Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G with 6.4-inch FHD+ 120Hz AMOLED display, Android 12, IP68 water-resistant body announced

Samsung just announced the Galaxy S21 FE (Fan Edition), the company’s latest mid-range S series, as expected. It packs a 6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-O Flat Display with 120Hz refresh rate, is powered by Snapdragon 888 in the US and Europe, but comes with Exynos 2100 SoC in the Asian markets. It has support for 5G SA/NSA, up to 8GB RAM, features an in-display Optical Fingerprint Scanner, and runs Android 12 out of the box.

The phone comes with primary 12-megapixel primary sensor with OIS, 12-megapixel Ultra Wide Lens with a 123-degree field of view and 8-megapixel Telephoto lens with OIS for 3X optical Zoom and up to 30X digital zoom, same as the predecessor. The phone features a 32-megapixel front-facing camera. It has IP68 ratings for water resistance.

It packs a 4,500mAh battery with support for wired 25W wired fast charging, and has 15W wireless charging and wireless PowerShare feature to charge Qi compatible devices on the back of the phone, but this doesn’t come with a charger in the box unlike the predecessor.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE specifications

  • 6.4-inch (2340 x 1080 pixels) FHD+ Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED Display, 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz Touch Sampling Rate in Game Mode, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection
  • Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5nm Mobile Platform / Octa-Core Samsung Exynos 2100 processor
  • 6GB / 8GB LPDDR5 RAM with 128GB storage, 8GB LPDDR5 RAM with 256GB storage
  • Android 12 with One UI 4
  • Single / Dual SIM
  • 12MP rear camera with Dual Pixel AF, OIS, f/1.8 aperture, LED Flash, 12MP 123˚ Ultra Wide camera with f/2.2 aperture, 8MP telephoto camera with f/2.4 aperture, PDAF, OIS, 3X Optical Zoom, 30X Space zoom
  • 32MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture
  • Water resistant (IP68)
  • Dimensions:  155.7 x 74.5 x 7.9mm; Weight: 177g
  • USB Type-C audio, Stereo speakers, Surround sound with Dolby Atmos
  • In-display fingerprint scanner
  • 5G SA/NSA, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth 5.1, GPS + GLONASS, USB 3.1, Samsung Pay with NFC
  • 4500mAh battery with support for 25W wired fast charging, 15W wireless charging, Wireless power share

The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE comes in White, Lavender, Graphite and Olive colours and starts at $699.99 (Rs. 52,125 approx.) / €749 / £699 for the 6GB + 128GB version and the 8GB + 256GB version will cost $769.99 (Rs. 57,340 approx.) €799 / £749. It will roll out in the US and several countries in the Europe starting from January 11th. It has already been teased by Samsung India, so we can expect the India launch around the same time, and the pricing should be out soon.

Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

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