The second half of 2021 may be mostly about the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3, but Samsung still has the Galaxy S21 FE. There will be no Galaxy Note 21, but it can be followed by this Fan Edition. The variant is now also in danger of being delayed or canceled, but now we are learning about the possible colors. There will be four: white, light purple, light green, and gray. A black version may not be available this time. It looks like the upcoming Galaxy S21 FE will be colorful just like the Galaxy S20 FE last year.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE is basically a new version of the normal Galaxy S21. It will have almost the same specs and features, but it will be more affordable. The camera bump may not be as pronounced. Instead of a metal back panel, the material will be plastic.
The phone is expected to be powered by a Snapdragon 888 5G processor, although another rumor says that an Exynos versiol will also be featured. It can come with a 6.5-inch 120Hz display, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of onboard storage. The same camera system will also be used: 12MP wide + 12MP ultrawide + 64MP telephoto.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE It is not canceled, not yet. However, the launch may be later this year. An October launch is possible, which is the same as the Galaxy S20 FE launch in 2020. Only limited markets can receive the smartphone mainly due to the chip supply problem.
The Galaxy S21 FE could also be unpacked in August. But then we doubt that Samsung wants to share the spotlight between various premium flagships. We bet more on another Unpacked event only for the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE. We can say that now a fourth quarter release is very possible.
Samsung may be using its own Exynos chip instead of Snapdragon. Samsung is believed seriously consider Exynos to meet the fourth quarter schedule. The original plan was August, but due to chip shortages, it is not happening.
Samsung will not cancel the Galaxy S21 FE, but it will make a number of changes. Using Exynos instead of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon will have an impact on the performance of the Galaxy S21 FE, but perhaps the difference is not so obvious.
Samsung I can’t do anything about Qualcomm’s struggle to offer Snapdragon processors. What you can do is use your own Exynos, which is not bad at all. But then there are people who prefer Snapdragon over Exynos even in South Korea.