Last year, Samsung released the Galaxy S20 FE, a ‘flagship killer’ smartphone with two SoCs: the Exynos 990 for 4G and Snapdragon 865 for 5G.
A Galaxy S20 FE 4G with the Snapdragon chip has recently been seen in benchmarks, and now a normally credible leakster claims that this is the future. As in, Samsung will no longer produce the Exynos-powered Galaxy S20 FE 4G, instead opting for the Snapdragon “865+” instead.
That would be a fascinating 180, but given the efficiency, battery life, and camera quality differences between the two chipsets, I’m sure a lot of people would feel vindicated by this decision. Last year, there was a huge and nasty debate about it, particularly with the non-FE S20 series, where you couldn’t get both chip options because Samsung decided which to use regionally.
If you chose the Snapdragon version on the FE, you got the 5G version and were ready to go. It turns out that you won’t have to do it for long, as all Galaxy S20 FE units will feature a Snapdragon processor. That is, if this rumor turns out to be real, which we don’t know yet, so take it with a grain of salt.