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Samsung expected to release budget model of Galaxy S20 in Q4: sources

All News 09:33 September 07, 2020

SEOUL, Sept. 7 (Yonhap) -- Samsung Electronics Co. is expected to release a budget model of its flagship smartphone Galaxy S20 in the fourth quarter of the year, sources here said Monday, as the company tries to boost its mobile sales amid the pandemic.

The handset, tentatively named Galaxy S20 FE, is likely to be a new addition to Samsung's flagship Galaxy S20 series that made its debut in February.

Sources said the 5G-supporting Galaxy S20 FE is expected to be launched in South Korea no later than November as local telecom operators started network compatibility tests with the device.

The price of the Galaxy S20 FE is estimated to be around 800,000 won (US$670) to 900,000 won, according to the sources. The standard Galaxy S20 was launched with a price tag of 1.24 million won.

Foreign tech reviewers predicted the Galaxy S20 to have a 6.5-inch display supporting 120Hz refresh rate along with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage space. It is expected to have a triple rear camera setup.

Industry officials said Samsung is trying to make up for mediocre sales of the Galaxy S20 with the launch of new budget smartphones.

The Galaxy S20 FE could also help Samsung's competition with Apple Inc. when the U.S. giant launches the new iPhone 12 series later this year.

This file photo taken on April 29, 2020, shows Samsung Electronics Co.'s Galaxy S20 smartphones displayed at a store in Seoul. (Yonhap)

kdon@yna.co.kr
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