Samsung is giving the 4G variant of the Galaxy S20 FE another life by upgrading the chip in the heart. When Samsung originally launched the phone last year, it was equipped with the in-house 990 SoC. The company later launched a 5G version of the popular phone that dumped the Exynos 990 in favor of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC. Now Samsung is replacing the Exynos processor in the 4G version of the Galaxy S20 FE with the Snapdragon 865 SoC.
Confusing right? Well all you need to know is this Both the 4G and 5G variants of the Galaxy S20 FE now use the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC. Samsung has already listed this updated model on its official website in some European and Asian markets, which means that sooner or later there will be a wider launch. Learn more about the performance of the Samsung flagship in this in-depth video review from Pocketnow.
Apart from the processor upgrade, nothing has changed. And I’m using the word “upgrade” here because the Exynos 990 has been found to lag behind the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Soc on several performance parameters, and there have also been some heating issues related to Samsung’s internal SoC. As for pricing, The updated 4G model of the Galaxy S20 FE is currently listed on the Samsung Germany official website for 599 euros. Interestingly, the 5G-enabled version is currently priced at $ 599 in the US market.
As for the rest of the innards, the Samsung offering is quite a punch for its price. The Galaxy S20 FE 4G offers a 6.5-inch Full HD + Super AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. Inside there is up to 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of onboard storage that can be accessed via a microSD Card can be expanded up to 1 TB. The imaging hardware includes a 12-megapixel main snapper, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide angle lens and an 8-megapixel telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom.
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