CES 2022: Samsung Galaxy S21 FE offered with flagship options and an reasonably priced value

There will always be people like me buying the latest and greatest because we want to explore everything a company has to offer. Millions don’t want to pay $ 1,000 or more for their phone, however, and Samsung is offering its FE (Fan Edition) series, which brings most of its flagship premium features to a more affordable device.

The new Samsung Galaxy S21 FE will be available starting January 11th at Samsung, other retailers and carriers starting at $ 699.99. It features the cool S21 Contour-Cut frame around the cameras, four new color options, a fabulous display with 120 Hz refresh rate, a triple rear-view camera system and more. The S21 FE is powered by a Snapdragon 888 processor with Android 12 and Samsung UI 4.

There is a 32MP front camera with AI face recovery capabilities and dual recording so you can capture the action from the front camera and rear camera at the same time. 5G is also supported and if you put this next to the S21 many differences are hard to see.


  • processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
  • Main display: 6.4 inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X with 120 Hz refresh rate
  • operating system: Android 12 with OneUI 4
  • R.A.M.: 6GB / 8GB
  • warehouse: 128 GB / 256 GB internal storage
  • Dust / water resistance: IP68
  • Cameras: 12 MP wide angle, 12 MP ultra wide angle (123 degrees field of view) and 8 MP telephoto lens with 30x space zoom. 32 MP front camera
  • battery: 4500mAh non-removable with wireless charging, wireless PowerShare and support for fast charging
  • Dimensions: 155.7 x 74.5 x 7.9 mm and 177 grams
  • strong> colors: olive, lavender, white, graphite

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If you look at the S21 Plus for comparison, you can see differences in the size of the working memory, the slightly smaller display, the telephoto camera (8 MP vs. 64 MP) and the slightly lower battery capacity. The S21 FE has a better front camera, 32 MP versus 10 MP. The S21 Plus starts at $ 999.99 while the S21 FE starts at $ 699.99 for the 6GB RAM / 128GB internal storage model. The 8GB / 256GB model costs just $ 70 more, $ 769.99.

Due to snowfall in the area, UPS was unable to deliver the evaluation unit before we left for CES in Vegas. Stay tuned for a hands-on glimpse and a review of the new phone over the coming weeks.

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