Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is Samsung's New Gladiator For Upper Midrange

Friday, 25 Sep, 2020

Rounding out the specs, the Galaxy S20 FE includes an in-display optical fingerprint reader, sub-6GHz 5G support, IP68 rating against dust and water, and NFC. It also comes with a healthy 128 GB of storage, with the option to add more via its MicroSD slot. The massive 4,500 mAh intelligent battery has the staying power to respond to your needs and make it through the day. Under the hood, the phone could either have Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 SoC of Samsung's in-house Exynos 990. The device features a 32MP selfie camera with tetra-binning technology and a triple rear camera, with 12MP ultra wide, 12MP wide-angle and 8MP telephoto sensors plus up to 30x Super Resolution Zoom and OIS. And it supports 5G networking.

Now normally it can be kind of hard to get excited about a phone whose main selling point is a discounted price tag, but the S20 FE is exactly the handset Samsung needs right now.

If you've just splashed out on a Galaxy S20, look away now. Not this time. Samsung revived the "Fan Edition" moniker it launched with a non-explosive Note 7 because it doesn't have the same "less-than" connotations some of its earlier labels did.

Had Samsung made a $399 Galaxy S10 like the iPhone SE and Pixel 4a, it would have been far more appealing to customers looking for some high-end features without spending premium prices. Samsung's phones are often two-for-one, or zero dollars down, or promoted with heavy trade-in values which hide the cost of the phones.

It's interesting that Samsung has chose to brand its cheaper flagship with an FE or "Fan Edition" name rather than the traditional "Lite". More than anything, though, it's meant to sell - and fast.

Samsung is branding the S20 FE as an affordable flagship device which renders the previously used Lite acronym pointless.

That price is $700 - the same as the iPhone 11.

Samsung has finally put an end to the endless stream of leaks and officially taken the wraps off its much-hyped Galaxy S20 FE (Fan Edition) flagship smartphone. Even followers of 5G have loads of choices. Maybe the FE puts up a great fight; maybe it flounders because people won't know which of Samsung's many, many phones to buy.