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For The Fans! The Galaxy S20FE Finally Revealed

smartphonesshop.com.au - We’d heard heaps of rumours about the elusive Galaxy S20FE or “Fan Edition,” with a leaked video from the ever-reliable Jimmy is Promo confirming its existence. Now, we’re happy to say that Samsung has officially revealed the Galaxy S20FE. It’s no surprise though, especially with their release of the Galaxy S10e last year and the iPhone SE 2020 redefining what a mid-range flagship could be. Either way, it’ll be great to own a smartphone from a flagship range without the bloated price that normally comes with it!



For The Fans

If the S20 range caught your eye like the rest of us, but the price tag was perhaps a little too much to swallow, Samsung has been listening to your concerns. It was certainly bad luck at the beginning for the company, releasing the best phone yet in their Galaxy series, only for COVID-19 to hit, forcing many to reassess their budget. With the Fan Edition, its come at the more modest price of $699 US or $999 Aus while being a great introduction into the beastly Galaxy S20 series. The S20FE brings the best of the S20 range, with a couple of compromises, but with a price tag like this, we’re hardly complaining!


Fan Service

The Galaxy S20FE is pretty much a love letter to Samsung’s devoted fanbase, and the specs for this beautiful device certainly prove that! Take a look and let your inner fanboy go wild, courtesy of Samsung:

Galaxy S20 FE Specifications

Display

6.5-inch flat FHD+ Super AMOLED


Infinity-O Display (1080x2400), 407ppi, HDR10+ certified


120Hz refresh rate

* Infinity-O Display: a near bezel-less, full-frontal screen.


* Measured diagonally, GalaxyS20 FE's screen size is 6.5-inch in the full rectangle and 6.4-inch with accounting for the rounded corners; actual viewable area is less due to the rounded corners and camera hole.

Dimensions & Weight

74.5 x 159.8 x 8.4mm, 190g

Camera

Front

32MP Selfie Camera

- Pixel size: 0.8μm

- F2.2(80˚)

Rear Triple Camera

12MP Ultra Wide Camera

- Pixel size: 1.12μm

- F2.2(123)

12MP Wide-angle Camera

- Dual Pixel AF, OIS

- Pixel size: 1.8μm

- F1.8(79˚)

8MP Telephoto Camera

- Pixel size: 1.0μm

- F2.4(32˚)

Space Zoom

- 3x Optical Zoom

- Up to 30x Super Resolution Zoom

- OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)

- Tracking AF

* Galaxy S20 FE's Hybrid Optic Zoom combines high-resolution image sensor and lens.

* Super Resolution Zoom includes digital zoom, which may cause some image deterioration.

Processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon 865

Memory

6GB RAM (LPDDR5) with 128GB internal storage


* May differ by model, color, market and carrier.

* Actual storage available may vary depending on pre-installed software.

Expandable Memory

- One MicroSD slot (up to 1TB)


* MicroSD card sold separately. Availability may vary depending on country and manufacturer.

Battery

4,500mAh (typical)


*Typical value tested under third-party laboratory condition. Typical value is the estimated average value considering the deviation in battery capacity among the battery samples tested under IEC 61960 standard. Rated (minimum) capacity is 4,370mAh for Galaxy S20 FE. Actual battery life may vary depending on network environment, usage patterns and other factors.

Charging

Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 USB PD 3.0 (PPS) certified Fast Charging for wired charging (AFC and QC2.0 compatible)


*WPC certified Wireless charging

*Wireless PowerShare

* Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 currently available with Wireless Charger Stand, Wireless Charger Duo Pad, and other devices that support 10W or more wireless charging. Sold separately. Actual charging speed may vary depending on the actual usage, charging conditions, and other factors. Wireless charger requires power connection. Recommend using in-box charging cable and/or travel adapter for use of third party items may cause damage to the Wireless Charger Stand and Wireless Charger Duo Pad or a decrease in charging speed.

*Wireless PowerShare limited to Samsung or other brand smartphones and accessories with WPC Qi wireless charging. Check samsung.com for compatibility. May not work with certain accessories, covers, or other brand devices. May affect call reception or data services, depending on your network environment. Speed and power efficiency of charge varies by device.

OS

Android 10

Network

[5G] 5G Non-Standalone (NSA), Sub6 / mmWave

Enhanced 4x4 MIMO, Up to 5CA, LTE D/L Cat.19 (1.6Gbps), LTE U/L Cat.18 (211Mbps)

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax 2.4G+5GHz, HE80, MIMO, 1024-QAM, Up to 1.2Gbps Download / Up to 1.2Gbps Upload

Bluetooth® v 5.0, USB type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou)

* Actual speed may vary depending on market, carrier, and user environment.

* Requires optimal 5G connection. Actual speed may vary depending on market, carrier, and user environment.

* Galileo and BeiDou coverage may be limited. BeiDou may not be available for certain markets.

