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Samsung Galaxy S20 FE $799 4G/ $919.20 5G 128GB/ $999.20 5G 256GB (Extra 5% Discount if Transaction > $1000) @ Samsung EPP Store

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Just announced Galaxy S20 FE available in 4G and 5G variants. Comments below note that the 4G variant comes with Exynos 990 processor, whilst the 5G variant comes with Snapdragon 865

Don't forget the $50 voucher when signing up for marketing email. Additionally Samsung EPP has a deal where you get extra 5% off at checkout if your cart has more than $1000 value. Might be good to get an accessory to get it to more than $1k (5% valid until Sep 30)

EPP Prices below
* 4G 128 GB Edition $799
* 5G 128 GB Edition $919.20
* 5G 256 GB Edition $999.20

Also available for Pre-order on the Samsung website and comes with pre-order bonus of Galaxy Buds Live. Prices below
* 4G 128 GB Edition $999
* 5G 128 GB Edition $1149
* 5G 256 GB Edition $1249

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    • +30

      This one is fan edition, the 5g version is snapdragon worldwide , but 4g is Exynos.

      • +11

        Thanks for the info. Good to know finally Samsung is selling flagship phone with Snapdragon instead of Exynos in Australia

      • +1

        When they said "Samsung F-edition"… I was thinking it stood for something else :O

        • +6

          I thought Founders Edition, but that's the nerd inside me.

      • Is this for both the 128 and 256GB versions?

  • +10

    From my understanding, the 4G variant comes with Exynos 990 while the 5G variant has the Snapdragon 865 chipset.

    • I was surprised the 5G version was so much more, now it seems totally worth it for S865 alone.

    • but seems like only 6GB ram for both.

      • S20 FE 5G 256GB Edition comes with 8GB RAM - confirmed in chat with Samsung.

  • +1

    But does anyone know if this is dual - sim? Hybrid-Sim? Or e-sim?

    • +5

      Esim

      • -2

        Confirmed by chat is single

      • so in theory you can use two operators at the same time? one on nano-sim and the other on esim?

        • Yes, but only a few telcos offer e-sim.

          • @WIND: yeah just checked MVNOs still can't get access to esims because of MNOs.

    • It can be used as dual sim one is E-sim and another one normal sim.

  • S20 fe 4g exynos 990
    S20 fe 5g Snapdragon 865+

    • +5

      As a rough fyi for sustained performance:
      2015 S6 -to- Note20 in 2020

      (worst) QSD 810, Exynos 7420, QSD 820, QSD 821, Exynos 8990, Exynos 8995, QSD 835, Exynos 9810, QSD 845, Exynos 9820, Exynos 9825, Exynos 990, QSD 855, QSD 855+, QSD 865, QSD 865+ (best).

      Those Mongoose Cores used to be great, but the standard ARM Cortex A76 cores have really caught up and surpassed it. So now they hurt performance more than helping. To the point where even Huawei is competitive with the Kirin 820, 980, 990, and 990+.

  • Tempting

    • +1

      Same here i am just hoping it has dual sim.

      • -1

        Confirmed by chat is single

        • You can use two sims one e-sim and another normal sim.

    • Yeah especially if the 4G version used the SD 865 instead of the Exynos 990 at that price would've been a great deal.

      But the 865 has built in 5G so that wouldn't be possible.

      Maybe they could've gone with a 765G instead?

  • +2

    I'd consider this deal if it were the Fan edition S20+ 5g version.

    • Isn't this the same size? I mean it world seem mostly silly to buy the s20+ over the fe 5g.

      • 6.5 vs 6.7 inch

        • Yea pretty negligible though hey, 5mm difference diagonally

          • -1

            @onlinepred: let me talk to her if she is ok if the size is reduced by 5mm

    • 3x optical zoom, a flat screen and a bad economy is what it boils down to

  • +2

    "To access the Samsung Education Store, you must be an eligible student or employee of an Australian educational institution and have a valid email address ending in .edu.au."
    So how do you guys normally get around this? Asking for a friend.

    • +2

      Apologies I can't actually link the Samsung EPP store as I believe it is unique per company that participates in the EPP (Employee Partnership Program) so I've linked it to the Education store similar to past EPP deals. Access to EPP store requires that you are employed by one of the participating employers or know someone who can buy it for you

    • +1

      requeet your student friend to buy it for you or for your friends.

    • +11

      There are some free Tafe courses that you can do that come with an email

  • +1

    Samsung finally learnt shit and knee down to us for providing SD865+ chip.

    Hooray!

