The long-delayed Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (“fan edition”) features a Snapdragon 888 process and a high refresh rate 6.4-inch display. It will be available on January 11.
“The S21 FE 5G is a smartphone that delivers select fan-favorite Galaxy S21 premium features in a well-rounded package to empower people to explore and express themselves,” the Samsung announcement notes. “It is equipped with some of the most-loved aspects of the Galaxy S21 — eye-catching design, powerful performance, pro-grade camera, and seamless ecosystem connectivity.”
There were no surprises during Samsung’s launch of this new handset, thanks to several months of leaks. But the foundation is solid enough: the Galaxy S21 FE provides 5G connectivity, 6 or 12 GB of RAM depending on the configuration, a modern, three-lens (12, 12, 8 MP) rear camera system, and a 32 MP selfie camera. It’s available in four colors: Olive, Graphite, Lavender, and White.
From a design perspective, it retains the basic look and feel of the rest of the S21 series, with very slim bezels, a hole punch for the selfie camera, and Gorilla Glass Victus protection. Samsung says the device delivers all-day battery life and it supports 25-watt fast charging capabilities that let users charge the battery by over 50 percent in 30 minutes. It comes with Android 12 and Samsung’s new One UI 4 interface.