The 5G-enabled Galaxy S21 Fan Edition has probably been leaked more times (and more completely) in the past few weeks alone than many Android devices before it in all the time leading up to its official announcements, and believe it or not, we’re still out of it. wait for samsung to release this bad boy for another three weeks or so.
That gives prolific leakers like Evan Blass and Ishan Agarwal more than enough time to highlight and detail … every tidbit that stopped being a secret a while ago, which is precisely what seems to be happening today for the umpteenth time in the recent memory.
Of course, we are not complaining here, as it is always good to get confirmation of key information such as retail prices and basic specifications from multiple reliable sources well in advance of such the commercial debut of a potentially successful phone. It is just that Samsung is seriously jeopardizing that success by continuing to postpone the launch of the long-delayed S21 FE 5G.
No price increase on the horizon after all
Given the relatively short list of significant updates and almost non-existent design revisions for the Galaxy S21 FE compared to its hugely popular predecessor, the biggest mistake Samsung may have made was a price increase.
That’s exactly what it was It was rumored a few days ago, but at least in the UK, 91mobiles and Ishan Agarwal state that no changes will be made after all. More specifically, the S21 FE 5G is expected to match the £ 699 base price of its S20-series predecessor in an entry-level configuration that combines 6 gigs of RAM with 128GB of storage space while getting £ 749 in one. 8 GB memory variant that also includes 256 gigs. of the local digital hoarding room.
That almost certainly means the cheapest Galaxy S21 FE 5G model in the US will cost you $ 699, with $ 769 (or maybe just $ 749) buying you more RAM and internal storage space.
While not excessive, it does sound … less than ideal for a Snapdragon 888 powerhouse than actually should have seen the light of day a long time ago, so we’re definitely looking forward to some sweet launch promotions to help this pup sell like hot cakes until the equally inexpensive ‘regular’ Galaxy S22 5G makes its debut with a more advanced Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor on deck.
Even the full user manual is already available
Although there is obviously no S21 FE users
Still, a complete 167 page manual (!!!) in English has been published prematurely by man, legend Evan Blass (aka @evleaks)
, guiding prospective buyers through your future setup process while revealing a ton of things that no doubt would have been juicy and surprising … about six or seven months ago.
Some of the more interesting specs and tidbits reiterated in this hot new leak include a 32 MP front camera, a rear facing triple shooting system comprised of a 12 MP primary image sensor, a 12 MP ultra wide angle lens. and an 8 MP telephoto. snapper, as well as things like IP68 water and dust resistance, in-display fingerprint recognition technology, and wireless power-sharing functionality.
Sadly (but also very predictably), it is now completely set in stone that the Galaxy S21 FE 5G will ship without a charger in the box, as well as without a good headphone jack and microSD card slot. The newly leaked user manual also reveals a number of largely familiar camera features and tools, such as Scene Optimizer, Single Shot, AR Doodle, Panorama, Professional Video, Super Slow Motion, Hyperlapse, and Dual Recording.
Of course, The spec sheet as a whole looks eerily familiar, at least on paper, including a 6.4-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 120Hz refresh rate support, a 4,500mAh battery capable of 25W super fast wired charging and charging. 15W fast wireless as well as 155.7 x 74.5 x 7.9mm measurements that are … truly different from the S20 FE overall dimensions.
You’re seeing a shorter, slimmer device around the corner, but that and a jump in processing power from the Snapdragon 865 to 888 might not be enough to guarantee the existence of the Galaxy S21 Fan Edition after all this time. all these leaks, and all those rumored delays.