Samsung Galaxy S21 FE to run on Android 12 OS
Samsung is gearing up to launch its new Galaxy S21 FE (Fan Edition) smartphone globally as well as in India in January. In the latest development, SamMobile has accessed the firmware of Galaxy S21 FE, claiming that the handset will run on Android 12 out of the box. It will also boot Samsung's latest One UI 4.0 user interface on top. Here's our roundup.
Why does it matter?
- The latest claims of Galaxy S21 FE running on Android 12 come as a surprise as the handset has been in the works for a few months now, even before Google released its latest Android operating system.
- It is also likely to receive three OS upgrades i.e. up to Android 15, whereas the other S21 series models will only support up to Android 14.
The phone will feature a 120Hz Dynamic AMOLED display
The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE will have a punch-hole design with slim bezels, an IP68-rated build quality for dust and water resistance, and an in-display fingerprint sensor. On the rear, it will have a triple camera module. The handset will bear a 6.41-inch Full-HD+ (1080x2400 pixels) Dynamic AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ support, and 1,200-nits of peak brightness.
It will be equipped with a 32MP selfie camera
The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE may sport a 64MP primary snapper, a 12MP ultra-wide lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. Up front, there will be a 32MP selfie camera.
It will be loaded with up to 256GB of storage
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE will be powered by a Snapdragon 888/Exynos 2100 chipset, paired with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage. It will boot Android 12-based One UI 4.0 and pack a 4,380mAh battery with 25W wired and 15W wireless fast-charging support. For connectivity, the device will offer support for Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, and a Type-C port.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE: Pricing and availability
The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE is tipped to cost around €650 (roughly Rs. 55,500) in Europe and $700 (approximately Rs. 52,800) in the US. However, the official pricing and availability details of the handset will be announced at the time of launch next year.