Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G official with 6.5-inch 120Hz display, launching at T-Mobile on Oct. 2

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Seven months after launching the Galaxy S20, Samsung today took the wraps off of a more affordable version of its flagship smartphone.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G (the “FE” stands for “Fan Edition”) is now official and it’ll be available for pre-order from T-Mobile starting on September 25 ahead of its October 2 launch. The phone will also be available from Metro by T-Mobile, hitting select stores on October 2.

T-Mobile’s pricing for the Galaxy S20 FE 5G will be set at $0 down and $29.17 per month for 24 months on EIP or for $0 down and $31 per month for 18 months with a JUMP! On Demand lease. It’ll also be available for $699.99 full retail price.

T-Mo will have a couple of deals to help you get the Galaxy S20 FE 5G for less. You can score one free with 24 monthly bill credits when you add a new line of service or switch to T-Mobile. If you don’t need a new line, you can get $500 off the Galaxy S20 FE 5G when you trade in an eligible device. That discount will be given to you in 24 monthly bill credits.

Here are the devices that are eligible for trade-in with that deal, which is also open to the Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G, Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Galaxy S20 and S10 phones, and the Note 20 and Note 10 models.

  • Apple: iPhone 11, XS, XS Max, X, XR, 8, 8 Plus, 7, 7 Plus
  • Samsung: Galaxy S10 series, Galaxy Note10 series, Galaxy S9 series, Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy S8 series, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S7 series
  • Google: Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL
  • OnePlus: 8, 8 Pro, 7T Pro McLaren, 7T, 7, 7 Pro, 6, 6T
  • LG: V60 ThinQ, V50 ThinQ, V40 ThinQ, G8 ThinQ, G7 ThinQ

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Now on to the phone itself. The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G features a flat 6.5-inch 2400×1080 Super AMOLED display. That screen features an in-display fingerprint sensor and 120Hz refresh rate support, just like its flagship S20 siblings.

There’s a 32MP hole-punch selfie camera at the top of the Galaxy S20 FE 5G display and three more cameras on the back of the device. They include a 12MP main camera with dual pixel autofocus and optical image stabilization, a 12MP ultra-wide cam with 123-degree field of view, and an 8MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom and up to 30x Super Resolution Zoom.

While the Galaxy S20 FE 5G may be a more affordable version of the Galaxy S20, that doesn’t mean that it skimps on specs. The S20 FE 5G has the same Snapdragon 865 processor as the S20, plus 128GB of built-in storage and a bigger 4500mAh battery. There’s wired and wireless fast charging support, too, plus Wireless PowerShare so you can recharge other devices with the S20 FE 5G.

The body of the Galaxy S20 FE 5G is IP68 water and dust resistant, as you can see in the unboxing video from T-Mobile’s Des Smith below. There’s 6GB of RAM inside that body, a microSD card slot to add more storage, NFC and MST support for Samsung Pay, and a USB-C port for charging. On the software side, the S20 FE 5G runs Android 10 below Samsung’s custom One UI user interface.

T-Mobile has confirmed that the Galaxy S20 FE 5G will support its 600MHz and 2.5GHz flavors of 5G.

T-Mo will be selling the Galaxy S20 FE 5G in three color options: Cloud Navy, Cloud Mint, and Cloud Lavender. Metro will offer the Cloud Navy version. Samsung will have three additional colors available for the Galaxy S20 FE 5G when it begins taking pre-orders for the unlocked model later today, and those are Cloud Red, Cloud Orange, and Cloud White.

The Galaxy S20 FE 5G looks like a solid addition to Samsung’s lineup. It comes in a full $300 cheaper than the flagship Galaxy S20 but offers many of the same specs, making it a worth a look for anyone who was considering one of the S20 phones or any of the “affordable flagship” phones on the market.

What do you think of the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G?

Sources: Samsung, T-Mobile (1), (2)

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  • disqus_8k5oyYGjWW

    will they give you full $500 for an s8 or upto $500?

    • Kyle

      They would give you your trade in value probably 50 to 80 on your next bill as a credit and then the remainder of the 500 over 24 months as a credit.

      Ex: $50 for trade on your next bill
      500-50/24=18.75 credit per month.

      Depending on your credit
      Normally 700/24=29.17 per month
      -18.75
      10.42 per month for 24 months!

      Not bad.

      • Kyle

        Just a heads up the 500 for the S8 is only on the FE the other models have two tiers you would need to check. For $1k S20 or higher you would only get 300 I believe.

      • Francisco Peña

        That’s how it was on the S20/Notes for $500.

        you get $100 credit and the rest was split over 24 credits. So it ended up being $16.67 off the monthly.

