Galaxy S21 FE leak reveals full specs of Samsung's next value flagship

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Exynos review
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE Exynos review (Image credit: Apoorva Bhardwaj / Android Central)

Update, July 8 (3:00 am ET): The TENAA listing has been updated with more details.

What you need to know

  • Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S21 FE may have passed through China's TENAA certification process.
  • The listing for the device suggests the phone will be a little more compact than last year's Galaxy S20 FE.
  • Additionally, the listing reveals 5G support and a 4,370mAh battery.

Samsung's highly-anticipated Galaxy S21 FE is now a step closer to launch. According to MyFixGuide, the Chinese variant of the upcoming phone has been listed on the TENAA website with the model number SM-G9900.

While the listing doesn't reveal a ton of details about the upcoming value flagship, it does corroborate some of the previously rumored specs. As per TENAA, the Galaxy S21 FE will pack a 4,370mAh (minimum capacity) battery, although Samsung is likely to market it as a 4,500mAh battery. The TENAA documents also reveal the phone will have a 6.4-inch display, 5G connectivity, and a dual-SIM card slot.

Samsung Sm G9900 Tenaa

Source: TENAA (Image credit: Source: TENAA)

Additionally, the listing suggests the Galaxy S21 FE will slightly more compact than its predecessor. The phone is said to measure 155.7 x 74.5 x 7.9mm. For reference, the Galaxy S20 FE measures 159.8 x 74.5 x 8.4mm.

The Galaxy S21 FE was expected to debut at Samsung's Unpacked event next month, alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3. However, due to the global chip shortage, Samsung has reportedly delayed the launch of the phone until October. While the North American variants of the phone are expected to have a Snapdragon 888 chipset under the hood, international variants are rumored to use the same Exynos 2100 chipset as Samsung's best Android phones.

Update, July 8 (3:00am ET) ― Galaxy S21 FE TENAA listing reveals full specs list

As spotted by MySmartPrice, the phone's TENAA listing has been updated with additional details. The updated listing reveals the Chinese variant of the Galaxy S21 FE will be powered by an octa-core chipset clocked at 2.8 GHz, paired with 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of built-in storage. It will have a triple-lens camera array on the back with a 32MP main sensor, a 12MP ultra-wide sensor, and an 8MP telephoto lens. For selfies, the phone will have a 12MP camera on the front.

In addition to the key specs of the phone, the listing also includes images of the phone. 360-degree renders of the phone have surfaced as well, courtesy of Evleaks.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Fe Smartphone

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE

The Galaxy S20 FE may no longer be a "flagship killer," but it is still among the best value flagship phones you can buy. It offers a terrific 120Hz AMOLED display, a sturdy plastic back, impressive camera performance, and all-day battery life.

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