Samsung Galaxy S21 FE goes official at $699
Samsung has started the new year by pulling the wraps off the much-anticipated Galaxy S21 FE model. The phone carries a starting price-tag of $699 (roughly Rs. 52,000) for the 6GB/128GB variant. As for the key highlights, the S21 FE features a 120Hz screen, a triple rear camera setup, Snapdragon 888 or Exynos 2100 processor, and a 4,500mAh battery.
Why does it matter?
- The Galaxy S21 FE is the successor to the very popular Galaxy S20 FE and is the last model in the S21 series.
- At $699, it costs the same as the S20 FE model but has a more compact form-factor, a slightly smaller display, a new and upgraded processor, and a tweaked rear camera design.
- It takes on Pixel 6 and iPhone 13 models.
The device sports a Dynamic AMOLED screen
The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE comes with a punch-hole cut-out on the top-center, slim bezels, an IP68 rating for water resistance, and an in-display fingerprint sensor. The handset sports a 6.4-inch Full-HD+ (1080x2400 pixels) Dynamic AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ support, and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection. It is offered in White, Lavender, Graphite, and Olive color options.
It flaunts a 32MP selfie camera
The Galaxy S21 FE is equipped with a triple rear camera setup comprising a 12MP (f/1.8) primary sensor, a 12MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide snapper, and an 8MP (f/2.4) telephoto lens. On the front, it has a 32MP (f/2.2) selfie snapper.
It boots One UI 4.0 based on Android 12
The Galaxy S21 FE is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 888/Exynos 2100 SoC, paired with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage. Under the hood, it boots Android 12-based One UI 4.0 and packs a 4,500mAh battery with 25W fast-charging support. For connectivity, the device offers support for 5G, Wi-Fi 6, NFC, and a Type-C port.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE: Pricing and availability
The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE costs $699 (roughly Rs. 52,000) for the 6GB/128GB variant and $749 (around Rs. 55,800) for the 8GB/256GB model. It will be up for grabs starting January 11. The handset is expected to be launched in India in the coming days.