Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G to launch in India next week, sale date announced

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G is coming to India next week. The South Korean company has confirmed that Galaxy S20 FE 5G will go on sale in India starting from March 30th, 2021. To recall, Samsung had launched the 4G and 5G versions of Galaxy S20 FE in September last year. India got the 4G version of S20 FE with Exynos 990 chipset in October.

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Now, Samsung has decided to bring the 5G version of the device to the Indian market. As the name itself says, this particular model is for the fans and this launch suggests there are 5G fans out there. The official confirmation from Samsung came via a tweet where the company has opened registration for the device ahead of its sale. However, there is no word on its price just yet.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G sale date in India

The Galaxy S20 FE 5G will go on sale in India starting next Tuesday, March 30th, and those interested can register now. The Galaxy S20 FE is basically an amalgamation of the Galaxy S20 but with a much more affordable starting price. If you liked the Galaxy S20 but don’t want to spend that much money then Galaxy S20 FE is meant for you.

With the competition introducing new phones with 5G capability, the Galaxy S20 FE 5G launch is Samsung’s reaction to the market dynamics. With the 5G version of Samsung Galaxy S20 FE, you get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset as opposed to Exynos 990 found on the 4G variant.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G specifications and features

While the Qualcomm chipset is a generation old, it is still one of the fastest flagship chipsets around. Globally, the Galaxy S20 FE 5Gcomes in a base model with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage while the 8GB RAM variant can be selected with either 128GB or 256GB storage. Samsung has not confirmed storage variants for the Indian market yet.

The S20 FE 5G features a plastic base with aluminium frame and sports a 6.5-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate. The display also houses a 32-megapixel centre punch-hole selfie camera. On the back, there are three cameras with the main shooter using an 8MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture, dual pixel autofocus and OIS. It is paired with an 8MP telephoto lens capable of 3x optical zoom.

The third camera is a 12MP ultrawide lens with a 123-degree field of view. The primary rear camera supports 4K video recording at 60 frames per second. The Galaxy S20 FE 5G is IP68 water and dust resistant and has an under display fingerprint sensor. It houses a 4,500mAh battery with support for 25W wired fast charging and 15W wireless charging.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G price in India (expected)

According to a report by IANS, Samsung is planning to price the Galaxy S20 FE 5G in India at under Rs 50,000. The smartphone should be the most affordable 5G flagship from the brand in India. It will compete against the likes of Vivo X60 Pro and OnePlus 9, which support 5G and use newer chipsets.