Big Samsung Galaxy S21 FE Leak Reveals Design, Cheaper Pricing

Holding off on your next phone, waiting to see what the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE will be like? Well, here’s your first look at the Galaxy S21 FE…

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE was a surprise release when it landed last year. FE stands for “Fan Edition” and normally, “Fan Edition” would imply bigger specs and unique hardware tweaks. But not in Samsung’s world; no, in Samsung’s world “Fan Edition” means value for money.

And given the increased competition it is now facing from brands like Xiaomi and RealMe, this approach makes a lot of sense. Selling $1000 phones ain’t as easy as it used to be.

The FE range is all about taking the best bits of the current flagship model – in this context the Galaxy S21 – and stripping out all the superfluous specs and hardware, stripping it down to the basics, and charging less for the phone itself.

The S20 FE was a successful phone, so we were always going to get an FE version of the Galaxy S21.

Speculation has been rife about this phone – what specs will it have? How much will it cost? What features/specs will be dropped – and while nothing is officially known about its specs, at least we now know what it will look like…

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE Pictures

As you can see from the leaked Samsung Galaxy S21 FE renders, the phone features a centrally-mounted hole-punch front-facing camera (specs unknown right now), the same raised bolt-on camera as the S21 on the rear, and not much else. The design is clean, simple, and effective.

Galaxy S21 vs Galaxy S21 FE – How They’re Different

As noted above, we don’t have a ton of information on the Galaxy S21 FE just yet. However, according to the source of the leaked images, OnLeaks, we do know that the Galaxy S21 FE will feature a larger display than the standard Galaxy S21 model (it’ll be a 6.4in screen).

With cameras, the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE will come with a trio of cameras inside its rear-mounted camera module but these will be “downgraded” sensors in order to keep the price down. My guess? It’ll probably run a slightly modified version of the S2o Ultra’s setup, just slightly watered down.

As I said above, there has been no mention of actual specs – just leaked (unofficial) renders of the phone. With the CPU, the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE will either run on Samsung’s Exynos silicon or, potentially, Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 765G platform – either way, you won’t be missing much with respect to overall performance.

As for when you’ll be able to buy the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, word on the street – and my insider sources – tell me the phone will get a launch and release sometime in late July, with a release date scheduled for early August.

Interestingly, my sources also told me that Samsung is keen to make the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE; this might be done by using a cheaper CPU, something like the 765G, and if that turns out to be true, the Galaxy S21 FE could prove to be a very popular option towards the close of 2021…

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Richard Goodwin

Richard Goodwin is a leading UK technology journalist with a focus on consumer tech trends and data security. Renowned for his insightful analysis, Richard has contributed to Sky News, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 2, and CNBC, making complex tech issues accessible to a broad audience.

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