Payment

NFC, MST


* Available in select markets. Payment solutions and available features may vary depending on market, carrier, and service providers.

Sensors

Optical Fingerprint sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor, Proximity sensor, Ambient Light Sensor

Authentication

Lock type: pattern, PIN, password

Audio



Surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus included.)


* Earphones: Hybrid canal type, 2way dynamic unit



UHQ 32-bit &DSD64/128 support


PCM: Up to 32 bits, DSD: DSD64/128


* DSD64 and DSD128 playback can be limited depending on the file format.


MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, APE, DSF, DFF


Dual Audio: connect two Bluetooth devices to the Galaxy S20 FE to play audio through the two devices simultaneously.

* The two connected devices may exhibit a slight difference in sound output.

Scalable Codec: Enhanced Bluetooth connection under ambient radio frequency interference.

* Available only for certain accessories made by Samsung.


Recording quality is improved with the High AOP Mic that minimizes distortion in noisy environments.

* AOP: Acoustic Overload Point

Video


MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM


Wireless: Smart View (screen mirroring 1080p at 30 fps)

Wired: supports DisplayPort over USB type-C. Supports video out when connecting via HDMI Adapter.

(DisplayPort 4K UHD at 60 fps)

Water Resistance

IP68

* IP68 is based on test conditions for submersion in up to 1.5 meters of freshwater for up to 30 minutes. Rinse residue/dry if wet. Not advised for beach or pool use.

 

Special/Exclusive/Essential Edition

The specs for the Galaxy S20FE show just how much Samsung has jam packed into this device, but there are also some compromises which are to be expected as well. Let’s get the “bad” news out of the way first. The resolution has dropped from 1440 x 3200 pixels down to 1080x2400, slightly higher than the Galaxy S10e, but still, those of you who have seen an S10e in action know just how dazzling its screen can look. Tekdeeps have also reported that the Galaxy S20FE has an 8 MP sensor with 3x optical zoom instead of the 64 MP sensor present in the Galaxy S20. There’s also the omission of a headphone jack, but that was somewhat expected. Apart from that, you’ve basically got yourself a mid-range device powerful enough to stand with the flagships. It is part of the S20 family after all.

 

So why is the Galaxy S20FE sufficient enough to be a part of the S20 range? Where do we start? The inclusions such as a 120HZ refresh rate which was absent from the recent Note20, an eye-popping 6.5 inch Infinity-O Super AMOLED screen that will look just as good as real life (maybe not that far but pretty close) and a monstrous 4500mAH battery that means you won’t be running for a charger in the middle of the day, because what good is a smartphone’s features if the battery can’t handle them? Android Authority has also noted that the 120Hz can be on at all times on the S20FE as well as a 240Hz touch response rate, which conveniently activates itself when games are running. Talk about an unfair advantage! 

 

Fan Selfies

As with any smartphone release, one of the first things that we want to know is how powerful the camera is, as our selfie and food porn addiction seems to grow every day. The influencer within you will be ecstatic to hear that the Galaxy S20FE is a treat when it comes to photography. Techradar were particularly impressed with their hands-on with the device, reporting that even housing inferior camera specs compared to the S20, with a 32MP selfie camera, two 12MP wide-angle cameras and an 8MP telephoto camera on the rear, photos came out vibrant and sharp, making the difference between the S20’s cameras negligible. They were also amazed by the autofocus, especially since it hasn’t been perfect in previous Samsung devices. The 3x optical and digital zoom also proved to be handy in their tests as well. To summarise, you’ll be happy and snappy with the Galaxy S20FE.

 


Just Fanboying

What about the chip and processor? Once again Samsung has brought out our inner fanboy by making sure the Galaxy S20FE feels just as powerful as its older siblings. Going back to Techradar’s hands on with the device, they’re fond of the specs included, with an Exynos 990 chipset in the 4G variant alongside a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 in the 5G edition. Both versions of the S20FE also come with a generous 6GB of Ram and a respectable 128GB of storage for the 4G model and 256GB in the 5G variant according to Gizmodo. If that isn’t enough for you, you’ll be able to expand the memory up to 1TB! At this rate, it’s almost insulting to call the Galaxy S20FE a mid-range release.


Join the Fan Club

After the release of the iPhone Se 2020, it changed the way we viewed mid-range releases. Most would call Samsung the King of the mid-range, especially with their fantastic Galaxy A Series range, but the most noteworthy aspect of the Galaxy S20FE is that it’s the chance to be a part of the elitist S20 club without an enormous compromise. Hell, even Apple didn’t include their Special Edition release this year as part of the iPhone 11 range, so it should tell you just how much special Samsung wants the Galaxy S20FE to be!

Ready to join the fan club? With any pre-order of the Galaxy S20FE 4G or 5G version between 24.09.2020 to 08.10.2020, you’ll get a bonus pair of Galaxy Buds Live valued at $319! T&C’s apply.

 

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