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Samsung releases the Galaxy A20 and A20e in its home market under unusual new names

The Samsung Galaxy A20. (Source: Nashville Chatter)
The Samsung Galaxy A20. (Source: Nashville Chatter)
The Samsung Galaxy A20s have been released onto various national markets around the world. Now, it seems they are destined for South Korea as well. In this country, they will lose their simple alphanumeric monikers and be called the Galaxy Wide 4 and Jean 2 instead.

Samsung's Galaxy As are a new smartphone series for 2019. They supplant the older Galaxy J line, and offer low- to mid-range phones with appreciable specs, features or both. At the more economical end, the Galaxy A20 and its variant the A20e have Infinity-V (which is Samsung for notched) displays and a new market in which to be released: South Korea.

The Galaxy A20 is an Exynos 7884-powered device with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. The A20e also has these specs, but has a 5.8-inch display whereas the A20 is a 6.4-inch device. Both of these panels are only HD+, although they are also both Samsung AMOLED.

Both devices will also be re-branded for sale in South Korea. In this country, sub-premium Galaxy phones tend to get product names that are actually names rather than numbers and letters. Accordingly, the Galaxy A20 becomes the Galaxy Wide 4 in its technical home country, whereas the A20e is reborn as the Galaxy Jean 2. The newly denim-themed phone will be sold at a price of 253,000 won (or about US$214) through the carrier KT.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-06- 5 (Update: 2019-06- 5)