5G for £699
But it won't be on sale...
People don't buy flagships like they used to, and you can blame that on coronavirus or the rise of budget-friendly brands like Xiaomi. Regardless, a huge part of consumer smartphone spending is shifting downwards so Samsung has unveiled its latest not-quite-a-flagship device: the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition. trashy * If you're …
"Flipping the device exposes the phone..."
I think that is why flagships don't sell, phones have become nothing more than a flipable device for your pocket. They're not wedding rings, family heirlooms or irreplaceable items. Sure, they do much more than a wallet, but I bet you still have more sentiment for your wallet and maybe your favorite shirt.
All that I typed just beats a dead horse as you already know the reasons why they don't sell, but why don't these billion dollar companies? They always come up with excuses, but I guess there's no harm in
"All that I typed just beats a dead horse as you already know the reasons why they don't sell"
I already have a phone and this is the same, just a bit better*?
It's kind of the same reason I don't buy a new car every year.
* For example, the screen is probably not smashed.
Worthy of note is that this phone, like the Gaksxy S10 E, doesn't have curved edges to its screen. Many users prefer the flat screen, and it makes it easier to attach glass screen protectors ( the use of which renders which flavour of Gorilla glass it uses largely moot). It has an optical under-the-display fingerprint scanner, which has the potential to work with a glass screen protector more reliably than an ultrasonic unit, but it'd be sensible to wait for reviews.
It has a plastic back, which again, some users claim to prefer.
Another area of cost cutting is that screen is not as high resolution as other Galaxy models. However, its native resolution is what many users of pricier Galaxy S models actually run their phones at in order to save battery (or because they've neglected to change the default setting).
Could be a popular choice. However, the full fat S20 is likely to be discounted in a couple of months, if Samsung behaves as it has in previous years.
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