Replace: September 14, 2020 (2:50 AM ET): Samsung has confirmed one other Unpacked occasion which may see the launch of the Galaxy S20 FE. We’ve up to date the unique article beneath with the brand new particulars.
Authentic article: July 23, 2020 (8:37 AM ET): Samsung’s flagship gross sales are slumping. As demand for costlier gadgets drops as a consequence of rising costs and the continued pandemic, we’re seeing extra producers launch mid-range alternate options. Samsung may very well be the most recent.
In response to a number of studies, the corporate is at the moment engaged on a repeat of its Galaxy S10 Lite primarily based on the Galaxy S20 vary. Its official identify continues to be up for debate, however whether or not it’ll be known as the Galaxy S20 Lite or Galaxy S20 Fan Version, right here’s every little thing we predict we all know in regards to the forthcoming reasonably priced cellphone beneath.
Identify and launch date
The Galaxy S20 Fan Version is reportedly below growth with mannequin numbers SM-G780 (world model) and SM-G781 (US model), based on a SamMobile report from June 11. The Galaxy S10 Lite launched with mannequin quantity SM-G770, so all indicators level in the direction of a sequel to that specific gadget.
Samsung later confirmed the existence of the Galaxy S20 FE sequence in what appears to be yet one more unintentional reveal. The gadget was noticed in a list on a Samsung Bulgaria’s YouTube Premium offer page, which confirmed its identify. The itemizing additionally confirmed that Samsung is getting ready 4G and 5G variants of the Galaxy S20 FE.
In the meantime, the identify “Galaxy S20 Lite” can be a contender and was noticed on Samsung’s US website by Twitter tipster Venkatesh Babu.G. It’s doable that Samsung could have a distinct identify for the cellphone in numerous markets. Nonetheless, it’s additionally not out of the realm of chance that these two are fully distinctive telephones that don’t have anything to do with one another.
The Fan Edition title was first utilized by Samsung on a re-released gadget primarily based on the Galaxy Note 7. An ETNews report additionally advised that the cellphone may include S-Pen assist and undertake the “Galaxy S20 Pen Version” title, but it surely’s seemingly that this was a case of a mistranslation.
On September 8, the SM-G780F variant was noticed passing via the FCC. Believed to be the vary’s world variant, the itemizing did elevate questions relating to the cellphone’s imminent launch.
On September 9, the smartphone made an early look on Samsung’s Philippine website. Not a lot in regards to the gadget was listed, bar the 128GB of storage, twin SIM assist, and two colorways, it’s maybe one of the best indication to date that the Galaxy S20 FE’s launch was quick approaching.
Samsung on September 13 confirmed yet one more Unpacked occasion will happen this month, seemingly internet hosting the debut of the Galaxy S20 FE. The occasion will happen on September 23, starting at 10 AM ET. Whereas not overtly confirming that the S20 FE will make its debut, all hints provided recommend that the cellphone ought to make its long-awaited look.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Version: Design
We’ve been anticipating the Galaxy S20 Fan Version to attract design cues from its S20 sisters and if a leaked render is to be believed, it certainly does. Tipster Evan Blass outed the render exhibiting a well-recognized Infinity-O punch-hole show surrounded by skinny bezels. You may see the leaked Galaxy S20 Fan Version render beneath.
Extra renders spilled via PriceBaba and OnLeaks on August 17, which showcases the doable rear design of the gadget. Whereas not confirmed, there’s a chance the Galaxy S20 Fan Version might make use of the frosted plastic panel used on the Galaxy Be aware 20. Moreover, renders recommend three cameras will characteristic on the rear.
A SamMobile report on June 25 gave us an thought of the colorways we may anticipate too, specifically blue, violet, and white. On July 23, Dutch tech publication GalaxyClub cited a further three doable shades, together with inexperienced, orange, and crimson.
Renders posted to Evan Blass’ Patreon on August 18 (seen above) have revealed a fair wider vary of colorways set to grace the Galaxy S20 FE. A minimum of six are showcased within the leak, together with gentle shades of inexperienced, orange, and violet (or pink). There’s additionally a shiny crimson, much like the colorway used on the red Galaxy Note 20, becoming a member of a darkish blue, and white possibility.
In response to WinFuture, the cellphone will embrace white, blue, orange, lavender, inexperienced, and crimson colorways. The supply of the colour variants might fluctuate relying on the mannequin (extra on that beneath). The publication provides that the cellphone is 8.4mm thick and weighs 190g.
