After a brief uncertainty, Samsung went ahead and made the Galaxy S21 FE official this week at CES. The phone will be available from January 11, with an attractive starting price of just $ 699.
Speaking briefly about this aforementioned uncertainty, it looks like Samsung would have left way too much money on the table if it hadn’t gone ahead and made this phone. Samsung sold 10 million Galaxy S20 FE units last year, easily making it one of the company’s most popular smartphones. With numbers like that, there’s no way not to keep up with a Galaxy S21 FE, so here we are.
For specs, Galaxy S21 FE has 6.4-inch FHD + AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon 888 processor, base 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, battery 4,500mAh with 25W wired charging, Wireless PowerShare, triple rear camera setup, 5G connectivity (Sub-6 + mmWave), stereo speakers, IP68, and will be the first Samsung smartphone to run Android 12 ready to go. employment. It will of course come with One UI running on Android 12.
At that starting price of $ 699, this phone looks like a direct competitor to the Pixel 6 ($ 599), and in terms of specs, they’re very similar devices. However, it would be easy to argue that the S21 FE is a little better if we only look at the datasheet. No one should be doing this, however. Samsung highlights the S21 FE’s rear camera array, hardware design, and performance as reasons to consider this device over others in the same price range.
If you’re considering the Galaxy S21 FE, I don’t blame you, but take a second to think about the timing of this device. We should be getting to the Galaxy S22 lineup fairly quickly. If that was my money, I would just wait and see what Samsung has in store for us then. On the other hand, am I going to blame someone for choosing one in this matte green colourway? No.
The Galaxy S21 FE will go on sale, without a charger in the box, starting January 11 on the Samsung website and in retail / carrier stores across the US.
Galaxy S21 FE Specifications
|GALAXY S21 FE|
|YOU||Android 12 (a 4 user interface)|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888|
|Display||6.4 “FHD + (2340 x 1080) 2X dynamic AMOLED, 120Hz refresh rate|
|Memory||6 GB of RAM + 128 GB of storage
8 GB of RAM + 256 GB of storage
|Rear camera||Ultra-wide 12MP, F2.2, 123 ̊
12MP, Main, Dual Pixel AF, OIS, F1.8, 79 ̊
8MP telephoto lens, 3X optical zoom, 30x space zoom, OIS, F2.4, FOV 32 ̊
|Front camera||32MP, F2.2, 81|
|Connectivity||5G Sub6 / mmWave
Enhanced 4×4 MIMO, up to 5CA, LTE D / L Cat.19 (1.6 Gbps)
LTE U / L Cat.18 (211 Mbps)
WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac / ax 2.4G + 5GHz, HE80, MIMO, 1024-QAM, Download up to 1.2 Gbit / s / Download up to 1.2 Gbit / s
|Other||Stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos, Optical fingerprint sensor, IP68, NFC|
|Cut||74.5 x 155.7 x 7.9 mm, 177 g|
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