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Galaxy Note 20 FE is just a slap in the face of Note 20 owners

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Galaxy Note 20 FE is just a slap in the face of Note 20 owners


  • If you have the Galaxy Note 20 FE and use the same Exynos 990 / Snapdragon 865+ chipset as the Galaxy Note 20, the refresh rate is higher, the battery is larger, and it may be a better selfie camera, it’s just a slap in the face of all those who have purchased Galaxy Note 20.

Comparing the Galaxy S20 FE with the Galaxy Note 20, it is obvious that the $300 premium you paid for the latter is mainly for the S Pen. There is no doubt that the Galaxy Note 20 is a “lite” variant of its own. Maybe this is why we haven’t heard anything about Galaxy Note 20 Lite so far.

On the other hand, a few months before the announcement of FE, we were first welcomed by the new Galaxy S20 variant. We knew from the beginning that it would replace the Galaxy S10 Lite, but Samsung does not want this new phone to be associated with the Lite model.

It has called the Galaxy S20 FE its flagship product, and yes, it is better equipped than the Galaxy S10 Lite. As we said in the Galaxy S10 Lite review, it is a mid-range phone with flagship elements.

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The same cannot be said about Galaxy Note 10 Lite. It uses the chipset launched with Galaxy Note 9 in 2018 and cameras from Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8.

At the same time, Galaxy S10 Lite is available with Snapdragon 855 in all markets and provides a 48-megapixel main camera. PTZ-like stability.

Again, the S Pen is the price people pay because they can buy it for $950 which is cheaper than the Galaxy Note 10 that Samsung asked for. Jack, the Galaxy S10 Lite lacks something, even though the battery capacity of the two phones is similar.

The company stated that the creation of the Galaxy S20 FE was a direct response to feedback provided by fans.

It packs most of the features they like about the Galaxy S20 series in a more affordable device. Perhaps this is why it has a 120Hz refresh rate while the Galaxy Note 20 does not.

It also said that from now on, a new Fan Edition model of its flagship device will be released every year, so it can be assumed that it might follow the same strategy as the Galaxy Note series.

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Samsung has redrawn the product line that separates flagship products from other products, such as the Galaxy Note20.

You wouldn’t expect the $1,000 flagship to use plastic instead of glass on the back and use the same Gorilla Glass version of the Galaxy Note 7 as the ill-fated product. This is true for the Galaxy Note 20. So why not call the Galaxy S20 FE the flagship?

Don’t forget that the Galaxy Note 20 series only came out last month. It is too early for Samsung to release a new version, although the series has lost its sales momentum in the United States.

Maybe it will launch one around December to take advantage of Christmas and New Year’s sales revenue? However, the question remains: what else can Samsung cut from the Galaxy Note 20 to offer the S Pen at a lower price?

It can be said that the company needs to add more content to the device to create something worthy of the Fan Edition label. Galaxy Note 20 FE will need to have a 120Hz refresh rate display, and also need to use a larger battery.

If Samsung plugs it into the headphone jack, many people will be happy, but the possibility of this happening is very small.

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If you have the Galaxy Note 20 FE and use the same Exynos 990 / Snapdragon 865+ chipset as the Galaxy Note 20, the refresh rate is higher, the battery is larger, and it may be a better selfie camera, it’s just a slap in the face of all those who have purchased Galaxy Note 20.

The only way to avoid making these customers angry is to cut more from Galaxy Note 20, even if it didn’t cut much at first.

The Galaxy Note 20 FE has a plastic back cover, but what Samsung can do is to replace the Gorilla Glass 5 on the front with Gorilla Glass 3.

It has been used in Galaxy S20 FE. It can also cut camera settings and reduce basic RAM and storage space to 6GB and 128GB.

However, that’s it, because it can’t use an old chipset like last year’s Exynos 9825. After all, it doesn’t have a display driver with a 120Hz refresh rate like Exynos 990. Therefore, it is the latest chip or a higher refresh rate.

If Samsung again hopes to offer S Pen at a lower price, then, in this case, we may finally get the Galaxy Note 20 Lite. Whether it takes that path remains to be seen.

Remember that Galaxy Note 10 Lite was released in February this year, so Samsung still has enough time to decide what to do about it.

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