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- Samsung has launched the Snapdragon 865 model of the Galaxy S20 FE 4G.
- The telephone is equivalent to its Exynos and 5G fashions, apart from the dearth of the Snapdragon X55 modem.
- It’s additionally anticipated to price the identical as the present Exynos 990 mannequin.
Samsung has refreshed the Galaxy S20 FE with a brand new, 4G-only mannequin. In contrast to the earlier LTE variant of the telephone that featured the Exynos 990 chipset, the brand new telephone pack a Snapdragon 865 processor.
The present 5G mannequin additionally options the Snapdragon 865, just like the dearer S20 collection telephones. Nevertheless, the brand new Galaxy S20 FE probably disables or fully removes the Snapdragon X55 modem which offers 5G connectivity. In any other case, each the 5G and 4G fashions of the telephone are equivalent when it comes to design and specs.
So why has Samsung launched this mannequin? Properly, for one, the Exynos 990 powered Galaxy S20 FE that sells in areas like India and Europe is undoubtedly underpowered in comparison with its Snapdragon 865 processor. So giving it a chipset refresh is an efficient transfer on Samsung’s half. The worldwide chipset scarcity may even have pressured the corporate to make this variation.
It’s anticipated that the outdated 4G mannequin of the Galaxy S20 FE will quickly disappear from Samsung shops and might be changed by this new model.
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 4G value and specs
The brand new Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 4G with the Snapdragon 865 SoC is anticipated to price the identical as its Exynos counterpart.
It’s at present accessible in Malaysia (through AndroidHeadlines) for two,299 ringgit (~$560) with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. The 12GB RAM model prices 1,999 ringgit (~$485).
The telephone can be listed on Samsung’s Germany and Sweden web sites. Nevertheless, the worth will not be talked about within the listings. We anticipate it’ll begin at €599, the identical as the present Exynos mannequin.
In case you’re not satisfied by the brand new Galaxy S20 FE, you may need to anticipate the Galaxy S21 FE. The most recent Fan Version telephone is anticipated to sport the flagship Snapdragon 888 SoC and it ought to ideally come at a pretty value level. On condition that the S21 collection is already $200 cheaper than its predecessor, it’ll be fascinating to see how low Samsung can go for the brand new FE.