Samsung has just introduced the Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip3 foldable smartphones during its August Galaxy Unpacked event. One could think that the company has completed its plans for the flagship market in 2021. Especially this year when the Galaxy Note series seems to be going down the hill. However, the company still has plans for launching another flagship in the last quarter of 2021 – the Galaxy S21 FE, or Fan Edition.
The Fan Edition lineup emerged last year with the Galaxy S20 FE. The device brought a nice set of specifications while being cheaper than the other regular S20 flagships. It proved to be a huge success for Samsung and deserved a sequel. Now, the company is preparing the successor for a release. We have been hearing about the Galaxy S21 FE since the beginning of this year. What started as mere rumors are getting more consistent as we are entering the planned release window.
Today, the Galaxy S21 FE 5G has now received approval from the Bluetooth SIG authority. This means that the device is giving a step closer to its own release. Interestingly, the Bluetooth SIG certification covers the model numbers SM-G990N, SM-G990B, and SM-G990B_SD, all of which offer support for Bluetooth 5.0.
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Galaxy S21 FE alleged specifications
So far not much is known about the Galaxy S21 FE 5G. Everything we have is based on leaks, rumors, or assumptions. As per the reports, the Galaxy S21 FE will be close in design to the S21 series smartphones except for the camera island which will have the same color as the rest of the back panel. Interestingly, the back design was confirmed recently by no other way than one of Samsung’s official handles. The company left the device’s back design escape through a “back-to-school” ad. It proved to be a mistake as the company has removed the post shortly after it went official.
Under the hood, the S21 FE will pack the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 just like all other Samsung flagships this year. The device will sell in variants with 6 GB and 8 GB of RAM. It will draw its powers from a 4,500 mAh battery. Moving around to the front, the device will pack a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with a 120 Hz adaptive refresh rate and full HD resolution. It will come with a punch-hole cutout comprising a 32 MP selfie snapper. Moving around the back, we’ll have the 12 MP wide and ultrawide cameras and a third 8 MP camera with 3 x zoom.
We should keep hearing more about this device in the coming weeks. Leaks and teasers will start to intensify in the next month.