Leaks Suggest Galaxy Fan Edition To Come Out Later This Year: SD865, 120Hz Panel & IP68 Rating

Samsung has slightly changed its strategy since the past year. We saw the company come out with some beefy flagships. By the end of their lifespan though, the company also introduced phones such as the Galaxy S10 Lite. Stripped-down versions (not entirely) off those OG phones which gave users a similar experience if they didn’t want to cop out on the more expensive flagships. This time, we have been hearing a lot about it with the rumour train and perhaps this may just be true since Ice Universe decided to shed some light (not a pun) on it as well.

Looks like, this time around Samsung would not be naming this phone the S20 lite. It is a fact that the word “lite” has a negative connotation attached to it which may affect people’s buying choices. That is an important fact for the economists out there, planning for the company.

Galaxy Fan Edition: A stripped-down S20?

Coming back to the point, the device may just be called the Galaxy Fan Edition, a throwback to Samsung picking up the pieces after its Note 7 disaster. The tweet gives us some out of context snippets on what the specs for the phone may look like. While not really “flagship” standards, the phone may just pack some power. Instead of going for the SD865+ chipset, it would go for the regular version, which in no means is a pushover. The leak also suggests that it would have a 120Hz display, now we do not know the resolution but to cut the price, it may be capped at FHD+ (which isn’t a bad thing). As for the camera hole, it would be a 3.3mm one, fairly small. The phone would have a IP68 rating and may come out in the fourth quarter of this year.

The price cannot be confirmed at this point but if it is based on the Galaxy S20, then it may be shy of 700$ which may just be a good deal. Again, these are just rumours and leaks and we should take these with a grain of salt.

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Sarmad Burki is a Mathematician and a Economist with a passion for all things gaming and tech. His academics and professional experience combined with tech and gaming adds to his skills giving him a unique ability to observe the tech and gaming industry from various prespectives.
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