For this online launch, Samsung has developed a new model for its S20 range, the Fan Edition or FE for which the cellular connection has been upgraded to 5G.
Targeting a young and trendy clientele, Samsung has endowed it with the most popular functions while slashing certain elements such as the shell which is made of plastic. And to make people forget this material, the South Korean manufacturer offers its Galaxy S20 FE 5G in a wide range of colors. Six in all.
Based on the size of the 6.7 '' Galaxy Note20 I have in hand, the S20 FE's large 6.5 '' display and super-thin bezels won't feel like a bulky phone. Weight: 190 g. Note that the display has a refresh of 120 Hz which promises a beautiful fluidity for videos and games.
Everything you need for photos
As for photo capabilities, this phone offers on the screen side a 32 megapixel (Mpx) sensor and on the back, you will have the choice between an ultra wide angle of 12 Mpx, a second wide-angle also of 12 Mpx and a last one to zoom in. 8 Mpx telephoto. The images are stabilized by artificial intelligence, the optical zoom reaches 3x and up to 30x in digital zoom, in which case the images deteriorate. Always to seduce young customers, the large photo sensor (32 Mpx) is on the screen side which will take impressive self-portraits.
Under the hood, Samsung has soldered a powerful 64-bit eight-core processor to it. Added to this is the 6 GB RAM with 128 GB of storage that can be increased with a microSD card up to 1 terabyte.
And because the large format lends itself well, Samsung has housed a large battery storing 4500 mAh of energy to last one to two days depending on use.
In the same logic, the S20 FE has fast charging – 50% in 30 minutes with its 25 W charger – and wireless charging 2.0 by induction.
Not insignificant detail, the device is protected by an IP68 waterproofing (up to 1.5 m underwater for 30 min).
By unveiling this S20 FE 5G model, Samsung wanted not only to please its customers, but also to get ahead of Apple, which will soon release its new iPhone 5G phones.
The Galaxy S20 FE 5G will be available for pre-order starting October 1, 2020 at Experience + Samsung stores or at Samsung.com/ca, in addition to major retailers in Canada and will be available for purchase starting October 16, 2020. The Galaxy S20 FE 5G will be available in Red, Orange, Lavender, Mint, Navy and White, starting at $ 949.99.