    • I'm wondering if the next S21 will release with Snapdragon chip for Australia. If it's exynos, hopefully Samsung will have addressed and fixed the issues from the 990. So that it will atleast be on par with the 865 variant.

      • More likely S30..

      • Not sure but I am doubtful. They are going to be manufacturing Snapdragon chips using the same process as Exynos I believe so they should be similar in performance besides the different GPU.

        Unfortunately we have to wait till 2022 for the AMD partnership to bring their GPU to Exynos :(

      • They are changing to ARM IP so not much difference coming up. Will still be Exynos named though. Most likely next one will have ARM cores and ARM GPU with AMD GPU possible in the future

    • +2

      SD 865 correctly

  • +3

    Next Samsung should make a Note20 FE edition with Snapdragon too, that would be perfect.

  • So is this the best available samsung phone in Australia now?

    Finally giving us the snapdragon

    • +1

      The processor, and battery I think are better on the FE, but camera and build quality may be better on the S20. Will await the reviews.

    • S20 from Vodafone is $840ish

      • Exynos version yeah?

        • +2

          Yea, at that price it's still great as it's significantly better than the 765.

          • @onlinepred: Would it be a retail model or have voda bloatware on the phone? Havent purchased a phone through a mobile carrier in a long while.

            • +1

              @Spizz: Not sure if voda put stuff on their phones. I don't think they do. Perhaps ask them

            • @Spizz: Bloat

      • +1

        You cannot even order one from VF atm - even the S20+ is on backorder - they were cancelling all their S20 4G orders

    • +1

      with 6GB ram?
      Gorilla Glass 3 front and a plastic back?
      downgraded rear camera setup?

      I dont think so..

      • +1

        Yeah the fan edition is a cut down version.

        • 5G 256GB Edition has Snapdragon 865 and 8GB RAM. Better combo than almost any other Samsung phone available in Australia (only one with the Snapdragon at least).

  • +2

    There is a watch stream on Samsung website about s20 FE and they explained everything except the chip that which one they used snapdragon or Exynos.
    They did not mention about Sim

    BUT DEFINITELY ITS SNAPDRAGON 865

    LINK - https://www.samsung.com/au/smartphones/galaxy-s20/galaxy-s20...

    It has 6.5 inch Super Amoled
    120HZ screen refresh rate

    8GB ram with 256GB Navy Cloud variant
    6GB ram with 128 With all colour varient

    5G
    1TB expendable
    32MP front
    12, 12 and 8 MP 3 back camera's
    Stereo speaker
    4500mah battery with 25w fast charging facility
    Wireless charging as well as reverse wireless charging

    NOTE - YOU WILL NOT GET FREE BUDS LIVE WITH S20 FE IF YOU WILL BUY FROM SAMSUNG EDU, SAMSUNG BUSINESS PARTNER PORTAL, EBAY, AMAZON MARKET PLACE.

    • +10

      ONE DRAWBACK

      THERE IS NO 3.5MM HEADPHONE JACK
      Gorilla glass 3v instead of Gorilla glass 6v
      Back Camera 4k video recording instead of 8k
      Display resolution
      1080×2400 pixels (FHD+)
      instead of 1440 × 3200 pixels (WQHD+)
      comparing with S20 5G

      • +2

        Display resolution is a good thing.

        I've an S20+, if I want to run it at 120Hz, I cannot do it at native screen resolution - stuck at FHD+ anyways.

        I'd rather native screen resolution, high refresh rate.

        And if one thinks upsampling doesn't matter at that DPI, then I don't want to pay for a more expensive QHD+ panel.

        • what if an software update unlock the QHD+120Hz using together?

          Then FHD+ screen has no further to go.

          • @ghostdom: Cannot.

            Its a bandwidth issue related to the display cable to the screen, not enough lanes for that much information to flow through in time to refresh that many pixels that quickly.

      • +1

        Anyone who had the s20+ would run it at 1080p anyway.

        Also is 2020, some people have Bluetooth now, or even the adapter.

        • Can someone recommend any good usb c adapter for 3.5 mm jack or which can expand to charging port and 3.5mm jack

      • Gorilla Glass 3 instead of Gorilla Glass 6 feels like quite the trade-down. it's fair to say I've managed to scratch my Gorilla Glass 6 a fair bit so…

        • I don't think that's necessarily the case. Scratch resistance might in fact be better on GG3.

