Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 2022 official in South Korea, but what changes?

A new variant of the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G has arrived in South Korea: it is simply called Galaxy S20 FE 2022, and it is not clear what changes in terms of technical specifications. The model code is new (or rather, the model codes: SM-G781NK22 and SM-G781NK, while the rest looks perfectly identical, from the SoC to the camera to the memory to the battery. Let’s summarize for convenience:

  • display: 6.5 “flat 20: 9 Super AMOLED, FHD + resolution, 407ppi, refresh up to 120 Hz, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
  • memory:

    • 6 GB of RAM
    • 128GB of UFS 3.1 storage
  • rear cameras:

    • 12 MP, f / 1.8, 1.8um pixels, FOV 79 °, 1 / 1.76 “, dual phase detection AF, OIS
    • 12MP 123 ° wide angle, f / 2.2, 1.12um pixel, 1 / 3.0 “
    • 8 MP telephoto with 3x optical zoom, FOV 33 °, f / 2.0, 1 um pixels, AF, OIS, 1 / 4.5 “
  • front camera: 32 MP, f / 2.0, FOV 81 °, 0.8um pixels, 1 / 2.74 “, AF
  • connectivity: 5G (Non-Standalone (NSA), Sub6 / mmWave) / LTE, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB-C, DeX wireless
  • battery: 4,500, reverse charging, 15W packaged power supply
  • audio: stereo speaker, AKG
  • chassis: metal
  • fingerprint sensor: integrated into the display
  • certification: IP68
  • dimensions and weight:

    • 159.8×74.5×8.4mm
    • 190 grams

What changes are above all prices and methods of sale. The smartphone costs 700,000 won, which is approximately € 526, which is 200,000 won less than the original model, and is available exclusively from LG Uplus and KT operators, where Samsung usually only relies on SKT. In the package there are no AKG earphones, even if KT gives them away on its own initiative. The only colors available are Cloud White, Cloud Lavender and Cloud Navy (the original S20 FE is also available in Cloud Mint, Cloud Red and Cloud Orange).

In short, it looks like an initiative to get rid of the last remaining stocks of the device – or who knows, to explore a potential partnership with the other two major players in its home market. Maybe a little of one and a little of the other. In any case, we don’t know at the moment if the device will be offered in other countries. In any case, the original S20 FE 5G is already available from us today at an almost identical price (and with AKG headphones). AND watch out for offersbecause it has already fallen below the € 480 wall.


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