The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE unboxing video is our closest look to the phone

Right after a full Samsung Galaxy S21 FE user manual leaked, someone now appears to have got their hands on a retail model of the phone and put it through an unboxing video.

The video – on HDblog’s YouTube channel – doesn’t show much that we haven’t seen before, because, well, pretty much everything on the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE has already been leaked, but this is our first clear video preview.

There are also a few new details here, including the claim that this phone has three 12MP lenses on the back (a primary, ultra-wide and telephoto lens with 3x zoom), unlike previous leaks, which suggested that the telephoto lens was 8MP.

Additionally, the phone apparently runs Android 12 (where earlier leaks had suggested Android 11), and it’s said to have a plastic back – not surprisingly, but it’s a detail that didn’t. not yet mentioned. The video further notes that the camera unit is also made of plastic, unlike the rest of the Samsung Galaxy S21 range where it is made of metal.

The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE also apparently weighs 177g, making it slightly lighter than the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE at 190g.

Beyond that, that’s basically everything we’ve heard before, including a 6.4-inch FHD + AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon 888 chipset, 6GB RAM, 128 GB of storage, 5G, a 32MP front camera, an in-screen fingerprint scanner, and a 4,500mAh battery with a 25W charge. It is also said that there are stereo speakers, but no 3.5mm headphone port.

While we certainly take all of this with a pinch of salt – especially details which conflict with previous rumors – there are no red flags in the video itself, so it could just be about ‘a retail model of the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE.

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One of the many leaked images of the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (Image credit: Evan Blass)

Analysis: The S21 FE is the worst-kept smartphone secret

Details of never-before-seen smartphones are leaked regularly, especially when they get enough media coverage like the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, but it’s rare that they are leaked at this point.

On its own, this unboxing video would be a major leak, but it follows the leak of a 167-page manual for the phone, along with plenty of renderings (some of which appear to be official), and even details of the phone. price that Samsung Ireland accidentally posted early on.

Interestingly, this video actually creates more questions than it answers, given the camera specs and Android version are slightly different from what we’ve heard before. But overall, we’re pretty confident about almost every aspect of the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE at this point.

You can learn all the official details in January if the leaks are correct, but if they are correct, you will have heard it all before.

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