        I wanted to keep my S8 to pass down to my son, but considering I bought it NIB for $350, getting $500 back is pretty good. I’ll probably give this one to my wife, and wait until the S21 is out, and take advantage of the S20+/Note20U on sale (which it should be) and trade in my S9.

  • TaekwonBo

    I’m holding out in attempts to stack the free line offer with the free S20 FE when you add a line.

    • bobbybadnews11

      The free line promo ends tomorrow EOD.

    • dcmanryan

      They’re not that stupid.

      • TaekwonBo

        Just stacked the free line promo with BOGO on two Galaxy devices. I feel better with that than one device.

  • bobbybadnews11

    The free line ends tomorrow 9.24 EOD

    • Kyle

      Thank you! Good to know

    • Kyle

      Hey just to clarify tomorrow is the 24th, does it end today or tomorrow?

      • bobbybadnews11

        My bad..I edited it. Tomorrow EOD

        • Kyle

          Thank you! Thinking of a master plan here lol

  • resource

    Agreed, for $200 after trading in some ancient devices, this is a no brainer.

  • Francisco Peña

    wonder what other pre-sale deals they have going on

  • Andy Besselman

    On tmobile website it’s says save $500 when you trade in a device and add a line. It doesn’t say either. Do we know for sure it is $500 for just a trade in

    • Francisco Peña

      click the SEE HOW…., and it just gives you the trade in, no add a line.

      Tax on pre-credit price due at sale. Limited-time offer; subject to change. Qualifying credit, service, & trade-in (Apple iPhone 11, XS series, XR, X, 8 series, 7 series; Samsung Galaxy S10 series, Galaxy Note10 series, Galaxy S9 series, Galaxy Note9, Galaxy S8 series, Galaxy Note8, Galaxy S7 series; Google Pixel 4/4XL, Pixel 3A/3AXL, Pixel 3/3XL; OnePlus 8, 8 Pro, 7T Pro McLaren, 7T, 7, 7 Pro, 6, 6T; LG V60 ThinQ, G8 ThinQ, V50 ThinQ, V40 ThinQ) required. $10 SIM card, and, in stores & on customer service calls, $20 assisted or upgrade support charge may be required. If you cancel your line before receiving 24 bill credits, you may owe up to the full value of your device ($699.99); if canceling your account, you can contact us first to instead make discounted monthly balance payments. $500 via trade-in credit and bill credits; must be active and in good standing to receive credits; allow 2 bill cycles. Max 12/account. May not be combinable with some offers or discounts (e.g. Carrier Freedom).

      • Bklynman

        What saw on Tmo site is u have to add a line.

    • Kyle

      Your right it shows add a line. I don’t remember seeing that earlier

    • Kyle

      Found it, check out tmobile newsroom. Two different promos

  • Scott LaRue

    It’s up to $500. Basically from $100 to $500. Go to Samsung’s site for the phone and you will see yourself. Always the fine print, or in this case, Tmonews not putting the extra words “Up to” in the article.

    • Kyle

      They are referring to the TMobile promotion I believe

      • Scott LaRue

        T-mobile shows in the Samsung site as well and the S7 is for $100 trade in, you need a S10 Plus or S10 5g for the $500 . They don’t show LG, or OnePlus device trade-ins though. But pretty safe to say, I’m not getting $500 turn in on my wife’s OnePlus 6T when this goes live on T-Mobile. The only shred of hope this is true is that T-Mobile may want to get as many 5g devices in the wild as they can, but I’m guessing wishful thinking at this point.

    • Francisco Peña

      Samsung is up to $450. On an S8, its $225.

    • dcmanryan

      Up to $500 means instant rebate. The remaining of the $500 will be bill credits over 24 months. If you’re trade in phone is on that list you’re getting $500.

  • g2a5b0e

    This is what the regular S20 should have been. I feel like the reason this phone even exists is because they realized afterward what a mistake it was starting the S20 series at $1,000.

    Secondly, how does the Note 20 cost $300 more than this when this phone is better in multiple ways? Smh.

    • marque2

      With the trade in it can be a good deal, but it seems if you like cameras, and can’t get a rebate the Velvet for $110 less is a better deal.

  • V2THE1

    That’s a whole lot of phone for that price.

  • Brian

    If memory serves correct, when you add a new line, you are eligible for the new line promos for 14 days. It’s within that 14 days that you have the option on either choosing no phone or picking a phone. Again, I know that’s how it used to be so anyone to verify? If this is still the case, grab the free AAL by tomorrow and get this on Friday.

  • Irving Harris

    Does this Samsung phone allow the use of an esim?

    • WONDROUS5000

      no.

