Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 4G with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC has been silently launched in markets including Germany, Malaysia, and Vietnam. The phone comes with a model number SM-G780G, which is slightly different from the original Galaxy S20 FE variant model number SM-G780F. The older model comes with an Exynos 990 instead of the Snapdragon chip on the new one. However, apart from a different SoC, the new Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 4G is identical to the original model that was launched in India and various global markets last year.
The current 5G model features the Snapdragon 865, like the more expensive S20 series phones. However, the new Galaxy S20 FE possibly disables or completely removes the Snapdragon X55 modem which provides 5G connectivity. Otherwise, both the 5G and 4G models of the phone are identical in terms of design and specs. So why has Samsung launched this model? Well, for one, the Exynos 990 powered Galaxy S20 FE that sells in regions like India and Europe is undoubtedly underpowered compared to its Snapdragon 865 processor. So giving it a chipset refresh is a good move on Samsung’s part. The global chipset shortage could also have forced the company to make this change.
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 4G (Snapdragon 865) price
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 4G (Snapdragon 865) price starts at MYR 2,299 for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant. The phone has been listed by Samsung’s official retail partner Shopee in Malaysia in Blue, Orange, and Violet colors. In addition to its listing on the e-commerce site, the new Samsung Galaxy S20 FE variant has been listed on the company’s sites in Germany, Malaysia, and Vietnam, as initially reported by Android Headlines.
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 4G (Snapdragon 865) specifications
On the specifications front, the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 4G (Snapdragon 865) is identical to the older model except for a different chipset. The new model carries a Snapdragon 865 SoC paired with 8GB of RAM. The chipset is different from the Exynos 990 that powers the original Samsung Galaxy S20 FE. However, the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G version also comes with a Snapdragon 865 SoC.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 4G has a 6.5-inch full-HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-O Display with a 120Hz refresh rate. You’ll also get a triple rear camera setup that has a 12-megapixel ultra-wide shooter, a 12-megapixel sensor with a wide-angle lens, and an 8-megapixel telephoto shooter. For selfies and video chats, there is a 32-megapixel selfie camera sensor with an f/2.2 lens.
The new model comes with 128GB of onboard storage at this moment. However, considering the configurations available for the original variant, the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 4G (Snapdragon 865) is likely to get a 256GB storage option as well. Samsung has provided a 4,500mAh battery on the new Galaxy S20 FE 4G that supports 25W fast charging in addition to wireless charging support. The new model measures 159.8×74.5×8.4mm and weighs 190 grams, as per the listing on the Shopee site, which is the same as its original variant.