Samsung Galaxy S20 FE, an anti-Chinese alternative for OnePlus 8 series
Dinesh Kumar | Team PresentMirror | Updated: Oct. 1, 2020, 2:30 p.m.
Samsung launched their new affordable flagship Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (Fan Edition) with 4G and 5G versions. The galaxy S20 FE is successor to the last year's galaxy S10 lite which was launched with flagship Snapdragon processor in all the markets. It was much awaited in markets where Samsung flagship phone comes with Exynos processor only.
The 4g variant of galaxy s20 FE is powered by samsung Exynos 990 processor while 5g variant comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor.
The device has 6.5 inch 1080+ super amoled display. The refresh rate has been upgraded to 2020 flagship standards 120hz.The display is also HDR10+ certified. The front display is protected by gorilla glass while it has got glastic back. The phone is IP68 rated for dust and water resistance.
It has the battery capacity of 4500mah and it supports 25W fast charging. However, it only gets 15W charger in the box. Wireless charging is also supported and it has reverse charging as well which is very useful to charge true wireless earphone or smart watch on the go.
It has a flagship standard powerful camera with triple camera setup on the back. The main camera is same as S20, 12mp with OIS , a large 1/1.76 sensor and 1.8µm pixels with dual pixel AF. The telephoto cam is of 8mp with pixel size of 1µm and it also has OIS. This f/2.4 optics offers 3x optical zoom and upto 30x space zoom. The third camera is a 12mp ultra wide lens with 123° field of view. The front has 32mp (0.8µm pixels) camera.
There's a micro SD card slot with upto 1TB card support. it also has blutooth 5.1, WIFI-6 and there is no 3.5mm headphone jack. it will be available in 6 colours at launch cloud navy , cloud orange, cloud white, cloud red, cloud lavender and cloud mint. Starting Price for 5g variant is $699 in United States. It will be available from 2nd October. Indian prices should be around 40k to 50k as suggested by sources.
With promise of three major android os upgrades The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE packs solid spec for the price and will compete with likes of OnePlus 8 and their upcoming OnePlus 8t (will launch on 14 October ). Those who are looking for anti-Chinese alternative of OnePlus 8, galaxy s20 FE might become their choice.
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