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Best Buy has 128GB Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G Unlocked Smartphone (various colors) on sale for $599.99 > now $549.99. Shipping is free. Thanks OnePlus7pro & iconian [discuss]

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  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 2.8GHz Octa-Core Processor
  • 6.5" 2400x1080 AMOLED w/ Gorilla Glass 3 Display (120Hz at FHD+ Res.)
  • 128GB Internal Storage
  • 8GB Memory
  • WiFi 6 w/ Bluetooth 5.0 + LE
  • CDMA + GSM / 4G LTE + 5G Compatible
  • Android 10
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BH Photo Video has 128GB Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G Unlocked Smartphone Pre-Purchase (various colors) on sale for $599.99. Shipping is free.

Alternatively, Amazon also has 128GB 128GB Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G Unlocked Smartphone Pre-Purchase (various colors) on sale for $599.99. Shipping is free.

Note, this phone is set to release on October 2, 2020. Users who purchase this phone may receive $70 Samsung Credit to Use on A Samsung Mobile Accessories [Details]. Valid through October 1, 2020.
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It seems Amazon and Samsung have it available in 6 colors. Best Buy and B&H only have 4 colors.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sams...Id=6426277

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/pr...fe_5g.html

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Last Edited by Elzar October 1, 2020 at 03:39 PM
There is misinformation about RAM and processor on TMobile (865+) and Amazon (8GBRAM) website.
This link has better view of Specs on S20 FE:
https://news.samsung.com/us/samsu...-features/

S20 FE has 6GB RAM in US.




There seems to be a secondary deal going on in this thread when purchased on Samsung.com And a list of applicable discounts that are combining.


Make a new Samsung.com account
Preorder FE Unlocked (not tied to carrier or factoing carrier discounts) $699
PM to Bestbuy either via chat with them issuing you a $100 code via chat or email OR pm after shipped via screenshots and receive a $100 refund.
(Amazon has raised the price to $699 so they are no longer eligible for PM)

Use either Ed, 1st Responder or Affiliate discount on welcome screen, EDU email not required
Generate your own referral code on a different Samung account by going to referrals.

Apply trade in phone credit if applicable

Use a click thru site for 3% Cashback (such as RakU10)
Use Discover 5% Cashback with PP purchase (exp 10-01)
Use Chase 5% Cashback with PP (after 10-01)

Samsung is currently offering a $70 store credit, you do not have to use it at time of purchase. Ymmv but you may see a banner for a $90 credit instead if ordering on a Samsung device. This happened for me.

After you place order You can click on the "Cancel Order" button and choose reason (I personally chose would not arrive in time) then a button will come up to offer a 10% discount and choose accept.

All discounts should apply together. Per previous recent Samsung.com deals PM after shipping seems a given but YMMV

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Samsung already makes three different kinds of Galaxy S20 phones: a regular, a Plus, and an Ultra. Now you can add a fourth to that mix, the Galaxy S20 FE — the FE stands for "Fan Edition." It's an S20 with some of the more expensive parts removed but keeping some of the key features that matter. It will also come in six different colors. Available October 2nd, it will sell for $699 for the sub-6 variant on T-Mobile, AT&T, and unlocked and $749 for the mmWave version developed for Verizon.

The S20 FE has a 6.5-inch display. That slots it right in between the smaller Galaxy S20 and the larger S20 Plus. Like those phones, the FE has a 120Hz refresh rate for smoother animations and graphics, but unlike those phones, its screen is completely flat and can't be cranked up to a Quad HD+ resolution.

It's also plastic on the back, but if it's anything like the Note 20's plastic, it'll probably feel alright. Samsung is marketing the color choices heavily: there's red, orange, lavender, mint, and white. All of those colors are prefixed with "cloud," Samsung's indication that they have a matte finish that should hide fingerprints.

Otherwise, though, the FE doesn't skimp on specs. It has a 4,500mAh battery, 6GB of RAM, wireless charging, IP68 water resistance, expandable storage, and the top flight Snapdragon 865 processor. The FE also loses out on having Samsung's higher-megapixel rear camera options, but so far those extra megapixels haven't been the huge win Samsung was hoping for at the beginning of the year.

Its main rear sensor is 12 megapixels with OIS, plus there's a 12-megapixel ultrawide and an 8-megapixel telephoto. Samsung says the telephoto is a 3x optical zoom, and it further says it is keeping the 30x "space zoom" feature, albeit driven more by software than hardware. Those sensors do mean the FE won't be able to swing 8K video, but that's not a huge loss.

Samsung is also continuing its tradition of throwing odd-duck cameras into its lineup, as the selfie camera on the FE is 32 megapixels — similar to what appears on the Galaxy A71.

The company tells me that when it originally launched the S20 lineup this past mark, an FE version wasn't in its plans. But then the pandemic hit — Samsung's S20 event was one of the last that many tech journalists attended. Not long after the March event, the company decided to make this phone.

The Galaxy S20 FE is probably the first smartphone we've seen that was created as a direct response to the pandemic. Specifically, Samsung wanted to target a lower price point but hang on to the premium S brand that does better in the US.

Its rapid development is a testament to how quickly Samsung can churn out new products, though being based on the already existing S20 probably helped. Samsung doesn't seem particularly concerned with the proliferation of and confusion between four different variants of the same Galaxy S20 phone with a matrix of difficult-to-compare camera specs.

It should be said that carriers often discount Samsung's phones, so the S20 FE's asking price of $699 may not be that far off from a regular S20's price right now. But then again, the FE itself is likely to be getting those same discounts before too long. So depending on what's happening with those discounts, you could argue that there's no reason to get an S20 when the S20 FE is there or maybe the exact opposite.

