The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, which stands for Fan Edition, will apparently include features that, as the name suggests, will thrill those fans.
The latest rumor comes from a known insider @FronTron on Twitter, via NotebookCheck. According to Tron, the S21 FE will include a microSD card slot. That might not sound like a big deal, given that the Galaxy S20 FE also had a microSD slot, but it’s a feature that is missing from many phones. None of the other Galaxy S21 models have a microSD slot, for example.
This is not a leak that you should necessarily consider gospel, as it is from someone within Samsung’s supply chain, and it has not been corroborated by other leaks or insiders. It also contradicts a supposed leak in the Galaxy S21 FE user manual, which does not mention a microSD card slot.
someone in the supply chain has seen evidence of microSD support in the S21 FE. (it looks like a cat, yes, but no kidding)September 12, 2021
Responding to the messages on Twitter, Tron goes out of his way to assert that this is just a rumor he heard, and not something he can yet confirm – another reason we wouldn’t bet the ranch to a Galaxy S21 FE microSD card.
MicroSD slots were once commonplace on Samsung phones. We note that the S20 FE had one, as did the standard Samsung Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra that came before it. Since then, however, microSD slots have gradually disappeared from Samsung phones. Besides the S21 range, the functionality is also AWOL of the Galaxy Note 20. Even Samsung’s latest foldable flagship, the Galaxy Z Fold 3, does not support the microSD card.
There could be many reasons for the potential removal of microSD card support from the S21 FE, but as is the case with the iPhone 12 line, having different SKUs encourages buyers to pay more for one. larger storage. And given that S21 sales have been less than stellar for Samsung, removing microSD card support from the long-awaited and more affordable S21 FE could help its profit margins.
But the FE line has always been about giving fans the most they want while removing lint. This leads to a feature-rich phone, similar to the OnePlus phones of yore, minus some fancy cutting-edge features that don’t significantly subtract the overall experience.
Either way, recent rumors suggest the S21 FE is just around the corner. According to insider Jon Prosser, we could see the S21 FE land on October 29. Production of the phone was also slated to start this month, so Tron’s source is providing information at the right time.
We should see more information on the internet over the next month and a half regarding the S21 FE.
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