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Galaxy S20 FE LTE with Snapdragon 865 is a confusing rumor

Last year’s Galaxy S20 was not exactly the weight launcher that Samsung had hoped for, at least not compared to how much interest and sales the Galaxy S21 this year generated. It was even eclipsed by its own “Fan Edition”, the Galaxy S20 FE that was announced just a month after the Galaxy Note 20 series. Its success may have encouraged Samsung to launch another Galaxy S20 FE, one that does not have 5G capacity, but runs on the same Snapdragon 865 with 5G capacity as the 5G model.

Samsung started the tradition of launching a Fan Edition in 2017 to “reshape” the disastrous Galaxy Note 7. 2016. Since then, however, it has launched “FE” variants of some Galaxy S and Galaxy Note models to offer what is quite a diluted and more accessible version of these phones. However, it is not a consistent thing, as there hasn’t been a Galaxy Note 20 FE yet, even when rumors of a Galaxy S21 FE are already starting to spread across the Internet.

Last year’s Galaxy S20 FE came in two flavors, one with 5G as the main series of the Galaxy S20 and the other with 4G LTE only. That was not the only difference between the two, however. Although both processors also equipped the Galaxy S20 series, the Galaxy S20 FE 5G used a Snapdragon 865 while the Galaxy S20 LTE had only the Samsung Exynos 990.

SamMobile now reports that there is actually a new Galaxy S20 FE LTE model on the way and it runs on a Snapdragon 865, albeit without 5G. Given complaints about the performance gap between the two top-of-the-line mobile processors in 2020, some Galaxy S20 FE LTE owners with Exynos may feel a little cheated.

Of course, this still assumes that Samsung will launch this phone without notice in the same markets where its variant is also found. After all, it is still quite curious that Samsung launched another almost identical Galaxy S20 FE model months after the first launch, perhaps indicating how much they want to extract the Galaxy S20 brand today.

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