      • The way they dealt with the refresh rate and screen resolution on the main s20 line is terrible IMO. I think the combination of screen resolution and refresh rate on the s20 FE is how they should have done it on the s20 and note 20. For the s20 line, forcing people to run 1080p on a native 1440p to get the high refresh rate is just a terrible idea. At least have an option for 1440p at 90hz

        I've had a couple of 1440p samsung phones, and whenever I switch to 1080p on power saving mode, there is a noticeable amount of pixels cut off/missing. I don't own and s20 phone, but I'd imagine that's still an issue

    • Proof of 865 chip see pic

      https://ibb.co/3NSxXS2

  • What are people adding to make it $1000 for the 5% off?

    • I added a S20 FE Clear Standing Case to make it $1,000 then got the 5% discount plus used $50 voucher as well. So paid total $928 for phone+case.

      • +1

        $928.88 ;)

        It's a shame that the 256GB is only available in the navy blue. Was hoping to get my hands on one of the other colours.

        • Yes, $928.88 to be precise 😊

        • exactly… I really wanted any colour but navy.. but got the 5G for the chipset… and figured I can always get a coloured cover, once they are released…

  • I don’t need this but want to buy it because it’s a good deal

  • +1

    Hey all, a bit off topic but does anyone lbow if the A71 has Snap Dragon? I can't find anything about it on Samsung's website. Samsung online chat claims it is Snap Dragon, but I thought that's only for the overseas model.
    Cheers

    • +2

      It runs Qualcomm Snapdragon 730.

      • Thank you

  • +1

    Oh what, Government store is more expensive than EPP :(

    • +2

      May be they think public servant makes more than students, so why not charge little extra

      • I've got access to both. Using a university alumni email address.

  • +1

    Galaxy S20 FE 5G 128gb coming out as $926.65 for me on Government store (with $50 voucher). 256GB is $958.57

  • -1

    1080p..

    • Some people run their S20/N20 Ultra's at FHD to get the 120Hz… so they've just implemented that to reduce the cost.
      And yet, it has a better processor than those 2k phones…

      • but half size of the Ram…..

  • +3

    It would have been a perfect fan edition with headphone jack, still not ready to give up on headphone jack.

    • The S20+ came with a USB-C to 3.5mm headphone jack in the box. Maybe this is a non issue for you then?

      • +1

        USB-C adapters are a "solution" to a problem that shouldn't exist, there's literally no justifiable reason to remove the headphone jack. Some people like to charge while using earphones/headphones/plugged into speaker system, try doing that with an adapter. Also, adapter break over time, just being yet another thing you have to replace, when it shouldn't exist.

        • +2

          Then buy a phone that has a headphone jack.

      • +2

        I genuinely didn't know my S20+ has the USB-C headphone jack in the box, I guess I didn't open it very well!

  • do you have to be student? any other way to get this ?

  • +1

    Hmmmmmmmmmmm this or wait for Pixel 5…….

    • If pixel 5 will come with 800 series Snapdragon I'll be all over pixel

      • 765G unfortunately

        • -1

          Unless you're into hardcore gaming or want to record at 8K (when there's lack of affordable displays to present the content on as well), not sure what the real benefit is of the SD865 is? For most situations and usage I think the 765G should suffice.

          Also latest leaks suggest that the Pixel 5 will have Gorilla Glass 6, IP68, reverse charging, wireless charging, 4K 60fps recording and an awesome camera for around $950 AUD.

          • @Trishool: I do game - and it's already a lag fest on the 855, but purrs on the 865+, which unfortunately rules out the P5 for me. Which sucks because it will be the first one I don't get.
            So looking at this FE 5G or maybe the OP 8T.

          • +1

            @Trishool: Apparently the Pixel 4a is a good phone too and I want to upgrade my Pixel 2XL. Stuck on the fence between this S20, the 4a or hang out til the 5. I don't really game or anything, just take stupid photos of my dog.

            • @MegaBob: 4a will go downhill quickly if you value speed/performance. Also given 4a lacks nearly all basic camera features like optical zoom, proper wide angle, 4k 60fps etc etc.
              Already the 4a takes time processing photos after you take them. There is a decent lag/delay if you take a photo and want to look at it.

              • @onlinepred: And the battery :(

              • @onlinepred: Thanks for that comparison, that would have been taken me a while to come to that conclusion. I may hang out for P5 specs and pricing down here and go from there.

          • @Trishool: Oh man that's embarrassing. Can get S20 for $808….

            • @onlinepred: But with an Exynos SoC. No thanks.

              • @Trishool: Still better than the SD 7 series.

                • @onlinepred: Not sure how true that is, as I havent seen any direct comparison of the 765G vs the latest Exynos chip.

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