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Samsung drops the Galaxy S20 FE 2022 in South Korea

The Galaxy S20 FE 2022 arrives in South Korea for KRW 700,000 (~US$576). (Image source: Samsung)
The Galaxy S20 FE 2022 arrives in South Korea for KRW 700,000 (~US$576). (Image source: Samsung)
Samsung may have released the Galaxy S21 FE, but it has decided to give its predecessor a 2022 refresh. While the Galaxy S20 FE 2022 is cheaper than the original model, hardly anything separates the pair.

Samsung released the Galaxy S20 FE in October 2020, a larger and cheaper alternative to the Galaxy S20 FE with the same chipsets and a less display. However, the Galaxy S20 FE also has faster storage than the Galaxy S20, similar cameras and a larger battery. Comparable differences exist between the Galaxy S21 and the Galaxy S21 FE, although the latter retains its predecessor's cameras.

While it took Samsung until January 2022 to release the Galaxy S21 FE, it has already re-released the Galaxy S20 FE in South Korea. Now re-branded as the Galaxy S20 FE 2022, the smartphone has received a price cut and now comes with no headphones in the box. For reference, Samsung used to include wired AKG-branded earbuds with the Galaxy S20 FE, which were a nice touch. However, Samsung has not explained why it has removed these earbuds for the Galaxy S20 FE 2022.

Additionally, the Galaxy S20 FE 2022 retails for KRW 700,000 (~US$576), reduced from KRW 900,000 (~US$741). In other words, the Galaxy S20 FE is now KRW 200,000 (~US$165) cheaper than it was in October 2020. Still, the Galaxy S20 FE 2022 continues to rely on its predecessor's core features, which look rather outdated in 2022. It is unclear whether Samsung will re-release the Galaxy S20 FE outside South Korea; the Galaxy Note FE only made it to Malaysia and the Philippines, so there is no guarantee that the Galaxy S20 FE 2022 will receive a global launch at some stage.

(Image source: Samsung via GSMArena)
(Image source: Samsung via GSMArena)


Samsung via Naver Blog & GSMArena

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Alex Alderson, 2022-04- 5 (Update: 2022-04- 5)