In the run-up to the consumer electronics fair CES 2022, which starts tomorrow, January 5th, Samsung has introduced a new smartphone called the Galaxy S21 FE 5G. The Samsung S21 FE 5G Fan Edition is slightly affordable compared to the S21+ and, the S21 Ultra phones were announced a year ago.
The new Samsung S21 FE 5G combines performance, camera, and design but is cautious when it comes to cameras. The triple camera on the back consists of a 12mp UWW camera (123˚) with a luminous intensity of 1: 2.2, a 12mp WW camera with dual pixel AF, OIS and a luminous intensity of 1: 1.8, and an 8mp telephoto lens with 30x space zoom and light intensity 1: 2.4 together. There is more resolution on the front with a 32mp selfie camera.
As a reminder: In the S21 and S21+, one of the three cameras offers a resolution of 64mp, while one of the four cameras in the top model S21 Ultra triumphed with 108mp. As with the new S21 FE, the remaining cameras were content with a sensible 12mp. The device impresses with its powerful performance, professional camera, and eye-catching design. Users can enjoy a razor-sharp, responsive display in the highest resolution.
The battery lasts all day even with high usage frequency and can be charged by more than 50% in just half an hour. The Samsung S21 FE 5G also offers the best selfie experience in the Galaxy series, an improved night mode, and a dual recording function that allows you to follow what is happening in front of and behind the camera.
The S21 FE 5G continues the legacy of the Galaxy S21 with its unique design. It all starts with the popular contour cut design, in which the camera housing of the S21 FE 5G fits seamlessly into the frame and ensures a stylish, uniform appearance. The slim case, only 7.9 mm thick, fits in any trouser pocket. The device is available in four new, fashionable color options (olive, lavender, white, and graphite) and has an elegant Haze finish.
The Galaxy S21 is known for its excellent camera, and the S21 FE 5G also has these professional features that allow it to take crisp, lifelike photos. Both amateur photographers and professionals can easily edit, post, and share scroll-stopping content. It also has an improved night mode compared to the S20 FE. Now users can optimize their recordings in poor lighting conditions, when they are out with friends at night, and take razor-sharp photos even in the dark. And if everyone wants to see the picture together, the S21 FE 5G offers the best selfie experience from Samsung to date. Thanks to the S21 FE 5G’s advanced 32mp front camera, users can take high-quality selfies with their best friends.
The advanced AI functions can then be used for face optimization to put everyone in the picture perfectly. With the dual recording function, users can follow what is happening in front of and behind them. Simply start recording, and the camera will record the views from both lenses at the same time.
Thanks to the 120 Hz refresh rate of the S21 FE 5G, which offers the highest resolution on a Dynamic AMOLED 2X display, games and videos are played without delay.
It is equipped with a battery that lasts all day – from work to home and everywhere in between. The powerful battery of the S21 FE 5G is equipped with a 25 W super fast charge function so that it is charged by more than 50% in just 30 minutes. In this way, users can enjoy the high-speed performance of the S21 FE 5G without interruption.
Price and availability
The new Galaxy S21 FE 5G from Samsung is available for pre-order via Amazon.com, Bestbuy.com, and Amazon.co.uk online retailers. The device is available in the colors olive, lavender, white, and graphite as well as in two memory configurations. It is available with 6 + 128 GB (RAM + mass storage) for $799.99/£699 and with 8 + 256 GB for $869.99/£749.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G specifications
- Display: 6.4-inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X display, 120 Hz refresh rate,
- 240 Hz touch sampling rate in Eye Comfort Shield game mode with AI-based regulation of blue light
- Processor: Snapdragon 888 5nm 64-bit octa-core processor
- Storage: 8GB RAM with 256 GB internal storage / 6GB RAM with 128 GB internal storage
- Camera: 12MP ultra wide-angle camera with F2.2, FOV 123˚ / 12MP wide-angle camera with Dual Pixel AF, OIS, F1.8 / 8MP telephoto lens with 30x space zoom, F2.4, and 32MP selfie camera with F2.2, FOV 81˚
- Security: Fingerprint sensor
- Battery: 4,500 mAh, 25W with cable, 15 W wireless charging, Wireless PowerShare
- OS: Android 12
- Network: 2G GSM, 3G WCDMA, 4G LTE FDD, 4G LTE TDD, 4G 4 × 4 MIMO band, 5G Sub6 FDD, 5G Sub6 TDD, 5G 4 × 4 MIMO band
- Sensors: Accelerometer, barometer, fingerprint sensor, gyro sensor, geomagnetic sensor, hall sensor, light sensor, proximity sensor
- Water resistance: IP68
- Dimensions: 74.5 x 155.7 x 7.9 mm
- Weight: 177 g