12 October 2020
UPDATE (October 6th, 2020):
The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE has just become official in India. It is priced at an attractive INR 49,999 for the sole 8GB/128GB configuration variant featuring the Exynos 990 chipset. The affordable flagship will go on pre-orders starting October 9th via Samsung.com and select offline stores. It will be available for purchase in Cloud Red, Cloud Lavender, Cloud Mint, Cloud Navy, and Cloud White color options.
Original (September 23rd, 2020)
Samsung has announced Galaxy S20 FE as the newest Galaxy smartphone. It is basically a "lite" version of the flagship Galaxy S20 that was made official earlier this year. It is meant to offer premium Galaxy S-series features at relatively cheaper pricing. It will be a direct successor to last year's Galaxy S10 Lite.
The Galaxy S20 FE sports a 6.5-inch Full HD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels) Super AMOLED Infinity-O flat display. The panel offers 407 ppi pixel density and a 120Hz refresh rate. The phone has been released in both 4G LTE and 5G connectivity models. The 4G LTE variant comes with Samsung's Exynos 990 processor and the 5G variant comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor.
There are two configuration options for 4G LTE: 8GB RAM with 128GB and 256GB storage. The 5G variant is available in the sole 6GB of RAM with 256GB storage configuration. The support for microSD cards is available up to 1TB. In the camera department, there are three cameras including a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture, a 12-megapixel wide-angle sensor with f/1.8 aperture, and an 8-megapixel telephoto sensor with f/2.4 aperture. The front camera is a 32-megapixel sensor with an f/2.0 aperture housed within the punch hole.
The whole package is powered by a 4,500mAh battery with fast charging and fast wireless charging support. It will run Android 10 out of the box with a promise of three generations of Android upgrades. Other important features are Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB Type-C port, in-display fingerprint scanner, AKG-powered stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos, and IP68 certification for dust and water resistance.
Samsung has priced the Galaxy S20 FE at $699 for the 5G model. The pricing for other configurations and 4G variants has not been revealed yet. It will go on sale starting October 2nd, 2020 with pre-orders kicking off today.