  • Ben

    Bought 3 S7 on eBay for $70 each. Be here Sep 29th. Hoping on Costco doing the deal but with a master card not bill credits but if not oh well i have 10 lines so just going to toss one each on 3 lines. I want one and one other person on my line wants one and maybe sell the last or someone else will want it closer to when i get them! I would prefer the Pixel 5 but im worried there wont be a deal on that as good. But if there is a deal ill get 3 of those too haha.

    • Francisco Peña

      that is a good idea to buy a cheap S7.. I need to do that.

    • Bklynman

      You got good deal on them. I can’t find any for less than $80. Made couple of offers,just waiting on them to see what they do.

      • marque2

        That is probably because when this tmobile offer came out there was a run on S7s

        • Bklynman

          True. But I luckout,got one on auction for $72.00 that with shipping and tax. This just goes to show us how how little these phones really cost to make.

    • Jerry Rich

      So you’ll get $100 of, yea, you saved $30.

  • Bklynman

    What I read on Tmo site u have to add a line to get this deal and it does seem to state that u do get $500 off this phone for the phones above.

  • Todd N.

    I just got a free line I wonder if I could get this for free as well

    • Kyle

      Sorry no it ends tonight and will not qualify for promo tomorrow.

      • Todd N.

        Yep confirmed by Tmobile…

  • Kyle

    Just to clarify
    -Preorders midnight tonight PST time.
    -Cannot be combined with free line promo that ends today
    -Promo 1: Free with aal
    -Promo 2: 500 (not up to) with trade in

    T-Mobiles twitter account.

    • pda96

      $500 is pretty generous if you have an old phone.

  • Todd Solomon

    Played with demo today. Front camera MAY be 30mp vs s20’s 10mp however the s20 has autofocus on that front camera vs fixed focus. What a big difference the AF makes. I’ll stick with the s20. Try it out for yourself.

    • Kyle

      Good to know how does the screen look with your s20 at 120hz. Can you tell a difference?

  • Bklynman

    I call Tmo I was told by the rep trade in, to get this deal. They take $500 off the phone.

  • marque2

    So the rear camera seems pretty weak. Though having much fewer megapixels doesn’t necessarily make it bad. My daughter wants to trade in her Galaxy S7 but is worried because superficially the cameras have similar specs.

    Anyone know about the rear camera quality?

  • lucas

    If you preorder through T-Mobile are you eligible for the Samsung $70 credit???

    • Kyle

      I’m trying to find that out to

    • marque2

      Yes while the phone is on pre-order you get the Samsung credit as well. Just got the phone with an S7 trade in. No cash up front but $500 over two years + $70 Samsung rebate

  • krisstofer

    Can i get this fee, if i get the add a line free? right?

    • krisstofer

      welp, never mind..i’m late in the party I got the answer already. I miss the add a line for free promo.

      • marque2

        Oh yeah, sorry – you wont be able to do it on the free line.

      • WONDROUS5000

        this promo started the day after free AAL ended. it was never possible.

    • marque2

      Yes, if you can use a new line for two years you can get this phone for free per the current promo.

  • pda96

    Just placed an order yesterday. Trading in a Note 9. TMO is giving me $158 up front for the trade-in. The rest of the $500 will show up as a monthly credit (I hope). I bought the N9 from TMO exactly 2 yrs ago thru a promo. Paid $500 for it. Now, I’m getting the whole amount back. Sweet deal!! The net cost for the FE is $200 + $54.25 (tax) + $6.99 (shipping). Up front cost is $61.24 (tax+shipping). Looking fwd to giving TMO’s 5G a test run or two.

    • marque2

      Apply for the Samsung $70 rebate as well. You are eligible because it is a pre-order phone.

      • pda96

        Seriously? I didn’t see this mention on TMO’s website. That’d be awesome. I could use that credit on a set of Samsung’s USB-C earbuds.

        • marque2

          I know because I pre-ordered the phone from the store. Yeah the deal is even better than we thought.

        • pda96

          So how do I apply for this credit? I ordered my FE thru TMO’s website and not at the store so no one told me about this.
          Update: I found the link for the credit.

        • Bklynman

          For those if us who don’t know the link. What is it? I know if we order it Samsung itself we get $70.00 credit,how do we do that if we order thru Tmo?

  • marque2

    Note for everyone – you will get $500 from tmobile and $70 from Samsung on this phone, so it an even better deal than first thought. You pay tax plus a $20 service fee – and the rest is paid over 24 months, but offset by the credit. The only matter is how much you get cash back up front. An S7 is zero up front but $500 back over 24 months.

    Also note the $500 rebate is on the new Note from Samsung as well, bringing the $1000 phone to $500. I don’t think Samsung has a rebate on that one.

    • Bklynman

      It is even better than that now,Samsung raise it to $90.00. But how do people get the $90.00 from Samsung? Thanks.

