Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition to be unveiled at the September 23 Unpacked event

Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition Unpacked Event

Samsung’s Galaxy S and Note series lineups represent the best Samsung has to offer. However, facing severe competition from flagship killers from OnePlus and Xiaomi, Samsung decided to launch Lite variants of its flagship smartphones. Samsung launched the Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite earlier this year and they were quite well received in the market. Samsung’s following it now with the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition which is going to be revealed in the upcoming Galaxy Unpacked event on September 23rd; the third Unpacked event of the year by the way. Let’s learn more about the Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition including its specs, expected price in Nepal, availability, and more.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition Overview

Galaxy S10 Lite had a model number of SM-G770. And multiple reports suggest that Samsung is now working on two devices with a model number of SM-G780 and SM-G781B, respectively. But there has been confusion about what these numbers actually mean. There were rumors that Samsung is working another device dubbed S20 Fan Edition alongside the Lite variant. However, Sammobile reports that these are basically the same device that the company intends to launch in different regions. So, Samsung might launch Samsung S20 Lite as S20 Fan Edition in select markets.

The SM-G780 is the global variant of the device. The availability of 5G connectivity will vary according to the market. However, the SM-G781B will guarantee 5G.

Geekbench Listing

While the S10 Lite came with Snapdragon 855, its successor will feature either Snapdragon 865 or 865+. It has been confirmed from the Geekbench listing of the SM-G780B. The listing reveals that SoC in the device to be Kona with a base frequency of 1.80 GHz. Kona is the codename for SD 865 chipset. But Snapdragon 865+ isn’t an entirely different chipset; its SD 865 with a higher clocked Prime Core (up to 3.1 GHz). Geekbench listing of the Galaxy Tab S7 lineup revealed the same motherboard but it is now tipped to feature 865+. However, we are talking about a ‘Lite’ variant and it makes more sense for Samsung to stick to SD 865 for this device.

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The device that went through the benchmark tests features 6GB of RAM. However, we can expect another variant with 8GB of RAM. Similarly, the device will offer up to 128GB of internal storage with the option of expanding it further via a microSD card. The device is likely to ship with One UI 2.5 on top of Android 10. Similarly, there’s also going to be a 4G variant of the Galaxy S20 FE which will be powered by Exynos 990. In terms of memory, Samsung is going with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage.

Rest of the Specs

Both Samsung S20 Lite (or Fan Editon) will feature a flat 6.5-inches FHD AMOLED panel with up to 120Hz refresh rate. In terms of protection, the panel features Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3. The display will feature a circular cutout that measures 3.3mm which is going to house the 32MP selfie camera. It will flaunt a triple camera setup on the back. The setup is rumored to include a 12MP Sony IMX555 primary sensor alongside an 8MP telephoto and a 12MP ultra-wide camera.

The device was recently spotted on the 3C certification page with EB-BG781ABY. The battery will have a typical capacity of 4,500mAh. New renders picked from Verizon USA’s website for the phone reveals four more colors of the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition – mint green, pink, white, and orange on top of red and dark blue. The device will be IP68 rated against water and dust.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition Specifications (rumored):

  • Display: 6.5-inches; Flat Infinity-O” AMOLED panel; 120Hz refresh rate; 3.3mm punch hole
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 865 or Exynos 990; 7nm Mobile Platform
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585) or Octa-core (2×2.73 GHz Mongoose M5 & 2×2.50 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU:  Mali-G77 MP11 or Adreno 650
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128GB (expandable up to via a microSD card)
  • Software & UI: Android 10 with One UI 2.5 on top
  • Rear Camera: Triple-camera;
    – 12MP Sony IMX555 primary shooter
    – 12MP ultra-wide sensor
    – 8MP telephoto lens
  • Front Camera: 32MP sensor
  • Security: In-display fingerprint scanner
  • Battery: 4,500 mAh
  • Colors: Red, White, Mint Green, Orange, Dark Blue, Pink

Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition Price in Nepal and Availability

Samsung has officially teased the launch of Galaxy S20 Lite (Fan Edition) in the Unpacked event for September 23rd, 2020. It is reported that the phone will come with a price tag of around $750. As for as Nepal launch is concerned, we expect the Samsung Galaxy S20 Lite (Fan Edition) to launch before Dashain with a starting price of around NPR 85,000.

Smartphone Model Price in Nepal (Expected) Availability (Expected)
Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition NPR 85,000 Before Dashain
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