Samsung Galaxy S20 FE now getting its first security update

The Galaxy S20 Fan Edition is getting its first software update which appears to contain the October 2020 security patch. Identified by build number G781BXXU1ATJ1, the over-the-air release first appeared in Germany last week, with the deployment still ongoing. Based on Samsung’s firmware release naming practices, it would appear this update also contains other, user-facing changes, […]

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Galaxy S20 FE touchscreen issues come to light as more users complain

Samsung’s new Galaxy S20 FE budget flagship might be the recipe to success in the current economic climate. It offers more value for money than many of its rivals in the same price range and it ships with many flagship features for a non-flagship price. However, the Galaxy S20 FE is not flawless and complaints […]

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The bezels on the Galaxy S20 FE are annoyingly big and mid-range-y

The Galaxy S20 FE is an excellent phone, and it’s a fantastic proposition for the asking price. It’s got much in common with the original Galaxy S20 trio, or at least the Galaxy S20 and S20+, such as the flagship-grade processors, 120Hz screen refresh rate, 30x ‘Space Zoom’ (something the S20 FE is better at), […]

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Leaked Galaxy S20 FE India pricing is bad news for OnePlus

Just as the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition got its international release, its India price tag emerged online, promising even somewhat greater value for money than what the U.S. and (especially) Europe are getting. The fourth addition to the Galaxy S20 family will reportedly retail in India at Rs. 49,999, which comes down to just around […]

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Hey Samsung, how about including Galaxy S20 FE in the One UI 3.0 beta?

With the Galaxy S20 FE, Samsung is making it abundantly clear that it views its fourth Galaxy S20 model as a flagship smartphone, and the company isn’t wrong. Where the Galaxy S10 Lite was a mid-range phone with flagship elements (and a good one at that), the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition offers much of the […]

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European fans: Do you think the Galaxy S20 FE offers great value?

As Samsung itself recently explained it, the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition was named in reference to the amazing value it’s meant to offer; at least relative to the original flagship series that debuted back in February. And while that statement is far from baseless, there’s also no denying that the overall package is more attractive […]

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Galaxy S20 FE vs Google Pixel 5: Samsung is the clear winner

The COVID-19 pandemic had left its mark on the mobile market this year, leading to global sales plummeting and many consumers shifting focus from the premium segment to value-oriented mid-range solutions. OEMs have done the same, reason why devices like the Galaxy S20 FE exist. The Galaxy S20 FE came out of nowhere last month; […]

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[Poll]Would you prefer a flat screen on your next Galaxy flagship?

It’s been over six years since Samsung’s engineering awed the world by bending a modern capacitive touchscreen, which looked pretty cool next to a bunch of boring old flat screens. And yet flat screens ended up being much more timeless than their arching counterparts. Ever since that seminal Galaxy Note Edge, Samsung has essentially been […]

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Galaxy S20 Fan Edition’s reason to exist may not be what you think

The one and only reason why the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition is happening is that the original three models from the series sold poorly. That’s according to a new report out of South Korea which today delivered multiple insider perspectives on the current state of the global smartphone market. And the industry consensus regarding the […]

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Samsung USA offers $70 credit to Galaxy S20 FE 5G pre-order customers

The Galaxy S20 FE 5G (Fan Edition) is available for pre-order in various markets including the USA. By now, this shouldn’t surprise anyone given our extensive coverage of the device following Unpacked for Every Fan, but what you might not know is that Samsung USA is offering $70 credit to pre-order customers for spending on […]

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Galaxy S20 FE 5G vs Galaxy A71 5G: When $100 makes a big difference

Samsung’s new budget flagship, the Galaxy S20 FE 5G (Fan Edition), turned out to be a worthy addition to the Galaxy S20 lineup. At the very least, it left a positive first impression on us ahead of our upcoming review, and it’s all thanks to a combination of good specifications and competitive pricing. The Galaxy […]

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Samsung’s favorite K-pop group BTS is very fond of the Galaxy S20 FE

Samsung and BTS have almost become synonymous as far as the company’s marketing material goes. The popular K-pop group has been involved with promoting various Galaxy device throughout the year, from the successful release of the Galaxy S20+ BTS Edition to launching Galaxy Tab S7 drawing tutorials, Galaxy Note 20 promos, and Galaxy Z Fold 2 […]

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PSA: Galaxy S20 Fan Edition’s 3x zoom is ‘real’ and better in low light

The only thing more gimmicky than a 100x zoom feature is a 1.1x one, but that’s precisely how much optical magnification the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+ had to offer. Luckily, the newly launched Galaxy S20 Fan Edition goes back to the basics by utilizing a lower-resolution telephoto camera that delivers a “real” 3x zoom. In […]

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Galaxy S20 FE not cheap enough? You can now pre-order it for $100 off

Samsung’s new budget flagship, the Galaxy S20 FE 5G (Fan Edition) was unveiled yesterday and the device is now available for pre-order from Samsung’s website for $699. However, a few retailers in the USA are also offering the device on pre-order terms and they’ve dropped the pre-order price by $100. This means you can now […]

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Samsung explains why and how the Galaxy S20 FE was built the way it is

You may have wondered why Samsung has created the Galaxy S20 FE (Fan Edition) and what was the company’s thought process when deciding to build this device. Samsung gave us an answer today, along with more details on the phone’s development process, in a video titled What Led Samsung to Release Galaxy S20 FE. Spoiler […]

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With the Galaxy S20 FE, Samsung finally got color availability right

Samsung made a pretty big deal about the Galaxy S20 FE’s rich color palette at Unpacked for Every Fan, as the device sports not two, three, or five color options but a total of six. They all carry the ‘Cloud’ name and they range from Cloud Navy to Cloud Lavender, Mint, Red, White, and Orange. […]

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