Galaxy S21 FE presented: Colorful fratricide for 749 euros

Surprise, Samsung launched the Galaxy S21 FE at CES 2022! The youngest member of the Galaxy S21 series comes in bright colors and with promising specs. This includes a triple camera with a telephoto lens, a large battery with 4,500 mAh, and, of course, a display with 120 Hertz. In the following, we will introduce you to the new smartphone in more detail.

  • Samsung Galaxy S21 FE presented at CES 2022
  • Launch on January 11, 2022 from 749 euros – 256 GB version costs 819 euros
  • Highlights: telecamera, 4,500 mAh battery and a wide range of colors


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Almost a year after the release of the Galaxy S21 series, Samsung is introducing a new member. As with the previous model, it is a “fan edition” that should shine with a particularly good price-performance ratio. The Galaxy S21 FE looks almost exactly like its brothers. However, Samsung adds a few more colors and dips the camera hump in plastic. Nevertheless, there is an IP68 certification against water and dust.

Samsung already announced a launch date and a price when it was presented on January 4 at CES 2022. The Galaxy S21 FE will appear on January 11, 2022 with 128 gigabytes for 749 euros. Alternatively, there is a version with 256 gigabytes that costs 819 euros. Samsung currently specifies availability for its own online shop; alternatively, the S21 FE is also available to network operators and online retailers.

At a glance: This is what the Galaxy S21 FE offers you

At an MSRP of 749 euros, the Galaxy S21 FE is exactly 100 euros cheaper than the “normal” Galaxy S21. By the way, you can find out how the prices of the S21 series have developed in the last few months in the linked article. As with the models that have already been released, the internal memory cannot be expanded.

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The colors “Olive”, “Lavender”, “White” and “Graphite”. / © Samsung

For the display, Samsung relies on Dynamic AMOLED with a refresh rate of 120 Hertz. It measures 6.4 inches, which is 0.1 inches smaller than the S20 FE. Gamers will also enjoy a sampling rate of 240 Hertz. The Snapdragon 888 from Qualcomm also works in the S21 FE for smooth mobile games. In addition, the 128 GB version has 6 gigabytes of RAM, with 256 GB of storage space this increases to 8 GB. With the Snapdragon 888, the Galaxy S21 FE supports the new 5G cellular standard.

On the back of the Galaxy S21 FE you can see a triple camera, consisting of a main camera with 12 megapixels, an ultra wide-angle camera with 12 MP and a telephoto camera with 8 megapixels. Except for the ultra wide angle camera, all lenses are optically image stabilized. You take selfies with 32 megapixels. In its press release, Samsung emphasizes an improved night mode. Video fans can also look forward to dual video. We can see which other camera features of the S21 series the mobile phone offers in the review at the latest.

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Samsung uses a punch-hole notch for the display. / © Samsung

Last but not least, the battery: It measures 4,500 mAh. With quick charging over 25 watts and wireless charging over 15 watts, the S21 FE retains the properties of its predecessor when charging. If you like to buy cell phones in the long term, you can look forward to four years of security updates. The S21 FE is also equipped with ex-works with Android 12 via OneUI 4.0. This means that the mobile phone offers longer software support than its brothers.


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What do you think of the Galaxy S21 FE? A good deal or just a warm infusion? Let us know in the comments!

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