By launching the Galaxy S10 Lite, a watered-down edition of the Galaxy S10 with the more capable Snapdragon 855 Plus chip, a bigger battery, and (most importantly) a cheaper price tag, Samsung stunned all smartphone geeks in India last year. It was a successful recipe, but with the Galaxy S20 FE, which did not impress critics as much as its international 5G variant, courtesy of its Exynos 990 chipset, Samsung followed it up. With the Galaxy S20 FE 5G, Samsung now probably wants to fix that.
A Pricebaba report spotted the support page of the Galaxy S20 FE 5G on the website of Samsung India. The phone was also spotted receiving the latest BIS certification, suggesting an impending launch. The 5G variant is the same as the international variant that used the Exynos 990.0 instead of the Snapdragon 865 chip
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G coming to India
While the Galaxy S20 FE that India got was a good overall phone, the inferior Exynos 990 chipset was struggling. At BGR India, we checked the phone and found the phone overheating as well as struggling at times with resource-intensive games. The phone lacked support for 5G as well. However, the international variant had the Snapdragon 865 variant that solved all of the Exynos variant’s problems. In India, except for the chipset, the Galaxy S20 FE 5G was able to retain 95% of the same characteristics as the 4G variant. That means that with the five-color palette, you will get the same plastic unibody design. At 6.5-inch, the display remains the same and will offer the same Super AMOLED experience with a smooth refresh rate of 120Hz. With improved battery life, better image processing, and faster performance, the SD 865 could help.
What remains to be seen is how the Galaxy S20 FE 5G is priced in India by Samsung, given that the 4G variant is already selling at a fairly high price of Rs 49,999. It is possible that the Exynos variant could be discontinued by Samsung and bring the 5G version at a similar cost. The price of the 4G variant could also be reduced by Samsung and the Snapdragon version could be brought to a higher price, or vice versa. At present, the ultra-premium Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G is the only Samsung phone in India to use the Snapdragon 865 chip. The Exynos 2100 chipset series is being used for the current-gen Galaxy S21 series.