Cyber Monday deal: The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is down to $549 – CNET

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Save $100 on the all-new Galaxy S20 FE. It’s unlocked, so you can take it to your carrier of choice.

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The Galaxy S20 Fan Edition has arrived, offering Samsung, er, fans the chance to buy an S20 phone for hundreds less than the price of the flagship model. Good news: Now you can get it for even less than that.

For a limited time, and while supplies last, Amazon has the unlocked Galaxy S20 FE 5G 128GB for $549. It’s available in five different colors at that price, which is $151 below retail.

So what’s the deal with the S20 FE? In his story, Galaxy S20 FE is the affordable $700 phone we need right now, CNET’s Andrew Hoyle provided this overview: “The price might be more affordable, but the key specs don’t seem to have suffered all that much. There’s a 6.5-inch, 2,400×1,080-pixel Super AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate for smooth scrolling and a lightning-fast Snapdragon 865 processor.”

I’m not sure I agree with calling a $700 phone “affordable,” though obviously it’s more so than a $1,000 S20. And at $549 it’s definitely priced more like a midtier model.

Either way, a $150 savings right out of the gate, with no contract or activation requirement? That I can get behind.

Your thoughts?

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