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Samsung Galaxy S21 Fan Edition 5G officially presented


After various leaks around the new Galaxy S21 FE 5G, Samsung officially presents its latest “Fan Edition” as a premium smartphone with Android 12. The colorful 6.4-inch model uses a 120 Hz display and the Snapdragon 888 chip. The market launch will take place on January 11th. Although the new Galaxy S22 flagship is expected in February, the South Korean manufacturer is releasing the Galaxy S21 as an FE version on the occasion of CES 2022. The detailed technical data and the first pictures were already available to us exclusively in December, now the official confirmation from Samsung follows. The only difference to the previous revelations: The Galaxy S21 FE 5G is already delivered from the factory with the current Google Android 12 operating system and the adapted One UI 4 interface.

Gap filler between Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 +

The key technical data include a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with an FHD + resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels and a dynamic refresh rate of up to 120 Hz. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, an octa-core chip, is responsible for the drive with a performance of up to 2.84 GHz and an integrated Adreno 660 graphics unit. It is supported by six or eight gigabytes of RAM, depending on whether you opt for the 128 GB or 256 GB version of the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G. With regard to the photo and video quality, the manufacturer relies on a triple camera system on the back, while the selfie camera on the front is embedded in a so-called “punch hole”. In addition to wide-angle and ultra-wide-angle lenses with a resolution of 12 megapixels, the main cameras also offer an optical telephoto lens with eight-megapixel resolution and a triple zoom or 30x space zoom. The front camera equipped with a fixed focus, on the other hand, delivers images with up to 32 megapixels.

Modern equipment and entry-level prices from 749 euros

The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G also features contemporary features such as modules for Wi-Fi 6 (WLAN-ax), Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and 5G. There is also space for a fingerprint sensor in the display and wireless charging is also on board to charge the 4500 mAh battery with up to 15 watts. A wired quick charge with up to 25 watts, however, is possible via the USB-C connection.

In terms of price, the Galaxy S21 FE 5G starts at 749 euros with six gigabytes of RAM and 128 GB of flash memory. For 819 euros, however, the model with eight gigabytes of RAM and 256 GB of storage is sold. Samsung has announced availability in the colors graphite, white, lavender, and olive for January 11, 2022.

Technical data for the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G

operating systemAndroid 12 with Samsung One UI 4
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 888, Octacore, max.2.84 GHz
graphicAdreno 660
Display6.4 inches, flat Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity-O display, 2340 x 1080 pixels, max. 120 Hz, 401 ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
Storage6/128 GB or 8/256 GB
Main cameraTriple camera, wide angle 12 MP (f / 1.8, OIS, dual PDAF) + ultra wide angle 12 MP (f / 2.2, fixed focus) + 8 MP 3 × optical telephoto (f / 2.4, autofocus, OIS), 30x Space zoom, flash
Front camera32 MP (f / 2.2, Fixed Focus)
SensorsAccelerometer, ultrasonic fingerprint, gyroscope, geomagnetic sensor, hall sensor, light sensor, virtual proximity sensor
battery pack4500 mAh LiPo, fast charging (25W) and Wireless PowerShare (15W)
linksBluetooth 5.0, USB Type C (3.2 Gen 1), NFC, WiFi 6
Cellular2G (GPRS / EDGE), 3G (UMTS), 4G (LTE), 5G
Dimensions155.7 x 74.5 x 7.9 mm
Weight177 grams
additionalWaterproof to IP68, Wireless PowerShare, ANT +, DeX, child mode, data security Knox, geo-tagging, sync function, dual SIM (Nano) + eSIM, face recognition, fingerprint reader under the display
AvailabilityJanuary 11, 2022
Prices749 euros (6 GB + 128 GB) / 819 euros (8 GB + 256 GB)

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