The Galaxy S20 FE – a.ok.a. the Fan Version – is an inexpensive tackle the Korean firm’s flagship cellphone collection that’s made one rapid and apparent play to win over European followers: utilizing the Snapdragon 865 processor.
Samsung followers within the UK and Europe should purchase the 5G model of the S20 FE and get a Snapdragon-powered system – although the cheaper 4G variant will nonetheless use the much-maligned Exynos 990. Against this, each earlier S20 mannequin makes use of the Exynos chip in Europe, reserving Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors for the US market.
Whereas efficiency between the 2 chipsets is arguably comparable in day-to-day utilization, the Snapdragon tends to outperform the Exynos in lots of benchmarks. Extra importantly it’s considerably extra power-efficient, that means that Galaxy telephones utilizing a Snapdragon processor usually final hours longer than their Exynos equivalents.
The remainder of the S20 FE’s specs are equally spectacular. 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, a 6.5in 120Hz AMOLED display, and chunky 4500mAh battery make the Fan Version fairly corresponding to the usual S20 throughout the road.
It even comes outfitted with the very same primary digital camera lens because the S20, although the remainder of the lens differ barely. They’re not all for the more severe although: the S20 FE has a real 3x optical zoom lens, which whereas solely 8Mp could ship higher zoomed in photographs than the 64Mp shooter within the S20 and S20+, which is technically solely at 1.1x zoom and makes use of digital zoom and cropping to make up the distinction.
There are downsides, in fact – there’d should be, since at £599 for the 4G mannequin and £699 for the 5G variant that is round £200 cheaper than the S20. The large one is that the cellphone’s vibrant rear (critically – there are six fashions, and none of them are black) is plastic fairly than glass, however there’s additionally barely much less RAM, a lower-resolution show, and no choice to file video at 8K. Take a look at our full information to the S20 FE for a breakdown of the way it compares to the S20 and S20+.
The Galaxy S20 FE is accessible to pre-order from right this moment forward of a full launch on 2 October. Pre-orders come together with your selection of a free Galaxy Match 2 wearable or three months of Xbox Sport Go Final plus a MOGA XP5-X+ gamepad.