Galaxy S21 FE rumor check: manual shows bad news for SD fans

Galaxy S21 FE, Galaxy S21 FE release date

After the success of the Galaxy S20 FE, many Samsung phones are looking forward to the successor! Because this should come with the same fresh design as the Galaxy S21 and even be equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888. We summarize all rumors about price, release, and features on this page.

  • The Galaxy S21 FE shows up in a benchmark test with 8 GB of RAM;
  • Earlier leaks only indicated the variant with 6 GB of RAM;
  • Also visible: a Snapdragon 888 SoC

With the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, the Korean manufacturer is currently preparing its next smartphone for release. It will almost certainly be an affordable flagship, with Samsung combining high-end specs with a few compromises. This page has served as a collection page for rumors and details since the first signs about the smartphone.

In the past, this text was therefore regularly updated. We’ll start right after this paragraph with the latest rumor about the S21 FE. Here we go!

Manual leaked and release confirmed in the Play Store

Not only is there speculation about the release of the S21 FE in a few weeks (days?), An official document for the cell phone has now also emerged. Of all things, the manual, which nobody reads when it is released, has landed in the hands of SamMobile. Some features are confirmed.


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Galaxy S21 FE leaked manual 1
Is the S21 FE getting reverse wireless charging? / © Samsung

First of all, the manual confirms the design, which has been around for a few weeks. So there is a slightly more sober version of the design of the Galaxy S21 series. In addition, we see a reference to reverse wireless charging in one of the pictures since headphones are on the back of the cell phone.

The second big piece of information we have to disappoint the commentators on this article. Because, as Sammobile writes, there is no sign of a micro SD card slot in the manual.

In addition to the manual, the mobile phone also appeared in the device list of the Google Play Console. The model bears the code name “r9q” and here the specifications appear again that were previously leaked.

Galaxy S21 FE Google Play Console
These specs have appeared in the Google Play Store! / © Google

Above all, the processor, because in the Play Store, the cell phone is said to be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888. According to the current status, the fact that the new SD 888+ is working on the cell phone does not seem to be confirmed.

Galaxy S21 FE release date: September 7th or 8th?

As you may have noticed, Apple and Google want to present new smartphones in September. For the Pixel 6, September 12th and for the iPhone 13 September 13th. Samsung seems to want to play a trick on the two manufacturers, because the release date for the S21 FE is currently September 7th or 8th.

So it may well be that we will see the S21 FE in the next few days. The leak comes from the Twitter user MauriQHD, who has often shown a good sense of leaks in the past. As soon as we get the date confirmed by Samsung, we will let you know!

Benchmark results for the S21 FE surfaced

Even before the manual of the Galaxy S21 FE appeared, benchmark results made the rounds on the net. These expand the information situation even after the latest leaks since we can see how the individual components of the cell phone work with each other. So how did the phone fare on Geekbench 5?

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE SM G990B 8GB RAM Snapdragon 888
The Galaxy S21 FE also has an 8 GB version / © Geekbench / SamMobile

The SoC can also be seen in the picture. The entry reveals that the S21 FE is getting the Snapdragon 888 processor (code name Lahaina).


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It is expected that the Galaxy S21 FE will get a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-O display with Full HD + resolution. A refresh rate of 120 Hz for the display and a fingerprint reader integrated into the screen are also rumored.

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As for the cameras, the Galaxy S21 FE has a 32 MP notch on the front and a three-camera setup on the back. We expect a 12 MP main sensor, a 12 MP ultra-wide-angle camera, and a telephoto camera with 8 or 12 MP.

According to data from SamMobile Incidentally, the S21 FE is certified according to IP67 for dust and water resistance. That would be a step backward compared to the IP68 certification of the predecessor S20 FE. The Galaxy S21 FE will probably transmit via the 5G network, WiFi 6, and Bluetooth 5.0. The battery should be 4,500 mAh strong.

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