Making phones with compelling specs in record time is one of Samsung's greatest strengths. Making sure those phones don't overlap is not.

Confusing market placement aside, the FE really does seem like a very compelling prospect, at least on paper. It puts more competition in the "premium midrange" category, which in turn raises the stakes a bit for both Google and OnePlus to deliver with their upcoming phones.
FE? fundamental edition?
friends edition?

fracked up edition?

foo'd edition?

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yes, fan edition, it has been responded 20 times. stop it now Smilie

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FE? fundamental edition?
friends edition?

fracked up edition?

foo'd edition?

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yes, fan edition, it has been responded 20 times. stop it now Smilie
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FE? fundamental edition?
friends edition?

fracked up edition?

foo'd edition?
I would like to know too
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full edition Smilie
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FE? fundamental edition?
friends edition?

fracked up edition?

foo'd edition?
Fan Edition. Announced a couple hours ago. I'm gonna wait on reviews.
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FE? fundamental edition?
friends edition?

fracked up edition?

foo'd edition?
Fan edition. i wonder how come such kind of down talk comments never show up on iphone SE deals
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You can buy it from Samsung directly for $665 and get $70 off accessories if you prefer.
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is it me or it has a flat screen? i would like that

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yup [gsmarena.com]

"Note that despite being 0.2" smaller in diagonal, this display is flat so the Galaxy S20 FE is about the same size as the S20+ - two millimeters shorter and one wider, plus a fraction thicker. The body of the phone is IP68-rated for dust and water resistance"

another question is how it would be considered for future samsung trade ins...
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Looks like a great phone for the price...Ordered 1 for pickup.
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seems like perfect competition for the oneplus 8. they should have released this one earlier, like they did with he s10e


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at samsung [samsung.com], getting $225 trade in for my s8 active and $300 for my iphone 8 (paid $100 for it to spring)
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is it me or it has a flat screen? i would like that

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yup [gsmarena.com]

"Note that despite being 0.2" smaller in diagonal, this display is flat so the Galaxy S20 FE is about the same size as the S20+ - two millimeters shorter and one wider, plus a fraction thicker. The body of the phone is IP68-rated for dust and water resistance"

another question is how it would be considered for future samsung trade ins...
It's flat and reminds me of the S10 lite, it's basically an S20 lite, not sure how they view these for trade in purposes.
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Samsung already makes three different kinds of Galaxy S20 phones: a regular, a Plus, and an Ultra. Now you can add a fourth to that mix, the Galaxy S20 FE — the FE stands for "Fan Edition." It's an S20 with some of the more expensive parts removed but keeping some of the key features that matter. It will also come in six different colors. Available October 2nd, it will sell for $699 for the sub-6 variant on T-Mobile, AT&T, and unlocked and $749 for the mmWave version developed for Verizon.

The S20 FE has a 6.5-inch display. That slots it right in between the smaller Galaxy S20 and the larger S20 Plus. Like those phones, the FE has a 120Hz refresh rate for smoother animations and graphics, but unlike those phones, its screen is completely flat and can't be cranked up to a Quad HD+ resolution.

It's also plastic on the back, but if it's anything like the Note 20's plastic, it'll probably feel alright. Samsung is marketing the color choices heavily: there's red, orange, lavender, mint, and white. All of those colors are prefixed with "cloud," Samsung's indication that they have a matte finish that should hide fingerprints.

Otherwise, though, the FE doesn't skimp on specs. It has a 4,500mAh battery, 6GB of RAM, wireless charging, IP68 water resistance, expandable storage, and the top flight Snapdragon 865 processor. The FE also loses out on having Samsung's higher-megapixel rear camera options, but so far those extra megapixels haven't been the huge win Samsung was hoping for at the beginning of the year.

Its main rear sensor is 12 megapixels with OIS, plus there's a 12-megapixel ultrawide and an 8-megapixel telephoto. Samsung says the telephoto is a 3x optical zoom, and it further says it is keeping the 30x "space zoom" feature, albeit driven more by software than hardware. Those sensors do mean the FE won't be able to swing 8K video, but that's not a huge loss.

Samsung is also continuing its tradition of throwing odd-duck cameras into its lineup, as the selfie camera on the FE is 32 megapixels — similar to what appears on the Galaxy A71.

The company tells me that when it originally launched the S20 lineup this past mark, an FE version wasn't in its plans. But then the pandemic hit — Samsung's S20 event was one of the last that many tech journalists attended. Not long after the March event, the company decided to make this phone.

The Galaxy S20 FE is probably the first smartphone we've seen that was created as a direct response to the pandemic. Specifically, Samsung wanted to target a lower price point but hang on to the premium S brand that does better in the US.

Its rapid development is a testament to how quickly Samsung can churn out new products, though being based on the already existing S20 probably helped. Samsung doesn't seem particularly concerned with the proliferation of and confusion between four different variants of the same Galaxy S20 phone with a matrix of difficult-to-compare camera specs.

It should be said that carriers often discount Samsung's phones, so the S20 FE's asking price of $699 may not be that far off from a regular S20's price right now. But then again, the FE itself is likely to be getting those same discounts before too long. So depending on what's happening with those discounts, you could argue that there's no reason to get an S20 when the S20 FE is there or maybe the exact opposite.

Making phones with compelling specs in record time is one of Samsung's greatest strengths. Making sure those phones don't overlap is not.

Confusing market placement aside, the FE really does seem like a very compelling prospect, at least on paper. It puts more competition in the "premium midrange" category, which in turn raises the stakes a bit for both Google and OnePlus to deliver with their upcoming phones.
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