Though the Samsung Galaxy S21 range was revealed in initial 2021, there’s many more to come: it seems like influenced that Samsung will trail the preliminary trinity up with a Samsung Galaxy S21 FE or Galaxy S21 Fan Edition as it might be called in the upcoming months.
What force us so sure is that Samsung the subject has unintentionally declared the phone by name although on the other hand there have also been hints that the phone is at risk of being abandoned.
It didn’t highlight at the Samsung Unloaded October 2021 event, and we are still waiting for it to breakdown cover. Most of the smart money nowadays looks like to be on it creating an arrival at some point during January 2022.
The Galaxy S21 FE would definitely be an inexpensive, lesser end substitute to the S21, much as the Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition is to the Samsung Galaxy S20. Though, the drop in price and specifications are mutually probable to be negligible, with the S21 Fan Edition still possible to be honestly high-end and valued consequently.
The leaks and rumours about this phone remain to roll in quickly we have covered all the probable one’s underneath, and come up with a list of things we want from the Samsung Galaxy S21 Fan Edition, along with our finest refined guesses at the launch date and price.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE release date and price
For a long time, we believed the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE was certain to release, even however there has only been one Fan Edition model till now.
There have been uncertainties yet: according to a report that the smartphone may have been stopped due to the global chipset shortage, a Samsung official saying that the phone was underneath review, and Samsung eliminating support pages for the Galaxy S21 FE from its official websites. Those documents have since resurfaced.
The S20 FE was released in August, so it’s clear that the S21 FE is way unsettled at this point, but we are optimistic that it’s still approaching. Forecasts of a release in October haven’t been correct, but we have seen projected launch dates come and go before.
A fresh leak proclaims that the Galaxy S21 FE is certainly January, possibly even captivating the release window of the Samsung Galaxy S22 which is known as a second source has now supported that up, saying that it could land at CES 2022, which takes place from January 5-8, while an alternative source points to January 11. So sometime in January looks probable.
When it comes to the price, it is something that we don’t have that much idea of moreover, but it may have a release price in line with the Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition, which cost $699 / £699 / AU$1,149 for a 5G model, or £599 / AU$999 for a 4G one with this version not being obtainable in the US and with more S20 FE deals appearing still at the moment.
If anything, however, the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE might be inexpensive than its predecessor, as the Samsung Galaxy S21 has a lesser release price than the Galaxy S20 did.
Design and display
A citation for the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE on a Chinese documentation database has discovered that the phone likely has a 6.4-inch 1080 x 2340 Super AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate and in-screen fingerprint scanner specifications that are quite identical to the S20 FE. The phone seemingly also has an IP68 rating, overall, it’s dust and water-resistant.
Another rumour has revealed a 1080 x 2009 resolution though, which is strange. At the instant, the 1080 x 2340 choice looks more possible, as it more strictly matches the S21.
As for the project design, frequent leaks have now revealed to us the imaginable appearance of the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, starting off with one from trustworthy tipster @OnLeaks, and we have embedded one of their tweets below.
The forthcoming phone will seemingly be somewhat higher and somewhat broader than the main Galaxy S21, with a 6.4-inch display rather than a 6.2-inch one. The rear camera bump, temporarily, will allegedly be associated with the rear covering rather than the metal frame.
Since this leak, LetsGoDigital has shared unofficial renders based on leaked info, and they look very identical to those above, as you can see in the pictures below.
However, that the colors selected here aren’t all rumoured for the phone more on which further down, they were basically selected because they are “high-profile.”
There have been additional leaks too: check out these renders one of which we have embedded below from veteran tipster Evan Blass, which are grounded on particulars of the hypothetical dimensions and design of the Galaxy S21 FE.
Since then, Blass has reimbursed with updated renders, showing the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE in green, white, blue, violet and grey, which you can see below.
The shades are somewhat dissimilar to those in his preceding leak, and perhaps more precise, but the overall design is identical.
A dissimilar leaker points to black, white, pink and green versions of the phone, with no blue as we have seen somewhere else.
Though we can’t assure that the concluding phone will look precisely like this, these images appear probable to be near to the mark and it appears as however, we are going to get a lot of colors to preference from as well.
Overall, we have somewhere else heard that it could come in light green, white, grey, purple, and pink shades. The following leak has provided some of those identical colors, listing grey, white, violet and green that’s a parallel, however not equal, list.
Now we have also realised what seems to be photos of the back cover and inside of the phone, and you can see the identical design as above, whole with black, white, purple and green shades. For an overall idea of what the phone is going to look like, just check these leaked case pictures.
That back cover has also been committed to the frame of a Galaxy S10 on video, giving us an overall look at how the S21 FE might look.
