Samsung Galaxy S21 FE release date, specs, rumours, features and news

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(Pocket-lint) - Samsung's Galaxy S21 series lone deed shelves a fewer months agone but determination are already plentifulness of rumours circulating astir the Galaxy S21 Fan Edition, oregon Galaxy S21 FE. 

The Galaxy S21 FE would win the excellent Galaxy S20 FE, apt hitting the saccharine spot betwixt terms and features erstwhile again. Here is everything we person heard truthful far.

Release day and price

  • Maybe Q4 2021
  • Cheaper than Galaxy S21

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition exemplary was revealed successful September 2020 and made disposable successful October 2020. It's been claimed determination is simply a Samsung instrumentality with a exemplary fig SM-G990B successful the works that is apt to beryllium the Galaxy S21 FE, and that it would motorboat successful the 2nd fractional of 2021.

With the Galaxy S21 bid launching earlier than the Galaxy S20 series, it mightiness beryllium that the Galaxy S21 FE besides arrives a small earlier than its predecessor. Its merchandise day has been up successful the aerial though. First, a leaked mini Samsung roadmap suggested a day of 19 August had been pencilled successful for the S21 FE launch, and past it was claimed the instrumentality would get astatine the adjacent Galaxy Unpacked lawsuit taking spot connected 11 August, some dates supporting the mentation of an earlier launch.

It has besides been claimed the instrumentality has been delayed and won't look until Q4 of 2021 however, and much caller reports accidental it won't beryllium astatine Unpacked, with Q4 truthful looking much likely, putting it backmost successful enactment with the timeline of its predecessor.

In presumption of price, we'd expect the Galaxy S21 FE to beryllium beneath the Galaxy S21. The Galaxy S20 FE starts astatine £599 successful the UK for the 4G exemplary - it isn't disposable successful the US - with the 5G exemplary costing £599 successful the UK and $599 successful the US, truthful we would expect a akin ballpark for the Galaxy S21 FE. 

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Design

  • Similar to Galaxy S21 series
  • Plastic 
  • IP68 standing likely
  • 155.7 x 74.5 x 7.9mm

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE featured a plan akin to the Galaxy S20 series, but made a mates of changes successful bid to trim the price, similar a integrative rear alternatively of glass.

The Galaxy S21 FE is expected to bash the aforesaid but with a plan akin to the Galaxy S21 and S21+. Rumours assertion it volition travel successful grey, pink, violet, green, bluish and achromatic colours, with the violet having leaked by Samsung itself. It's apt to beryllium h2o resistant, arsenic the Galaxy S20 FE was, and we'd expect a level display.

Based connected aggregate leaked renders, the camera lodging connected the rear of the S21 FE volition autumn into the frame, arsenic it does connected the Galaxy S21, but it volition beryllium an wide much accepted and simpler design. The lodging besides appears to beryllium the aforesaid colour arsenic the remainder of the rear alternatively than a antithetic colour similar the Galaxy S21.

Display

  • 6.4-inches
  • Full HD+
  • 120Hz refresh complaint likely

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE has a 6.5-inch show with a Full HD+ resolution, though rumours assertion the Galaxy S21 FE volition person a 6.4-inch surface with a Full HD+ resolution. That inactive puts it successful betwixt the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21+ successful presumption of size though.

Both the S21 and S21+ person a Full HD+ show excessively and some travel with a adaptable 120Hz refresh rate. As the Galaxy S20 FE retained the 120Hz refresh rate of the Galaxy S20 series, it is apt the S21 FE volition besides connection the faster refresh rate, though it's unclear if it volition connection adaptable refresh rate.

A level show is besides apt for the Galaxy S21 FE, on with a centralised punch spread beforehand camera. It's besides apt to beryllium a Super AMOLED panel.

Hardware and specs

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, 8GB RAM
  • 128GB/256GB retention options
  • 5G

Rumours suggest the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE volition travel successful 128GB and 256GB retention options, similar its predecessor. It isn't wide if it volition connection microSD enactment for retention expansion, though the Galaxy S21 and S21+ don't truthful it's imaginable the S21 FE won't either, though it looks similar it might.

Reports assertion it volition beryllium a 5G device, which we'd expect, though it isn't wide if determination volition beryllium a 4G LTE exemplary excessively arsenic determination is with the Galaxy S20 FE. It is besides said to tally connected Android 11. 

A leaked benchmark suggests the Galaxy S21 FE volition tally connected the Qualcomm Snapdrgon 888, similar the Galaxy S21 series. The benchmark besides suggested we would spot 6GB of RAM - a small little than the Galaxy S21 - but determination has besides been a benchmark suggesting 8GB RAM. There has besides been a rumour of Exynos though, though hopefully this is simply a disorder betwixt a 4G and 5G variant.

Battery capableness is claimed to beryllium 4370mAh and it's said the S21 FE volition connection support for 25W accelerated charging, though it's not yet wide whether the charger itself volition beryllium included successful the box.  

Camera

  • Triple rear camera (32MP + 12MP + 8MP)
  • 12MP front

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE featured a triple rear camera with the aforesaid main camera arsenic the Galaxy S21+. It dropped the solution of the telephoto camera and upped the solution of the beforehand camera. It besides has the aforesaid solution ultra wide camera arsenic the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+ but with smaller pixels. 

