It’s been a rough road for the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, a phone that was rumored to have died in both June and September, but it looks like the Fan Edition of one of the best phones of 2021 will be on the shelves in a few weeks.
That’s what established leakers have been saying for some time, and while you can take the whispers about the vine’s release date with a grain of salt, it’s harder to fake unboxing videos, the first of which has appeared. on YouTube through the Italian channel HDblog.
While non-Italian speakers likely don’t get too much out of first impressions, some things are immediately obvious just by looking.
For one thing, the phone closely mimics the design of the original Samsung Galaxy S21 unsurprisingly. It’s larger at 6.4 inches (the original was 6.2 inches) and the camera bulge is molded from the same plastic as the case, rather than a distinct metallic detail, but otherwise there’s very little to divide the two of. a quick look.
On the inside, the specs are exactly what we expected too, with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC fueling things, backed by 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Like the S21, it has a 120Hz panel, although it has a lower resolution, with Full HD + output instead of 1440p.
Another thing to take from the unpacking part is that, in Italy at least, it appears that Samsung is continuing its efforts to reduce accessories in the box. There are no headphones or wall charger, just the USB-C cable and the paper documentation that came with the phone. Sensitive from an ecological perspective, but inconvenient if your charger has been packed.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE could be officially unveiled on January 4, while CES 2022 is in full swing.
That will give you just a brief respite before the Samsung Galaxy S22 arrives, supposedly in February. Given that last year’s Galaxy S20 FE arrived in September, 128 days earlier than the S21, repeated delays from the last FE could affect Samsung. If the dates prove accurate, we’ll soon find out if late is better late than never, and if this phone can crack our best Android phone list.