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Samsung Finally Reveals Price And Launch Date Of Galaxy S20 FE

Samsung has announced its new flagship Galaxy S20 FE will be released to the public on October 9 with a surprisingly affordable price point of $999 for 4G and $1,149 for 5G.

The Fan Edition will be available for pre-order in Australia from Friday, September 25 online and in-store and is offered in six different colours: Cloud Red, Orange, Lavender, Mint, White and Navy.

Gary McGregor, Vice President of Samsung’s Mobile Division says the S20 FE provides premium-grade features at a sub $1000 mid-range price.

“In the Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition, we’re bringing flagship features and pro grade camera capabilities such as AI technology, 30x Space Zoom and Single Take in a selection of six vibrant colours to suit every attitude, look and personality,” he said in a company press release.

“We also know that 5G is becoming more and more important to Australians. The number of 5G handset owners has grown in the last quarter and at present, Samsung accounts for over 90% of the 5G market.”

The flagship smartphone is packed full of premium and mid-range features, using the Snapdragon 865 chipset used in the original S20 series and including a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED screen and a resolution of 2400×1080 pixels and 407ppi.

It also comes with 128GB of onboard storage, a pro-grade rear triple camera with 3x optical zoom, a 32MP selfie camera, a 4,500mAh battery and a range of sensors: Optical Fingerprint sensor, Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor, Proximity sensor and Ambient Light Sensor.

According to Samsung, the S20 FE is designed to bridge the gap between the company’s mid-range A series phones and its more premium Galaxy S20 series.

“We are constantly speaking to our fans and taking feedback, and we heard what they loved the most about our Galaxy S20 series, what features they used most often and what they would want to see in a new smartphone,” said Dr. TM Roh, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business for Samsung Electronics.

“The S20 FE is an extension of the Galaxy S20 family and is the start of a new way to bring meaningful innovation to even more people to let themdo the things they love with the best of Galaxy.”

The launch date is only a few days before the release of the 5G-enabled iPhone 12 and the Galaxy S20 FE will certainly face endless comparisons with the most highly-anticipated Apple launch of the year.

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