We were expecting the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE to be in active use around the world by now. Not only was it first leaked in April, but last year’s S20 FE came out in September. Since the phone was rumored to have been canceled not once, but twice, his prospects were not looking very good.
However, rumors now strongly point to a phone that is simply lagging, rather than shutting down. And that theory has been further strengthened thanks to two recent leaks.
First of all, Samsung now has an official live support page for the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE in its UAE region. It’s here, but in case you deleted it when you read it, here’s a snapshot:
On top of that, British retailer Box.co.uk has listed a bunch of what it says are official cases for the phone on its website. At the time of writing, they are still live, although it would not be surprising if they retired at some point.
There is nothing especially noteworthy about the cases, which are displayed at the top of the page, with Samsung’s usual choices of Clear View Cover, Silicone Cover, and Clear Standing Cover all present and correct.
There are no big surprises about the design either, which, if the images are genuine, looks just like previous rumors suggested it would. A central pinhole camera at the front and a set of triple traffic light cameras at the rear are clearly on display, just like with the original Galaxy S21. One thing that is not visible in these shots, due to the cases, is that we expect the camera matrix to be made of the same material as the back of the phone, in a slight departure from the look of the S21.
There have been false sunrises for the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE before, of course. In August, Samsung appeared to be gearing up for the phone’s launch with an appearance on the company’s French website and even the store branding, but nothing came out.
However, this feels different with both. OnLeaks and Jon Prosser merging around a January release date. Additionally, we saw a host of official-looking renders this week as well, with the phone apparently set to arrive in shades of white, black, lavender, and green.
In terms of internals, we expect the phone to use the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chip that powered the regular S21 family, albeit with slightly less RAM and a lower resolution screen to save costs. It will apparently be 6.4 inches, which means that it will sit somewhere between the S21 and the S21 Plus in terms of size, and it will feature a 32MP main camera, a 12MP ultra-wide sensor, and an 8MP telephoto lens.
These specs, almost as good as the S21, but not quite, are fine, but make it harder to sell given the delays and the fact that the Samsung Galaxy S22 is expected a month or two later and will likely run. on the new Qualcomm. Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip.
Given Samsung’s typical flagship price depreciation, buyers may be better off buying a discounted Galaxy S21, but we’ll know for sure when we get the phone to test it out. And all the signs suggest that we will soon have it in our hands. It also doesn’t help that the latest price leak shows a very expensive phone.