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- Samsung has launched the Snapdragon 865 model of the Galaxy S20 FE 4G.
- The cellphone is equivalent to its Exynos and 5G fashions, aside from the dearth of the Snapdragon X55 modem.
- It’s additionally anticipated to value 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 cellphone that featured the Exynos 990 chipset, the brand new cellphone pack a Snapdragon 865 processor.
The present 5G mannequin additionally options the Snapdragon 865, just like the dearer S20 sequence telephones. Nonetheless, the brand new Galaxy S20 FE sheds the Snapdragon X55 modem which permits 5G connectivity. In any other case, each the 5G and 4G fashions of the cellphone are equivalent by way of design and specs.
So why has Samsung launched this mannequin? Effectively, 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 effective transfer on Samsung’s half. The worldwide chipset scarcity may even have pressured the corporate to make this alteration.
It’s anticipated that the previous 4G mannequin of the Galaxy S20 FE will quickly disappear from Samsung shops and shall be changed by this new model.
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 4G worth and specs
The brand new Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 4G with the Snapdragon 865 SoC is anticipated to value the identical as its Exynos counterpart.
It’s at present obtainable 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 cellphone can be listed on Samsung’s Germany and Sweden web sites. Nonetheless, the worth will not be talked about within the listings. We anticipate it’ll begin at €599, the identical as the prevailing Exynos mannequin.
In case you’re not satisfied by the brand new Galaxy S20 FE, you may need to watch for the Galaxy S21 FE. The most recent Fan Version cellphone is anticipated to sport the flagship Snapdragon 888 SoC and it ought to ideally come at a sexy worth level. On condition that the S21 sequence is already $200 cheaper than its predecessor, it’ll be attention-grabbing to see how low Samsung can go for the brand new FE.