The Fan Edition smartphones got a lot of popularity thanks to their high price to performance ratio. Without breaking your bank, the FE devices enable you to enjoy flagship-level specifications. One of the top smartphones launched last year was the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE. Now, the fans are excited about the next phone which should come out as the Galaxy S21 FE. Will Samsung be able to provide flagship-level specifications at a cheaper price? Well, yes, it will be a flagship-level device. As of now, we don’t know about the price, but we know it will be a powerful phone.
Thanks to GeekBench listing, we get an early view of the processors that will power the upcoming smartphones. According to the GeekBench listing of Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, it has a model number SM-G990. The GeekBench listing tells us that the S21 FE is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset which is a top-tier processor as of now. Furthermore, the device sports 6GB of RAM and has Android 11 based on One UI. I know 6GB RAM is not the best in 2021 but there might be more variants.
The biggest highlight here is the Snapdragon 888 chipset. Just like the other S21 smartphones, the cheaper Fan Edition also manages to get the high-end chipset. They could have gone with the Snapdragon 870 chipset which is an improved version of Snapdragon 865 but thankfully Samsung is going with the best. One thing is for sure; the Galaxy S21 FE is not cutting the cost on performance. There might be some other compromises made though. Previously, it was a plastic build quality but it will be no surprise since even the vanilla S21 has a glasstic body. The S21 FE is expected to launch in August together with the Z Fold 3 and Z Flip3.
Galaxy S21 FE Highlights
Other than the performance sector, the leaks suggest that the S21 FE will feature a 6.4-inch Infinity-O display. We expect it to be an AMOLED Panel and has a high refresh rate like its predecessor. Talking about the selfie camera, expect a 32MP shooter on the front. While the phone will have an identical 4,500mAh battery from last year. It will measure 155.7 x 71.45 x 7.9mm which means it will be thinner than its predecessor. The FE series is targeted at youth hence there will be a lot of color options like green, pink, purple. While, there are also going to be decent color options like white, grey, and silver.