Rumours regarding the Galaxy S21 FE camera specs, suggest a triple camera comprised of 32-megapixel, 12-megapixel and 8-megapixel sensors, but it's not known what benignant of sensors arsenic yet. We'd expect main, ultra-wide and telephoto but there's nary rumours suggesting that arsenic yet.

Reports bash accidental a 12-megapixel beforehand camera volition beryllium connected committee the S21 FE though.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE rumours: What's happened truthful far?

Here is everything we person heard astir the Galaxy S21 FE truthful far.

10 August 2021: Samsung accidentally reveals Galaxy S21 FE successful Instagram post

9to5Google spotted a post from Samsung's authoritative Instagram relationship that appears to amusement the unannounced Galaxy S21 FE successful a Back to School advert. 

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23 July 2021: Samsung Galaxy S21 FE won't beryllium announced astatine Unpacked

LetsGoDigital reported that it has seen authoritative documentation from Samsung that says the Galaxy S21 FE won't beryllium introduced astatine Galaxy Unpacked.

21 July 2021: Samsung confirms Galaxy Unpacked for 11 August

Samsung has sent retired authoritative invites for its adjacent Galaxy Unpacked lawsuit that volition instrumentality spot connected 11 August.

12 July 2021: 11 August Samsung Galaxy Unpacked to beryllium packed with launches, spot them here

Evan Blass posted a fig of abbreviated videos to his Twitter account, indicating what Samsung is expected to denote astatine Unpacked connected 11 August, with the Galaxy S21 FE 1 of the devices. 

8 July 2021: Samsung Galaxy S21 FE pics and specs shown successful TENAA listing

The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE appeared connected TENAA, China's Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center, with instrumentality pictures and a fig of specs.

7 July 2021: Samsung Galaxy S21 FE shown from each space acknowledgment to leaked gifs

Leaker Evan Blass posted a fig of abbreviated videos to his Twitter page, revealing the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE from each angle. Unfortuantely, the tweet has since been removed.

2 July 2021: Samsung Galaxy S21 FE colours revealed successful representation leak, but determination mightiness beryllium immoderate atrocious news

The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE appeared successful different leak, showing disconnected the colours expected. The leak besides mentioned Exynos arsenic the processor though.

30 June 2021: Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2021 could instrumentality spot connected 11 August

A leaked render of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 suggests Unpacked lawsuit could instrumentality spot connected 11 August. It's not wide if the S21 FE volition get alongside the Z Flip 3 and Z Fold 3 oregon astatine a abstracted lawsuit aboriginal on.

23 June 2021: Samsung Galaxy S21 FE to beryllium delayed? End of 2021 present rumoured

A study claimed the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE mightiness beryllium delayed until the past 4th of 2021. It was primitively rumoured to beryllium coming successful August 2021. 

17 June 2021: 3C papers reveals Samsung Galaxy S21 FE passes done certification

A leaked 3C document, archetypal uncovered by MyFixGuide, reveals that the Galaxy S21 FE volition diagnostic enactment for 25W accelerated charging.

11 June 2021: More Samsung Galaxy S21 FE specs revealed by benchmark test

Geekbench reported the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE connected a benchmark with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset and 8GB of RAM.

9 June 2021: Here's what the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE volition look similar successful each colour

Evan Blass tweeted an image of the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE successful each colour with green, white, blue, grey and violet shown. The representation besides showed the instrumentality disconnected from each angle.

21 May 2021: Samsung Galaxy S21 FE volition person Snapdragon 888 and 6GB RAM, according to benchmark test

The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE appeared connected a benchmark trial moving the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 and 6GB of RAM. It besides is listed arsenic moving Android 11.

11 May 2021: Samsung eyeing an August Unpacked lawsuit to motorboat Fold 3, Flip 3 and Galaxy S21 FE

Industry sources claim Samsung is readying an lawsuit for August, wherever it is expected to uncover the the Z Fold 3, Z Flip 3 and the Galaxy S21 FE.

6 May 2021: Samsung Galaxy S21 FE connected way for August reveal, successful 4 colours

Ross Young tweeted claiming the Galaxy S21 FE is starting accumulation successful July and acceptable to travel successful Gray, Light Green, Light Violet and White colour options.

12 April 2021: Here's what the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE volition look like

Steve Hemmerstoffer (OnLeaks) posted a fig of precocious solution renders of the Galaxy S21 FE to The Voice plaform, on with a fewer details. 

18 March 2021: Samsung Galaxy S21 FE could motorboat connected 19 August, S7 Lite tablet successful June

Evan Blass revealed a leaked Samsung mini roadmap that suggests the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE could motorboat connected 19 August 2021. 

13 February 2021: Samsung Galaxy S21 FE mid-ranger mightiness get aboriginal this year

Sammobile claimed the Galaxy S21 FE could already beryllium successful improvement with a exemplary fig SM-G990B. The tract said it volition person 5G, travel successful 128GB and 256GB retention options, and person Android 11. It is besides said to beryllium coming successful gray/silver, pink, violet, and achromatic colours erstwhile it launches successful the 2nd fractional of this year.

15 November 2020: Samsung Galaxy S21 FE expected successful 2021

Leaker Max Weinbach tweeted that the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE was 1 of the flagships to expect from Samsung successful 2021.

Samsung flagships to expect this year:

S21 FE
S21
S21+
S21 Ultra
Z Fold 3
Z Flip 3
Z Fold FE

— Max Weinbach (@MaxWinebach) November 15, 2020

Writing by Britta O'Boyle. Originally published connected 16 February 2021.

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