Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is one of the best phones of 2020, very close to becoming the smartphone of choice for Android Police 2020 annual readers. Although the US market has only received 5G variants of the phone, consumers from countries such as the UK, Germany, and India still have the opportunity to buy 4G variants powered by Exynos 990. This seems to be an approved way that, due to the deficiencies of their internal processors (and/or the cost reduction of the previous generation chips ), the company is preparing to launch a 4G variant of the phone powered by Snapdragon 865+.
According to WinFuture, this phone will be launched in many European countries and will replace the popular Exynos variant. In fact, the phone (SM-G780G) is already listed on the Swedish website. Except it does not support 5G networks, it is the same as 5G networks. You’ll get a 6.5-inch 120Hz OLED screen, three 12MP cameras on the back, a 4,500mAh battery, IP68 certification, and support for wireless charging.
If you want to know the details, you may know that OEM buyers of the Snapdragon 865 chip have to force the purchase of a discrete 5G X55 modem. So how does Samsung sell 4G variants of phones that use the same chip?
Even if the modem supports a variety of network frequencies, smartphone companies must certify their devices to work with them. This process involves money, which is why we see that smartphone companies only certify frequency bands related to specific markets. For example, India’s OnePlus 9 (5G network does not exist yet) only supports two 5G bands, while the US version supports more. Certainly, in this case, Samsung is taking a similar approach.