With a Pro-grade camera featuring category-leading features such as Space Zoom and Single Take, Samsung’s photography enthusiast is covered with the Galaxy S20 FE.
An affordable version of the current flagship Galaxy S20 series is the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE, or Fan Edition, which promises all the features that fans care about. It was unveiled in September 23, 2020 worldwide.
To build the all-new Galaxy S20 FE, Samsung took on selected features from the Galaxy S20 series, such as the super smooth scrolling display, an AI-powered camera, advanced chipset, hyper-fast connectivity, full-day battery, expandable storage, with a sleek premium design.
It comes with five colour options: Cloud White, Cloud Navy, Cloud Lavender, Cloud Red, and Cloud Mint – in a single 8 GB/128 GB configuration priced at INR 49,999. It is available across the nation at all Samsung’s local online outlets, Amazon.in, and offline retail stores.
As Samsung hesitates to announce its chipsets (as always), so, it was the biggest question mark. But one can make a guess by looking at the clock speed of the CPU. Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G, which is the same as the original S20 trio, is powered by the Snapdragon 865 (non-plus) chipset. Alas, except that this time it’s wired to the LTE modem, the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 4G (which is launched in India) gets a plain Exynos 990, so there’s no 5G connectivity here.
Three more features have improved from the initial models of the S20: the screen, the camera and the battery.
This Super AMOLED screen lies at 6.5″, right between the S20 (6.2″) and S20+ (6.7″). However, the resolution is 1080p+, while the other two versions have 1440p+ screens. The screen is still HDR10+ certified and, like the S20 and S20+, operates at 120Hz, but only at 1080p.
This display is flat despite being 0.2″ smaller diagonally, so it is around the same size as the S20+. The phone’s body is IP68-rated to withstand dust and water.
With its wide 1/1.76″ sensor and 1.8 μm pixels with dual pixel AF, the triple camera on the back sees the return of the excellent 12MP main camera from the S20. This module also features Optical Image Stabilization (OIS).
It has an 8MP sensor (1.0 μm pixels) and an OIS. The telephoto cam is also new. 3x optical zoom and up to 30x “Space Zoom” are provided by the f/2.4 lens. The 64MP sensor is gone, which means that 8K video cannot be captured by the FE. The third module on the back, the ultra-wide 12MP camera, covers a field of view of 123°.
With a 32MP sensor (0.8 μm pixels) and a 4-in-1pixel binning, the selfie camera is also very distinct. Samsung is also promoting the low-light image quality of this phone as well as software features such as the innovative Single Take mode, which is now available in several models.
The Galaxy S20 FE is powered by a 4.500 mAh battery. It also supports 25W fast charging (USB Power Delivery 3.0 with PPS), but to take advantage of that, one would have to buy another adapter as only 15W power brick is included in the retail pack. Rapid and reverse wireless charging is also on board.
This model contains an in-display fingerprint reader that can be used to secure Samsung Pay. Another basic S-series, AKG-tuned stereo speakers with Dolby audio technology are also available.
Single SIM and dual SIM versions are available for the smartphone. There is a microSD card slot, but in some markets, eSIM may be able to resolve this problem, which will take the place of SIM2.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE could fit the bill if you want a luxury phone with a bit of personality and a lot of modern features.