What is the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 2022 and how is it different?

Samsung has decided to expand its “FE” smart phone line-up but not with the Galaxy S22 FE (which would have made more sense). The company has launched the Galaxy S20 FE 2022 in Korea. However, it comes with quite an old chipset, some more tweaks, and a lower price tag. The Galaxy S20FE shares a similar design to the original Samsung Galaxy S20FE that debuted in September 2020 and was one of the best smart phones of 2020. The newer Galaxy S20FE comes at a pocket-friendly price than its predecessor. The Samsung Galaxy S20FE 2022 is available in the 4G and 5G options. The 5G option is limited to 128GB storage, while the 4G option comes with 128GB/256GB storage option. Both 4G and 5G models come with the same colour options. Let’s look at what the Samsung Galaxy S20FE 2022 has in store for us.

Samsung Galaxy S20FE 2022 specifications

This 2022 edition of the Galaxy S20 FE looks similar to the original model with a rectangular rear camera hump and a centre-placed punch-hole screen. In fact, the phone comes with a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, similar to the 2020 model.

Another similarity is the inclusion of the Snapdragon 865 SoC, which is really old for 2022. It also comes equipped with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage with support for possible storage expansion.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 2022 comes with a 6.5-inch Full-HD+ display, whose Super AMOLED Infinity-O panel supports a 120Hz refresh rate. Under the hood, a good-old Octa-core Snapdragon 865 chipset powers the device.

A 4,500mAh battery keeps the lights turned on, on the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 2022. Sadly, it still boots Android 10-based OneUI skin out of the box. Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 2022 has a face unlock feature and an under-display fingerprint scanner for security.

The camera part is also the same. The one at the front is rated at 32MP. It houses a triple camera system on the rear, including a 12MP primary sensor coupled with a 12MP ultra-wide lens and an 8-MP telephoto shooter with 3x optical zoom.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 2022 connectivity options include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, NFC, and a USB Type-C port for charging.

Now, you must be wondering what exactly the difference is between the 2022 model and the 2020 models (4G and 5G). The device doesn’t come with in-box AKG earphones and has the limited colours as explained before.

Price and Availability

The third (and major) difference is the price. The new Galaxy S20 FE 2022 is priced at 699,600 won (around Rs 43,500), which is 200,000 won lesser than the price of the original Galaxy S20 FE. Although, you should know that the 2020 S20 FE model has seen several discounts since it launched.

The device is available via KT and LG U+ but not via SK Telecom, as per a Korean blog Naver. However, we don’t if it will reach other markets. Plus, there’s no word on the device’s software update cycle. Whatever the case is, going for this model doesn’t even make sense right now when there are numerous options like the S21 FE, the Galaxy A73 5G, and more options to go for.

While you wait

Even though this phone isn't to be released in the UK the other new 'A' series and some 'M' series are now available to purchase on eBay or see our stock via the tabs above or by clicking here.

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