan Blass revealed a lengthy infographic of the device, while Orange Slovakia also published its listing for the device.

Now, @jimmyispromo has tweeted three hands-on photos of the S20 FE 5G, which we have included below. From what we can tell, the side bezels of the device are slightly thicker than they appear in marketing renders, which should come as no surprise. However, @jimmyispromo has also confirmed that the device has a plastic back, like the Note 20.

(Image source: @jimmyispromo)
(Image source: @jimmyispromo)
(Image source: @jimmyispromo)

Undoubtedly, this will upset some Samsung fans, even though the company has included an aluminium chassis. The S20 FE also has the same chrome ring around the punch-hole selfie camera as the Galaxy A51, which does not look as slick as Samsung's other attempts.

Some unusually high pricing for the S20 FE has been spotted on three Portuguese retailers. Orange Slovakia listed the 4G, and reputedly Exynos 990, model for €699, but the 5G and Snapdragon 865 edition ranges from €831 to €906 on PrinforMHR and Spareparts. We should point out that Portuguese prices tend to be higher than those in the rest of the Eurozone. The Note 20 is about 7% more expensive in Portugal than it is in Germany, for example, while the Note 20 Ultra is around 5% pricier. Even then, the 5G model could end up costing approximately 10% more than the 4G model, assuming that Eurozone prices are 7% less than Prinfor's pricing. Ultimately, the Galaxy S20 may end up being the cheaper option than the S20 FE, despite having more premium materials.

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Alex Alderson, 2020-09-18 (Update: 2020-09-18)
Alex Alderson
Alex Alderson - News Editor - @aldersonaj
Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.