Samsung Galaxy S21 FE is revealed. If you missed out on last year’s Samsung Galaxy S21 but had always wanted one, we have exciting news: it’s back, and a lot less expensive.
At CES 2022, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S21 Fan Edition 5G, or FE, which is a somewhat cheaper and less advanced (particularly when it comes to camera) version of last year’s flagship. The front is quite similar to the previous generation, with the same hole-punch camera in the top center of the screen and three cameras arranged in a traffic light pattern on the back.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE: Specs, price, and release date
On Jan. 11, Samsung will release the Galaxy S21 FE 5G in four hues (lavender, white, olive, and graphite) for $699 or $100 less than the starting price of the Galaxy S21.
The specs of the FE are comparable to those of the S21, with the same 64-bit octa-core CPU. Here’s what you can anticipate:
- 6.4-inch 120Hz display (6.2-inch on S21)
- 177g weight (227g on S21)
- 8MP rear telephoto lens (64MP on S21)
- 4,500mAh battery (4,000mAh on S21)
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In addition, the S21 FE is offered in two memory configurations: 8GB RAM with 256GB storage and 6GB RAM with 128GB storage. In terms of storage size, the only distinction between the FE and original S21 is that last year’s flagship did not have a reduction in RAM; that is to say, both alternatives came with 8GB RAM. The most notable specification change on the spec sheet is the reduction in resolution from 64MP to 8MP. That said, with smartphone software processing, it may not be as significant in practice.
Samsung would release a new version of its previous phone that is less expensive and in some ways (like battery life) superior because the Galaxy S22 is expected to be revealed and launched in early 2022, most likely in February. SamMobile recently reported that the Galaxy S21 could include a massive 1TB storage capacity. Of course, given how expensive this phone will be, the S21 FE will still be an excellent option with outstanding features for a more reasonable price.