Samsung is reportedly readying a more affordable version of its Galaxy S20 flagship, dubbed the S20 Fan Edition (likely to be called the S20 FE). The device is supposedly a ‘Lite’ version of the flagship offering, akin to the S10 Lite. Supposed specs of the smartphone leaked last week, suggesting that the phone would sport the flagship Snapdragon 865 SoC, while also offering other premium features such as a 120Hz high refresh rate display and IP68 water and dust resistance.
Today, a report from South Korean publication TheElec (via SamMobile) suggests that the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition could be launched for an asking price of ₩900,000 (approx. $750). The report also provides more information on the camera specifics and the expected launch timeline – which expected to be sometime in October, corroborating earlier reports.
As for the camera specifications, the publication notes that the device could sport a triple-camera setup, with the primary and ultra-wide units being 12MP sensors, along with an 8MP telephoto camera. The phone is not expected to come with any other additional gear such as the Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensor found on the more expensive S20+. However, it is not clear what exact hardware will be used for the camera, such as the larger 1.8µm one that the company employs in the S20.
Considering that the South Korean giant reportedly aims to price the device around the $750 mark, it will be interesting to see what corners it cuts for this phone, and how it manages to price the phone competitively whilst offering a high-end processor and impressive capabilities such as the high refresh rate.