Samsung has been so focused on its own latest folding phones there doesn’t seem to have been a place (or more likely a resource) last fall to refresh its flagship Galaxy S phone line. But it’s the new year and now Samsung is launching things with the launch of the Galaxy S21 FE.
Like previous Fan Edition devices, the Galaxy S21 FE is essentially a cheaper version of S21 and S21 + starting at $ 700. With a 6.4-inch AMOLED screen of 2340 x 1080 with a refresh rate of 120 Hz, the S21 FE is just over standard 6.2-inch S21, but not quite as big as the 6.7-inch S21 +.
Samsung mixed and paired many standard S21 features for the Fan Edition, with the addition of several new and improved elements. For example, instead of with a more modern (and more accurate) ultrasonic fingerprint sensor on the screen, Samsung opted for an optical fingerprint reader on the S21 FE.
To Compensate for the less sophisticated fingerprint sensor, Samsung has given the S21 FE a selfie camera with a higher resolution of 32 MP, Fast charging of 25 watts and a larger battery of 4,500 mAh instead of less than 4,000 mAh the unit you get on the standard S21.
Inside, the S21 FE should have just as strong performance as the S21, which contains the same Snapdragon 888 chip. FE will be available at two slightly different configurations: a base model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of memory and an upgraded version with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. And no matter which version you choose, both models will support both sub-6Ghz and mmWave 5G.
Rounding out the rest of the package, the FE has three rear lenses: 12 MP main camera, 12 MP ultra-wide camera and 8 MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom. And as a small added bonus, Samsung claims that the S21 FE has an improved night mode compared to last year’s S20 FE.
Samsung sticks to the S21 model distinctive Contour Cut design for the S21 FE, which will be available in four new colors: olive, lavender, white and graphite.
TThe biggest upgrade of the S21 FE could be under the hood: The phone will ship with Samsung’s One UI 4.0, which is based on Android 12 and includes a range upgrades, including new security and privacy settings, improved home screen customization, updated lock screen controls, and more.
THEn paper, S21 FE check all the correct boxes. It is essentially a more compact, but still equally powerful version of the S21 + with a few additional upgrades for just that $ 700, which is about the same as the new S21 + costs today.
That’s why me I wonder if the S21 FE may have arrived a little too late. While it’s hard to blame Samsung for delaying the S21 FE due to supply chain problems that have plagued almost all electronics manufacturers over the past year, buying the new S21 in early 2022 seems like a bad decision. especially when you take into account that S21 was originally announced on January 14, 2021.Instead of a brand new S22, we get a new version (although very solid-looks rehash) of last year’s device, which seems a bit overwhelming.
It is said, tIt seems that the S21 FE will have a good combination of specifications and values when it goes on sale (and unlocked and across all major operators) for $ 700 starting January 11th.