Samsung Galaxy S21 FE: We are barely 5 days away from 2022 and we have already presented two new phones that are about to hit the market. Yesterday we looked at the OnePlus 10 Pro, which will hit the Chinese market on January 11 – basically next week. And today we look at the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G, the Fan Edition version of the top of the range that the Korean brand launched at the beginning of last year 2021, coming out just before we get to officially see the Galaxy S22.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Let’s take a look at what’s new about this S21 FE and compare it to the stock S21, to see how it’s changed.
Larger but not adaptive screen
The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE has a similar design to the Galaxy S21 and S21+. It falls in size between the Galaxy S21 and the S21+ and, like the S21 and S21+, has a plastic back. The Galaxy S21 FE’s rear camera body is the same color as the body, while the Galaxy S21 and S21+ have different camera body colors except for the black models.
The S21 FE has a flat screen and front-hole camera like the S21 and S21+ and also offers IP68 water and dust resistance. The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE has a 6.4-inch screen with Full HD+ resolution and Super AMOLED panel. The Galaxy S21 has a 6.2-inch screen, while the Galaxy S21+ has a 6.7-inch screen, putting the S21 FE in the middle of the two devices.
Both the S21 and S21+ have a Full HD+ resolution of 2,400 x 1,080 pixels, and both have Super AMOLED panels. The two devices also have a variable refresh rate between 48-120Hz. The S21 FE offers a refresh rate of 120 Hz, which will drop to 60 Hz depending on what you’re doing. There is also a touch frequency of 240 Hz in game mode.
Less RAM option
Presumably the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 or Exynos 2100 processor are the ones that have the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, depending on the region. It is the same as the Galaxy S21 and S21+.
The S21 FE comes with 128GB and 256GB storage options, with 6GB or 8GB of RAM respectively, and there doesn’t appear to be microSD support. The Galaxy S21 and S21+ have the same storage options as the S21 FE, although they have 8GB of RAM with no 6GB option. Neither has microSD support.
The battery capacity of the S21 FE is 4500mAh. The Galaxy S21 has a 4000mAh battery, while the S21+ has a 4800mAh battery. All models offer wireless charging, reverse wireless charging and support for fast charging.