Samsung Galaxy S21 FE roundup: launch date, price, specifications

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G launch finally happened after months of leaks and speculations. The latest Samsung launch joins the Galaxy S21Galaxy S21 Plus, and  Galaxy S21 Ultra in India. Notably, the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G is the most affordable of the line-up. The smartphone comes with a 120Hz AMOLED display and depending on the market, it will feature either Snapdragon 888 or Exynos 2100 chipset.

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The upcoming offering will be an affordable version of the Galaxy S21 that debuted earlier this year and also the successor to last year’s Galaxy S20 FE. The smartphone will go on sale starting January 11th, 2022 in select markets. However, there’s no word on Indian pricing and availability as of now. Read on to know everything we know about the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE so far. 

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE launch date

Samsung officially launched the Galaxy S21 FE 5G on January 4th, 2022, Tuesday at its CES 2022 keynote. The keynote address started at 2:30 am GMT (8:00 am IST) and was live streamed on Samsung’s official website as well as the YouTube channel. 

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE price 

Samsung has launched the Galaxy S21 FE 5G in three variants – 6GB RAM + 128GB storage, 8GB RAM + 128GB storage, and 8GB RAM + 256GB storage. The smartphones starts at $699 (~Rs 52,000) for the base variant. As of now, the chaebol has not revealed the pricing of the remaining two variants. In India, we can expect the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE to be much more affordable than the regular Galaxy S21 that starts at Rs 54,999 for the base variant. 

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE availability

Samsung has announced that the latest launch will go on sale in select markets starting January 11th, 2022. There’s no word on the Indian availability of the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G yet.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE specifications

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G finally launched with $699 (~Rs 52,000) price tag

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G finally launched with $699 (~Rs 52,000) price tag

Design and display

The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE retains the same design as the Galaxy S21 series. This means that the smartphone comes with a centre-aligned punch-hole display with an integrated fingerprint scanner and a rectangular camera module on the back that blends with the metal frame. The device comes in White, Purple, Olive, and Graphite colours. 

The Galaxy S21 FE features a 6.4-inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The screen is protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. 

Hardware and OS

Internally, the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE will either ship with a Snapdragon 888 or the company’s own Exynos 2100 SoC depending on the markets. The latter is expected to launch in India first with the Snapdragon 888-powered variant tipped to arrive at a later date. The device comes in three variants – 6GB + 128GB, 8GB + 128GB, and 8GB + 256GB. The new offering is powered by a 4,500mAh battery that supports 25W and 15W wired and wireless charging respectively. On the software front, the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE boots OneUI 4.0 based Android 12 OS out of the box.


In the camera department, the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE features a 32MP front-facing snapper. On the back, the smartphone’s triple camera setup comprises a 12MP OIS-assisted main sensor paired with a 12MP ultra-wide lens and an 8MP telephoto unit with 30x Space Zoom. 

Other features

Connectivity options on the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE include dual-SIM with 5G support, 4G LTE, WiFi-6, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and a USB-C port.Lastly, the device comes with an IP68 rated dustproof and water-resistant chassis.

Viraj Gawde

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