28 May 2020
Samsung Galaxy S20+ LTE model briefly made an appearance on the company’s Latin America website on a support page, confirming that Samsung may also launch a 4G model of the Galaxy S20+ alongside the 5G model. Coincidentally, the listing which is now no more live also confirmed the model number that is SM-G985F.
Later on, the very known tipster Ishan Agarwal posted a few renders of the rumored Galaxy S20 lineup and also tipped the prices of every model that also included the 4G variants. While this doesn't pose any confirmation, we would like to follow the tip, since the tipster has a good track record of putting out the details for upcoming devices.
Well, moving on, the device with the same model number SM-G985F can now be seen listed on the Indonesian regulatory body TKDN, indicating that the device has crossed the certification and its launch is imminent, which we know already. Spotted first by Mobilescout, this listing further intensifies the probability of Samsung bringing a 4G model as well.
Note that the model number SM-G985F is different from the SM-G986F model number that belongs to the 5G variant. Interestingly, the certification listing also shows the model number SM-G980F with 4G LTE support, which is there for the non-Plus variant called the Galaxy S20.
There is almost no adoption of the 5G in the Southeast Asia country yet and we believe that with the 4G LTE support, Samsung is making its new Galaxy S-series ready for such countries, including India, where the 5G penetration is also low.
Talking about some key and common specifications of the lineup, they will be powered by Exynos 990 processor. They are going to feature Infinity-O Display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The Galaxy S20 is going to house triple cameras, whereas the other two in the pack will feature quad-rear cameras. The recently shared renders also show Galaxy S20 Ultra carrying the 100X digital zoom.