Samsung has unveiled a ‘Fan Edition’ of its top device Galaxy S21. The new S21 FE offers many of the functions of the S21, but in a slightly different format and in different colors.


Samsung has already released FE versions of the latest Galaxy phones for the past two years . The new S21 FE appears several months later than expected, but broadly does the same. For example, the screen size of the Galaxy S21 FE with 6.4 inches is between that of the 6.2 inch Galaxy S21 and the 6.7-inch Galaxy S21+.

The S21 FE has almost the same FHD+ screen resolution as its big brothers from last year. The image refresh rate is 120Hz, unlike the regular S21 models, the FE does not switch back to 48Hz. The peak brightness is the same at 1200 nits as on the regular S21 models, and the 240Hz touch mode for faster button responses in games is also present.

Three cameras on the back

The device has three cameras: the same 12-megapixel sensors for the main camera and ultra-wide angle lens as the S21, and an 8-megapixel telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom. The normal S21 has a telephoto lens with a 64-megapixel sensor. The S21 FE has a combined zoom of 30x. The selfie camera has 32 megapixels.

Samsung does not mention which chip is in the S21 FE, but it is probably the Exynos 2100 processor. The device is available with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage or 8GB of RAM with 256GB of storage.

The fingerprint scanner is located under the screen. The battery has a capacity of 4500mAh and the device is suitable for 15W wireless and 25W wired charging. The S21 FE is just like more and more smartphones without an adapter supplied .

The Galaxy S21 FE is available in green, lavender, white and graphite. The device will be available from January 11, starting at 749 euros.