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Samsung’s latest Galaxy S20 FE is a wallet-friendly powerhouse

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE debuted at the brand’s ‘Galaxy Unpacked for Every Fan’ event, and comes as a budget-friendly alternative to the flagship S series.

It was only a few weeks ago that we witnessed the next generation of Galaxy S. Packing visual brilliance, industry-topping performance, and ultra-vivid camera setup, the S20 series is most definitely the hottest Android commodity in the market today. However, all this magic comes at a pretty steep price. The South Korean brand understands that price shouldn’t ever be a deal-breaker when looking for a great smartphone, which is why they’re introducing the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE, carrying the S heritage further but with a cooler price tag.

Specifications, design & variants

Like a toned-down version of the S20, it retains its form in terms of design. However, it does a bit of quirk with the colours. You can now choose from Cloud Navy, Lavender, Red, and Orange. It packs an end-to-end 6.5-inch Full HD+ Infinity-O Display with a swift 120-Hz refresh rate. Under the hood, rests a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 paired with an optional 6-GB/8-GB of RAM. In terms of space, you get to choose from 128-GB and 256-GB variants. However, this is expandable up to 1-TB too. It will also be jacked in with Android 11. All of this will be powered by a 4500-mAh battery that supports 15W fast charging and wireless charging. It is also confirmed to be 5G ready.

The camera department, on the other hand, isn’t path-breaking. With a triple camera setup to its rear, it bears a 12-MP ultra-wide, a 12-MP wide-angle, and an 8-MP telephoto lens. We’re more impressed with the selfie-side of things; it gets a 32-MP lens upfront. The other thing that gets our attention in the Night Mode. The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE also features an in-display fingerprint reader, so you can make the most of the screen.

Retail price and launch date

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE will go head-on with the iPhone SE, the OnePlus Nord, and other budget-friendly competitors in its league. It is expected to retail at a starting price of S$699 for 5G, and is available for pre-orders on Samsung.com. It will officially be retailed starting Oct 2, 2020.

(All images: Samsung)

This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia India.

Mikhail Gomes
Features Editor, Lifestyle Asia India & Contributor - Augustman
A watch aficionado, Mikhail also enjoys learning about fine whiskies, and one day hopes to establish his own menswear label. At Lifestyle Asia India, he writes on watches, menswear, auto and tech.