Samsung did not identify its lighter model of a Galaxy S20 the Galaxy S20 Lite, however somewhat the Galaxy S20 FE and we’re right here to let you know that is an apt identify certainly.
However earlier than we do, here is an unboxing. The retail package deal is good – it has a matte white end with little digital camera mode icons etched into it. However digging inside and we see the primary indicators of this being a decrease standing Galaxy S20 machine – there is a 15W charger straight out of 2018 and a plain USB-A to USB-C cable.
So why name it Fan Version? Properly, as a result of that is precisely what it’s. It is made for that one perennial Samsung person, who loves his display screen non-curved, his rear panel plastic and calls for that his cellphone be rationally priced!
The Galaxy S20 FE has a flagship Samsung show. Its 6.5-inch Tremendous AMOLED is massive with out being big, vivid and colourful and, extra importantly, easy, due to its 120Hz refresh price. Its bezels are skinny and there is a single cutout within the middle for the 32MP selfie digital camera.
There’s an optical fingerprint scanner beneath the glass, and Samsung was good sufficient to suit a plastic display screen protector out of the field.
Wanting on the cameras of the Galaxy S20 FE, you would not suppose that it is a watered down variant of the Galaxy S20/S20+ both. The common + tele + ultrawide combo is roofed and it is principally the identical as that of the common S20’s. The telephoto is 8MP, as a substitute of 12MP, but it surely gives the identical 3x magnification.
We’ll go over the cameras intimately in our full evaluate, however they appear the same old, succesful Samsung cameras, we have come to anticipate.
The battery is not a poor man’s model of the Galaxy S20+ battery both. Actually, it appears to be like to be the identical 4,500mAh pack from the Galaxy S20+, full with help for 25W wired and 15W wi-fi charging (and even 4.5W reverse wi-fi charging) – you simply must buy the quicker charger individually if you wish to benefit from it.
There are additionally stereo audio system on board.
The one nook minimize you could possibly really feel probably the most on the Galaxy S20 FE, in comparison with the Galaxy S20/S20+ is the again panel. It is plastic, as a substitute of glass, and it does not really feel as premium, if nonetheless completely superb in isolation. It would probably scratch extra simply than glass, although, so that you may need to spend money on a case as effectively.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is up for pre-order and can go on sale on October 2. You’ll be able to go for a 4G mannequin with an Exynos 990 or a 5G mannequin with a Snapdragon 865 (non-Plus) and so they begin at €630 and €700, respectively.
The value, in and of itself, is not unreasonable. However it’s dangerously near the already discounted Galaxy S20+, which could be had for round €700 itself. It might be a good suggestion to attend a month or two earlier than you place that order. However earlier than that, keep tuned for our full evaluate, coming quickly.