Samsung expected to discontinue Galaxy S20 FE with Exynos 990 chipset

Samsung expected to discontinue Galaxy S20 FE with Exynos 990 chipset

Samsung has launched Galaxy S20 FE (review) in two different variants: 4G and 5G. The company’s in-house Exynos 990 SoC powered the 4G variant, while the 5G model had the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC. According to a trusted leaker, Ice Universe, Samsung may well be on its way to discontinuing the Exynos 990 variant with SoC and may replace it with the Snapdragon 865 chipset on the 4G model as well. While the phone received critical acclaim, it was primarily for the 5G variant, powered by Qualcomm chipset, which stood out to experts and users alike.

Galaxy S20 FE Image: Tech2 / Sheldon Pinto

The 4G model came under heavy criticism due to its poor battery and boring performance compared to its Snapdragon 865 SoC sibling.

According to the insider’s tweet, the company will launch Galaxy S20 FE, the Snapdragon 865+ version, and stop production of the Exynos 990-powered version. However, it is not yet known when and where the phone will be available.

The leak could also mean that the upcoming new Galaxy S20 FE (SM-G780G) will be powered by Snapdragon 865 + SoC.

That said, the speculation is simply based on leaks and the company has also said nothing about whether or not there were any plans to remove Exynos990.

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