According to many recent leaks, we have gotten dropped a whole host of info about the Galaxy S21 FE, with some of the key specifications and the authorised case designs we can assume from Samsung. There were also some leak images that appear like official materials from Samsung, which are given below.
Camera and battery
An authorisation listing for the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE declared a 12MP primary camera, a 12MP ultra-wide one, and an 8MP telephoto one with 3x optical zoom, along with a 32MP selfie camera.
We have also earlier perceived that it will allegedly have a 32MP front-facing camera, and from the renders above it appears to have a triple-lens rear camera, so that matches what we have gotten.
When it comes to the capacity of the battery, one tipster says there will be a 4,500mAh battery mounted in the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, whipping the 4,000mAh capacity battery in the regular Galaxy S21.
It might also charge quicker than any other S21 model, with an authorisation listing pointing to 45W charging even the Galaxy S21 Ultra only supports 25W, so that would be a remarkable specification.
We have also realised both that battery size and charging speed cited a second time along with the wireless charging also revealed.
The fact is that the phone practically won’t come with a charger, as a leaked user manual for the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE says that wall chargers are retailed distinctly. This manual does reference both wireless and reverse wireless charging, however.
Specifications and features
Some strong and legit sources entitlement that a phone with the model number SM-G990B is in progress, and it’s supposed that might be the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE. At the very slightest the model number would appear to place it in the Galaxy S21 range.
On its individual that doesn’t tell us considerable, but that model number has also now been marked in a standard, where a Snapdragon 888 chipset, 6GB of RAM and Android 11 are also revealed.
We have also seen the new smartphone registered on a Chinese certification database, with a Snapdragon 888, 8GB of RAM, 128GB or 256GB of storage, and a microSD card opening declared. Those specifications have since been backed up by a successive leak as well.
An alike model number (SM-G990U) was also marked on the Federal Communications Commission, FCC database, with an indication of a similar chipset.
In the additional benchmark, however, we have seen the Exynos 2100 declared, together with 8GB of RAM. So, it’s likely the Galaxy S21 FE will have a dissimilar chipset in diverse regions, as Samsung does that with some of its phones.
No doubt both of those chipsets are very influential however and are presently among the finest you can get in a smartphone.
A multi-chipset tactic may work, as a report proposes Samsung is going to use both its individual Exynos, and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipsets in order to evade additional launch date postponements. If accurate, we will possibly see the Snapdragon version of the phone in the US and Asia, and Exynos versions elsewhere the concluding will perhaps be to some extent punier than the Qualcomm counterpart.
What we want to see
We were abstemiously overwhelmed by the Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition, but there are some significant enhancements we would like to see from the S21 FE.
1. A glass back
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition has an equally finest price but its ‘Glasstic’ back is everything but.
This was one of our major dissatisfactions with the smartphone, and we actually want to see Samsung up the excellence of resources for the Galaxy S21 Fan Edition. Either that or lesser the price, or improved yet both.
Though meanwhile, we made this demand Samsung launched the Galaxy S21 with a Glasstic back, and it appears questionable that the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE will get the finest rear than that phone.
2. A lower price
As mentioned above, the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition is fairly an exclusive phone, and that is in spite of being the baby of the Galaxy S20 range.
Though the specifications and features go some way on the way to modifying the value, the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE could undoubtedly stand out more if it were a bit more reasonable.
This may mean we’ll come to permit, assuming that the rest of the Galaxy S21 series is inexpensive than the Galaxy S20 series.
3. A brighter screen
We were usually fairly overwhelmed by the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition’s screen, but one feature that could use some enhancement is its brightness.
In our assessment, we marked that it struggled in straight sunlight and that the instinctive brightness sometimes felt dimmer than it should. So, for the Samsung Galaxy S21 Fan Edition, we want to collect a higher extreme brightness and enhancements to the auto-brightness mode.
4. Better battery life
Though the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition has a 4,500mAh battery, we got that it didn’t really last very extensive, and frequently struggled to even reach a full day before it needed charging again.
That’s just not sufficient enough, particularly when you deliberate that over time the battery will begin to wear out and become even more problematic, so we want big improvements here for the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE.
4,500mAh isn’t essentially a depraved size, so it’s probably reduced optimization that’s a liability, but whether via a larger battery or enhancements away, we want to be capable of easily getting a day of life from the Samsung Galaxy S21 Fan Edition at a complete least.
5. Faster charging
One more problem we have with the battery in the Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition is its charging rapidity.
At 25W or 15W for wireless charging it’s not awful, but when even the considerably inexpensive OnePlus Nord can accomplish 30W charging, and some phones are up to 65W or higher, we actually want to be augmented charging power from the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE.