After many leaks and rumors, Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy S21 FE 5G. This is a mid to high-end smartphone that was supposed to launch sometime in October last year. But given chip shortages and production delays, it comes as Samsung’s first smartphone launch at CES 2022.
Familiar look and feel
The Galaxy S21 FE 5G seems to borrow a lot of elements from the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21+ launched early last year including the Contour Cut Camera design and IP68 certification. Its rear panel is made from a matte ‘glasstic’ material available in four colors namely purple, white, black and green. Compared to its predecessor though, the Galaxy S21 FE 5G is both lighter at 177g and thinner at 7.9mm.
Display and performance
On the front, the Galaxy S21 FE 5G sports a flat 6.4-inch 2,340 x 1,080 resolution Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a 240Hz touch sampling rate. On the top, you find a 32MP O-dot selfie camera.
The Galaxy S21 FE 5G sports a 6.4-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display
Inside, the Galaxy S21 FE 5G sports the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor. However, depending on where it is sold, its processor will vary with some regions getting the in-house Exynos 2100. You will also find up to 256GB of storage and 8GB of RAM to run the show on One UI 4.0 built on top of Android 12.
The Galaxy S21 FE 5G will either be powered by the Snapdragon 888 or the Exynos 2100 CPU
Power wise, the Galaxy S21 FE 5G sports a 4,500mAh battery. This supports 25W fast wired charging, 15W wireless charging and Wireless PowerShare. Although this time around, the charging brick is not included with the smartphone.
There is a triple-camera rear setup on the Galaxy S21 FE 5G comprising of a 12MP wide, 12MP ultra-wide and an 8MP telephoto lens supporting 3x optical zoom and 30x Space Zoom. The camera experience comes with a number of shooting modes including multi-camera recording, AI face restoration and Object Eraser which works like Google’s Magic Eraser tool to remove blemishes in photos.
Pricing and availability
The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G is currently available for pre-order in the UAE starting at Dh2,699.