Samsung is preparing a 'Lite' version of the Galaxy S20 that will succeed the Galaxy S10 Lite launched earlier this year. Rumored to arrive as the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition (FE), the device has been doing rounds on the internet for the past few weeks. Now, we have more information to share about it.
According to a report from the Dutch online publication Galaxy Club, The Galaxy S20 Fan Edition will pack a battery with the model number EB-BG781ABY. This battery has a rated capacity of 4370 mAh, just about the same as the battery inside the Galaxy S20+. This means the Galaxy S20 FE will launch with a typical battery capacity of 4,500mAh.
Interestingly, this battery is for a device with the model number SM-G781. This is the 5G variant of the Galaxy S20 FE. Samsung also has a 4G variant of the device in the works with the model number SM-G780. It should also pack a similar-sized battery.
Additionally, the report also reveals that the Galaxy S20 FE will arrive in Europe in red, white, green, and orange color flavors. This is in addition to the blue and light violet colors we reported about last month. Some of these color variants might be exclusive to certain markets.
The latest report further confirms the rumored Galaxy S20 FE camera specs. It gets a triple-camera setup at the back, featuring a 12-megapixel main camera, a 12-megapixel wide-angle camera, and an 8-megapixel telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom.
Galaxy S20 Fan Edition battery, color, and camera details leak
The Galaxy S20 Fan Edition is shaping up to be quite a compelling 'Lite' Samsung flagship. Along with a huge battery, the device is also getting Qualcomm's top-of-the-line chipset, the Snapdragon 865. A big (around 6.7-inch) Super AMOLED Infinity-O display with a 120Hz refresh rate and Full HD+ resolution tops its high-end specs.
At least 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, an in-display fingerprint scanner, a 32-megapixel selfie camera, and IP68 certification for dust and water resistance are also among rumored specs. The Galaxy S10 Lite was lacking an IP (Ingress Protection) rating, so that's another nice addition Samsung is mulling.
Reports from Korea suggest that the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition will retail for KRW 900,000 (~$750) in Samsung's home country. That's $100 costlier than the Galaxy S10 Lite which debuted in April for a price of $650. Its successor is expected to arrive in October with Samsung reportedly planning to ship 5 million units by the end of this year.