It’s been months since the Internet is buzzing about the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE. Now, it seems we could finally have the official announcement in the next week. The S21 FE may be Samsung’s first and biggest phone to arrive in 2022. It will be the successor to S20 FE launched in September 2020.
Samsung is set to attend the CES 2022 live in person and they can announce the Galaxy S21 FE during the event. The Internet is full of leaks, speculations, and rumors about the upcoming budget flagship from Samsung.
There were even rumors in late 2021 that it got canceled. However, it seems they were a hoax and the launch of S21 FE is imminent. Find out everything we know about this much-awaited Samsung smartphone this far.
Update 2: Samsung Galaxy S21 FE listed on Walmart ahead of its Launch
The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE is now listed at Walmart priced at $699 for the 128 GB variant. The 256 GB variant is not listed yet but its price could be $749 according to the pattern followed by Samsung previously.
The Walmart listing snapshot comes via Gizmochina. The S21 FE is expected to be available shortly after launch, by January 11th, 2022.
According to a reliable tipster, snoopytech, Samsung Galaxy S21 FE is already available in a lot of countries and will be on sale just after the official launch.
Update: Samsung Galaxy S21 FE Unboxing Video Surfaced Online
Ahead of the expected launch, a premature unboxing video of the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE has gone viral. The video offers a brief glimpse at the phone’s design, its box contents, and some key specifications. This video was posted by HDblog, a tech-focused YouTube channel.
Although the video is not in English, you can still catch the keynotes from it. You can see the stunning matte grey finish on the back similar to the S21 series. There are three cameras on the back, and a flash module placed outside the rectangular protrusion.
This variant is said to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset and the display seems to be 6.4-inch full HD+ with a 120 Hz refresh rate. The video also showed the contents of the box which include some documents, a USB Type-C cable, a SIM ejector tool, and the handset.
You can watch the video below:
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE Release Date
The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE could be a less premium version of the S21 series, and a successor to the Samsung S20 FE launched last year. According to the latest reports, S21 FE is set to be announced globally at the Galaxy Unpacked event on January 4, 2021.
We also expect Samsung to unveil the Galaxy S21 FE at CES 2022. Samsung’s keynote is also scheduled for January 4, 2022, at 6:30 PM PST. However, according to a reliable leaker Jon Prosser, the announcement has now been moved up to January 3, 2022, at 6:00 PM PST.
i’m hearing that the announcement for the S21 FE has been moved up to Monday, January 3rd @ 6pm PST
general availability is still on january 11th. https://t.co/C96vGYXDLY
— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) December 20, 2021
He also suggests that the smartphone will be available for everyone to order by January 11, 2022. Several other reports back this statement as well. So, there will not be any pre-order period for Samsung Galaxy S21 FE.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE Full Specifications
The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE is going to be a power-packed device with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 or the Exynos 2100 chipset, and the 120Hz HD+ display. The processor will be combined either with 8GB or 12GB of RAM, and 128 GB or 256GB of internal storage.
S21 FE is also expected to have a 4,500mAh battery with 25W wired fast charging support and 15W Qi-based wireless charging capability. It will run on the Android 12 based One UI 4.0.
Coming to the cameras, S21 FE will have a triple rear camera setup with a 12MP primary camera, 12MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and an 8MP telephoto lens to support optical zoom. The front/selfie camera will have a 32MP sensor.
It is also expected to have essential features such as 5G, 54G, LTE, dual SIM support, GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C support.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE Design & Display
The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE will feature a 6.4-Inch Flat Dynamic AMOLED display with an Infinity-O notch, a 120 Hz fast refresh rate, a resolution of 1,080×2,340 pixels, and Corning Gorilla glass Victus protection. The display might closely resemble S20 FE.
Coming to the design, S21 FE is rumored to look a lot like the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 Plus but with a plastic body and a less premium finish. Multiple render images shared by leakers have confirmed this.
Renders from Evan Blass, a highly prolific leaker of the Tech industry, offer a close look at the phone’s potential design including its color options. According to these, S21 FE will be available in black, white, lavender, and olive green variants.
Another leak from Android Headlines shows marketing materials that seem to come directly from Samsung.
One more leak from the U.K. Retailer Box is showing the Galaxy S21 FE with three cases. It shows the design, camera, and display of the upcoming device.
All of these render images and leaks are signaling to what we have already explained above. S21 FE could very well be the budgeted version of S21.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE Expected Price Range
The price of the upcoming S21 FE is going to be a highlight. Samsung is reportedly planning to launch the device at a cheaper price than Galaxy S21. The S21 starts at $799 and S20 FE starts at $699. So, the range to alter the price is a bit slim.
According to the Korea Herald, Samsung is expected to price the S21 FE at $630 to $720 (700,000 to 800,000 won). This would be a significant price drop from its predecessor if it happens to be true.
The European pricing of the S21 FE will be under €660 (which calculates to $767) for the base version and €705 for the high-end one. This report is courtesy of WinFuture. However, nothing is official about the price of this much-awaited Samsung smartphone yet.
That’s all we know about the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE until now. Feel free to share your opinions about it in the comments.