      • marque2

        There is a link how to do it – if someone doesn’t get it for you I will try to get it tonight after work. . You basically download a Samsung Store app and take a picture using the app of the IMEI number on the box when the new phone is delivered.

        • Bklynman

          Thank you. So I have to tell Samsung I order the phone,send them proof from Tmo,since I order it over the phone not from the store. They told me they need the ime number from the phone,u already had one to turn in or u had to buy one to turn in? Thanks again for your help.

        • marque2

          Basically you download a Samsung app and it takes a picture of the label on your phone box for you. But yes it is with Samsung for the $70 and t-mobile for the $500

        • Bklynman

          No Samsung raised it to $90.00,was on thier site this morning.

    • Bklynman

      Sorry my bad. The extra $20.00 was a bonuse I got for signing for alerts from Samsung about new phones.

  • Francisco Peña

    I asked about how this would happen if I pre-order online. What do I do to turn in the phone. As I read it, still doesn’t say how to turn in your phone. I found some Pawn shops that have the S7 for under $100. I think I want to keep my S9 to hand it down or use it when the the S21 comes out (for me) and then give this 20FE to one of my kids.

    ****
    With this incredible offer, you’d trade in your device then you’ll receive your trade-in credit. Now if you order in store, you can apply that credit instantly toward the down payment of your new phone (which most people prefer), or toward another EIP on your account, or toward the account balance. When you order online you still have those options, less the instant trade-in toward the down payment. We would either apply toward another EIP or the account itself.
    The next payout would be paid out in monthly bill credits. So you’ll see the charge for the phone, then a credit to apply the discount over the course of the EIP.

    • marque2

      Whether you order online, by phone, or in store the new phone will arrive at your home. As prt of the package there should be a return shipping label. You can return the phone in the box that was sent to you or use a padded envelope and bubble wrap to send the phone back.

      If you need help bring the old and complete new phone package to a Tmobile store and they will do the basic transfers and set up and help with instructions how to send in the old one.

      • Francisco Peña

        ok, thanks. I’m going to go to a pawn shop and get an S7 tomorrow to use. For the price of the s7, I’ll use my $70 credit to get some cases.

        • marque2

          I would be careful to make sure it is a Tmobile /AT&T version. G930T

        • Francisco Peña

          they are listed as unlocked, from what I was told. I plan to bring my 4th line sim card to pop in and make sure it works.

        • JLaw

          I’m sending in a Verizon branded s7. From past experience, network carrier doesn’t matter.
          Only 3 things pass/fail:
          Water
          Broken screen
          Won’t power on
          Ymmv

        • Francisco Peña

          That is what I got, a VZW unlocked one.
          Screen is perfect, powers on, didn’t check water damage, but should be ok.

  • TheRealKingSen

    How do you recieve the $70 Samsung credit?

  • Bklynman

    Sorry everyone. I put down Samsung up $70.00 to $90.00 My bad. I didn’t realize Samsung included the $20.00 reservation bonus for me since I sign up for alerts about upcoming phones I believe. Sorry about that.

  • pseudoswede

    My teenage kids each have a LG G7 Thinq (BOGO deal from two years ago). Getting $500 for each phone is a no-brainer. Went into a T-Mobile corporate store over lunch, and the process took less than 20 minutes to do the pre-order. Paid roughly $78 for each pre-order for taxes and upgrade fee. I’m also fortunate that my kids never broke the screen, although one did shatter the glass back, but it was accepted at full value since it wasn’t the screen.

  • marque2

    Just found out you can get up to 12 of these on the deal per account.

  • marque2

    Semi bad news. The $70 from Samsung is a Samsung store credit. It isn’t cash back.

  • Francisco Peña

    Bit the bullet in store. Paid my fees and getting $23 credit on my vzw unlocked s7. Will be paying a bit under $10 a month for this phone. Not bad.
    Could navy

  • Francisco Peña

    Anyone know if it has the standalone 5G support that other phones seem to be getting?

    • pseudoswede

      I was told to activate the SIM card in the box instead of transferring the old SIM card to the new phone to help with 5G support.

  • roger shahan

    So what’s the difference between this and the original s20

    • Francisco Peña

      S20 is/has: smaller, weighs less, has better Gorilla Glass (6 vs 3), better display (but at 120hz refresh rate, it will be same as S20FE), more memory, does 8K video recording, has smaller battery (4000 vs 4500mAh). Also, s20 has a 64MP camera while the S20FE has that swapped with an 8mp 3x optical zoom unit. Other cameras are the same I beleive.

      Looking at my S9, I’ll take the Optical zoom over a higher MP without optical zoom.

  • Francisco Peña

    Mine has shipped and will be here tomorrow. Anyone get thiers yet?

    Now if only the cases were in stock.