Samsung unveils the Galaxy S20 FE, a new flagship smartphone entry in the 2020 Galaxy S series

Samsung unveils the Galaxy S20 FE, a new flagship smartphone entry in the 2020 Galaxy S series

At its third Galaxy Unpacked event for 2020, Samsung has officially lifted the covers off the Galaxy S20 FE — a successor to the Galaxy S10 Lite from earlier this year. As seen in previous leaks, Samsung has launched two variants of the Galaxy S20 FE: a 5G variant powered by the Snapdragon 865 and a 4G variant powered by the Exynos 990 SoC. Both devices feature a 120Hz high refresh rate display and a triple camera setup on the back, but they come with different RAM and storage configurations.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE: Specifications

SpecificationGalaxy S20 FE 5GGalaxy S20 FE 4G
Dimensions & Weight
  • 74.5 x 159.9 x 8.4 mm
  • 190g
  • 74.5 x 159.9 x 8.4 mm
  • 190g
Display
  • 6.5-inch FHD+ Infinity-O display
  • Centered hole-punch cutout
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • Gorilla Glass 3
  • 6.5-inch FHD+ Infinity-O display
  • Centered hole-punch cutout
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • Gorilla Glass 3
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 865Samsung Exynos 990
RAM & Storage
  • 6GB+128GB
  • 6GB+128GB
  • 8GB+256GB
Battery & Charging
  • 4,5000mAh
  • 15W fast wired charging
  • 15W fast wireless charging
  • Wireless powershare support
  • 4,5000mAh
  • 15W fast wired charging
  • 15W fast wireless charging
  • Wireless powershare support
Rear Camera
  • Primary: 12MP f/1.8 primary camera
  • Secondary: 12MP f/2.2 wide-angle camera
  • Tertiary: 8MP f/2.0 telephoto camera
  • Primary: 12MP f/1.8 primary camera
  • Secondary: 12MP f/2.2 wide-angle camera
  • Tertiary: 8MP f/2.0 telephoto camera
Front Camera32MP f/2.032MP f/2.0
Other Features
  • IP68 dust and water resistance
  • USB Type-C
  • Optical under-display fingerprint scanner by Goodix
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • MST
  • NFC
  • IP68 dust and water resistance
  • USB Type-C
  • Optical under-display fingerprint scanner by Goodix
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • MST
  • NFC
Android VersionOne UI 2.0 based on Android 10One UI 2.0 based on Android 10

Unlike other devices in Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S20 series, the Galaxy S20 FE features a flat 6.5-inch Infinity-O display, with a tiny punch hole for the selfie camera. As mentioned earlier, the display offers a refresh rate of 120Hz with fast touch response times to deliver a super smooth user experience. The Snapdragon 865 SoC on the 5G variant is coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage, which can be expanded up to 1TB using a microSD card. The Exynos 990 variant, however, comes with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage.

In the camera department, the Galaxy S20 FE packs in a triple camera setup on the back consisting of a 12MP primary camera, a 12MP wide-angle camera, and an 8MP 3x hybrid optical zoom telephoto camera. Over on the front, the device has a single 32MP selfie camera. Much like the flagship devices in the Galaxy S20 series, the Galaxy S20 FE includes AI-powered camera features like Single Take to help users click a variety of videos, photos, and GIFs with just a 15-second take and Super Steady mode for advanced stabilization.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE

Powering the device is a 4,500mAh battery, with support for 15 Watt fast charging. On top of that, the device also supports fast wireless charging 2.0 and wireless power share. The Galaxy S20 FE comes with an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance, which ensures that the device will be able to survive in 1.5 meters of water for up to 30 minutes.

In terms of software, the Galaxy S20 FE runs the latest version of Samsung’s One UI skin based on Android 10, which includes a host of useful features like wireless DeX support, Quick Share, AOD, and more.

Pricing & Availability

The all-new Samsung Galaxy S20 FE will go on sale starting from October 2, 2020, across Samsung.com, carriers, and online retailers, with pre-orders beginning from today. For India, the phone goes on sale from October 16, 2020, with pre-orders beginning October 9, 2020.

The Galaxy S20 FE will be available in four RAM/storage/network configurations that have been priced as follows:

  • 6GB + 128GB (5G):
    • USA:
      • Sub-6GHz for T-Mobile, AT&T, and unlocked: $699
      • MmWave for Verizon: $749
    • EUR: €749
    • UK: £699
  • 6GB + 128GB (4G):
    • EUR: €649
    • UK: £599
  • 8GB + 128GB (4G):
    • India: ₹49,999
  • 8GB + 256GB (4G):
    • EUR: €719

Buy the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE from Samsung.com

As seen in previous leaks, Samsung is offering six color variants of the Galaxy S20 FE, including Cloud White, Cloud Orange, Cloud Mint, Cloud Red, and Cloud Navy.

It’s also worth noting that the Snapdragon 865 powered 5G variant won’t be limited to the US and it will be available internationally, unlike the Snapdragon 865 variants of other devices in the Galaxy S20 series.

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Pranob Mehrotra
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A Literature and Linguistics graduate with a keen interest in everything Android. When not writing about tech, Pranob spends most of his time either playing League of Legends or lurking on Reddit.