Samsung’s first ‘Fan Edition’ device, the Galaxy Note FE, was a re-release of the disastrous Galaxy Note 7. It was launched all the way back in 2017 and, since then, Samsung hadn’t released another Fan Edition device. That changed yesterday when Samsung officially lifted the covers off the Galaxy S20 FE — the latest addition to the Galaxy S20 lineup, which offers a great value proposition. While Samsung has launched affordable flagships previously, those smartphones came with ‘Lite’ branding. Now, Samsung plans to drop the ‘Lite’ branding altogether and focus on releasing more ‘Fan Edition’ versions of its flagships.
The company confirmed this decision during its latest Galaxy Unpacked event, where the company launched the Galaxy S20 FE. During the launch presentation, Clare Hunter, Global Strategy at Samsung Electronics, said, “As a tribute to our Galaxy fans, we’re setting a new standard of making uncompromising flagship innovations accessible to as many people as possible. And we’ll continue to launch Fan Editions of our flagship devices in the years to come.”
This means that all upcoming Samsung flagships will be followed by affordable ‘Fan Edition’ devices that would appeal to the masses. Considering that the company has already launched its Galaxy Note lineup for 2020, we now expect to see a Galaxy Note 20 FE sometime in the next few months. As of now, we have no word from Samsung regarding the device. However, based on the specifications of the Galaxy Note 10 Lite from earlier this year, we suspect that the Galaxy Note 20 FE could feature Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 865 SoC or the Exynos 990 chipset, a flat display with 120Hz refresh rate, a triple camera setup, and the new and improved S Pen.