Specs and options
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Version may characteristic three totally different fashions. SM-G780 will reportedly launch globally with and with out 5G. In the meantime, SM-G781 will solely be accessible with 5G. All fashions are anticipated to characteristic Samsung’s upcoming One UI 2.5 pores and skin layered over Android 10.
The aforementioned leak from WinFuture lists out all of the specs for the Galaxy S20 FE and likewise confirms that it’ll have each 4G and 5G fashions.
In response to the publication, the 5G mannequin of the cellphone will probably be powered by the Snapdragon 865, whereas the 4G variant will characteristic Samsung’s personal Exynos 990 SoC. This was additionally beforehand tipped via leaked benchmark listings uncovered by GSMArena.
In contrast to the prevailing Galaxy S20 telephones which solely get the Snapdragon chipset within the US and another elements of the world, the Snapdragon 865 model of the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE can be mentioned to launch in Europe. The area often will get solely Exynos-powered Samsung flagships, so this could be a welcome change.
When it comes to show, the Galaxy S20 FE is rumored to characteristic a 6.5-inch Tremendous AMOLED display with a 2400 x 1080 pixel decision, 120Hz refresh price, and an in-display fingerprint sensor. This makes the show of the brand new cellphone barely bigger than the bottom 6.2-inch S20, however smaller than the 6.7-inch Galaxy S10 Lite. It’s additionally providing a quicker refresh price than the vanilla Galaxy Note 20 which solely will get a 60Hz display. Samsung has apparently used the a lot older Corning Gorilla Glass three on prime of the show to save lots of on prices.
For imaging, a July 20 report by The Elec in addition to the WinFuture leak element the cellphone’s doable digital camera setup. Three rear cameras are set to characteristic, however there’s no signal of a 64MP sensor or a 108MP sensor in any respect. As a substitute, customers might should accept a 12MP main snapper with f/1.Eight aperture, a 12MP 123-degree wide-angle digital camera, and an 8MP telephoto digital camera with 3x zoom. The principle 12MP sensor options twin part detection autofocus and optical picture stabilization. A 32MP selfie digital camera is ready to characteristic within the punch-hole.
Leaker Ice Universe in a tweet advised that the Galaxy S20 Fan Version makes use of a Sony IMX555 sensor additionally used on the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, and Galaxy Be aware 20. The leaker’s observe document isn’t with out concern however WinFuture additionally corroborated this data in its full spec leak.
Elsewhere, the Galaxy S20 FE is predicted to get Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, and NFC. The cellphone can be mentioned to be IP68 licensed for water and mud safety.
ETNews and SamMobile beforehand reported that 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage may characteristic too. This was additionally listed within the specs dump leaked by WinFuture. If the Galaxy S10 Lite is any indication, we may most likely additionally anticipate a 512GB storage possibility with a minimum of 8GB of RAM.
GalaxyClub beforehand reported that the S20 Fan Version may characteristic a battery rated at 4,500mAh. That’s 500mAh bigger than the bottom S20. WinFuture additionally studies the identical and provides that the cellphone will get a 15W charger, wi-fi charging, and reverse charging.
The Galaxy S20 FE was additionally noticed passing via China’s 3C on September 4 (through MyFixGuide). The itemizing matches the leaked battery data above.
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The Galaxy S20 FE handed via Bluetooth certification on September 2, which confirmed its Bluetooth 5.Zero assist and likewise make clear among the explicit variants we will anticipate to see.
Judging by this listing, Verizon will seemingly obtain an ultra-wideband mmWave 5G variant, distinguished by the S20 FE UW label and VZW description. Specific AT&T and T-Cell variants are additionally incoming based on this product list. Lastly, for those who’re one to holster a couple of SIM card at a time, a twin SIM variant may be within the works judging by this spot. WinFuture additionally studies that the cellphone will characteristic assist for a nano-SIM and an eSIM.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Version: Pricing and availability
So, when are you able to snap up one among these Fan Editions? ETNews in June advised an October launch date for the gadget.
A beforehand talked about report by The Elec corroborated an October debut but additionally added a advised worth: $750. Whereas this could make the S20 Fan Version cheaper than the Galaxy S20’s $999 at debut, it might be a considerable enhance over the Galaxy S10 Lite’s $650 worth at launch and the ~$450 Galaxy A71.
A brand new leak by DealnTech (through SamMobile) sheds gentle on the Galaxy S20 FE’s alleged Canadian pricing data. Per the leak, consumers might want to fork out round CA$1,148 (~$887) for the 128GB/5G mannequin. That worth is round CA$150 decrease than the S20 5G’s launch worth in Canada.