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How to buy Samsung’s Galaxy S20 FE for $384

Posted: 2 October 2020 1:53 pm
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Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is the cheapest phone in the S20 range at $999. Here's how to get it cheaper.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 range is among the best smartphones money can buy, for those who have the required dosh. Beginning at $1,349 (and ballooning all the way up to $1,749) it's not a product that lots of people can afford to buy outright.

That's where the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (short for "Fan Edition") comes in. With a starting price of $999, it's the cheapest Galaxy S20 model by a considerable margin, and you can currently grab it directly from Samsung for as little as $384 when you trade in an old handset.

As an added bonus, Samsung will also throw in a free pair of Galaxy Buds Live earbuds valued at $319 and half-price Samsung Care. Here's how to get the biggest possible discount.


Pre-order from Samsung

To get the best possible price, head to Samsung Australia's website and follow the pre-order prompts. There are huge discounts of up to $615 available when you trade in a pre-owned phone. (For a limited time, this includes an extra $200 off the normal trade-in value.)

Here are the steps, as outlined on Samsung's website:

Back up

Back up the data from your eligible old device and remove all locks and passwords.

Download the app

Download the Samsung Trade-Up app on your eligible device and follow the prompts to get your unique Trade ID. You can download the Samsung Trade-Up app on Google Play or Apple's App Store.

Redeem your trade-in amount

Once the app has run a diagnostic on the eligible device you wish to trade in, you will receive a unique Trade ID and your trade-in value. Upon checkout of your new Samsung device, enter the Trade ID at checkout to redeem your trade-in value.

Return old device

Send your old device back in the supplied shipping satchel to complete the trade-in within 14 days.

You have until 31 October 2020 to get the extra $200 off when you trade up to the Galaxy S20 FE online. You can also get 50% off Samsung Care and elect to pay off the phone in monthly instalments, with 36 months interest free.

How to get your free Galaxy Buds Live headphones

Samsung Galaxy Buds

If you pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE before 9 October, Samsung will throw in a free pair of Galaxy Buds Live. These are wireless headphones and are Samsung's answer to Apple's Air Pods. They normally retail for $319.

Other options

If you don't have an eligible phone to trade in, you can still score a free pair of Galaxy Buds Live by buying from a participating store. This includes Amazon Australia which is currently selling the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE for $999 with free Galaxy Buds Live. Details below:

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Samsung Galaxy S20 FE offer

Buy the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE from Amazon and receive a pair of Galaxy Buds Live earphones valued at $319 for free. (Offer ends 8 October 2020.)

Buy for $999

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE specifications

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE packs in many of the same features as its bigger siblings. It's available in an impressively large number of colours: cloud red, cloud orange, cloud lavender, cloud mint, cloud white or cloud navy. (With most phones, the choice is limited to two or three.)

Here are the chief specifications:

Display

Display Size
6.5 inches
Resolution
1080 x 2400px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
407 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
12MP + 12MP + 8MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/2.2 + f/1.8 + f/2.4
Video recording
4K
Front camera megapixels
32MP
Front camera aperture size
f/2.2

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
159.9mm x 74.5mm x 8.4mm
Weight
190g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed
Category 21

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Octa-core Processor
RAM
6GB
Operating system
Android 10
Internal storage
128GB
External storage support
Up to 16GB
Battery capacity
4,500mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
No
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
IP52
Wireless charging
Qi
PMA

And here's how it compares to the Samsung Galaxy S20 and Samsung Galaxy S20+:

Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition

Samsung Galaxy S20

Samsung Galaxy S20+

Product Name Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition Samsung Galaxy S20 Samsung Galaxy S20+
Display size 6.5 6.2 6.7
Operating system Android 10 Android 10 Android 10
Height (mm) 159.9 151.7 161.9
Width (mm) 74.5 69.1 73.7
Depth (mm) 8.4 7.9 7.8
Weight (g) 190 163 186
Battery size (mAh) 4,500 4,000 4,500
Front camera (1) megapixels 32 10 10
Rear camera (1) megapixels 12 64 64
Rear camera (2) megapixels 12 12 12
Water Resistance IP52 N/A N/A
Wi-Fi connectivity 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network Category Speed Category 21 Category 20 Category 20

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We'll have a full review of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition, coming soon.

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