Even if Samsung is proud of their Exynos processor, On the user’s side, the majority of people always prefer the Snapdragon processor over Exynos. But When you are in an International region other than the US and Canada, You can only taste Exynos variants. Yes, Samsung always releases both Exynos and Snapdragon variants in Flagship mobiles. Samsung Galaxy S20 FE comes with Exynos 990 and Snapdragon 895. Now Samsung is planning to release all 4G LTE versions with Snapdragon 865+ processor. Before this decision, Samsung released a 4G variant with Exynos and a 5G version with a Snapdragon processor.
We can’t be too sure, but is this the “gradual end” of Samsung’s in-house processor, Exynos? Not too long ago, the South-Korean tech giant, Samsung, launched a seeming flagship killer device named the Galaxy S20 FE. There were two versions of this smartphone; the versions differentiate from each other based on SoC and network support. One of the versions had Samsung’s in-house Exynos 990 SoC with 4G network support. The other version came with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor with 5G network support. Thus, the devices were commonly easily identified as Galaxy S20 FE 4G and Galaxy S20 FE 5G.
Upcoming 2021 patch Samsung Galaxy S20 FE, 4G LTE Mobiles, will use Snapdragon 865+ processor
Recently, a popular tech info leak account, Ice Universe, tweeted that Samsung is working on modifying the Galaxy S20 FE 4G model to come with Qualcomm’s SD865+ as a replacement to its in-house Exynos 990 processor that powered the device prior. This raises concerns about the fate of Exynos 990, but then, the processor has been on the news for different issues. So, Samsung is looking to replace it with a more stable processor – the device would still be a 4G smartphone.
The Ice Universe tweet reads, “Galaxy S20 FE will release the Snapdragon 865+ version, and Exynos990 stops production.”
What are the Problems Of Galaxy S20 FE 4G?
Many people who bought the Galaxy S20 FE 4G model complained bitterly about the poor performance of the Exynos 990. According to the users’ complaints, Galaxy S20 FE 4G battery drains faster, and the device overheats, too. More so, some other users complained that the phone isn’t good – at all – for gaming due to the chip, Exynos 990. The summary of the problems of Galaxy S20 FE 4G is overheating and poor battery.
Will Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ Perform Better?
Of course, the SD865+ will surely deliver a more reliable performance than the Exynos 990. Benchmark results for SD865+ showed impressive performance, and you can’t hope for anything less from a device with this SoC.
More so, Qualcomm’s processors’ are remarkable and are apparently the best in the market. Any device with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chip is liable to outsell any other device(s) within its range and price in the market.
Apparently, Samsung has heeded its customers’ complaints regarding the FE 4G model of its last year’s Galaxy S20 and has decided to act fast. Although Samsung has not confirmed this news, if true, it is imposing – even though it raises concerns about the fate of the Exynos processor. Also, Samsung must focus on improving its in-house processor to keep up with the competition. Google also planning to use an in-house Whitechapel processor for Pixel 6. But for now, all we know is that the next Galaxy S20 FE 4G to be released might likely come with SD865+ SoC in place of Exynos 990. Hopefully, this move will fix the issues of the device as complained about by its users.
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