What you need to know
- The user manual for Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S21 FE has leaked out.
- It confirms several key features, including a high-refresh-rate display and IP68 water resistance.
- Sadly, it looks like the phone will not include a microSD card slot.
Samsung is soon expected to unveil the Galaxy S21 FE to challenge the best Android phones in the highly competitive value flagship segment. Ahead of the phone's launch, the folks at SamMobile have managed to get their hands on its user manual.
While the user manual doesn't mention the core specs of the phone, it does confirm a few key features. Like its predecessor, the Galaxy S21 FE will have an IP68 rating, which means it can stay submerged in fresh water up to 1.5 meters deep for up to 30 minutes.
There's mention of a high-refresh-rate screen as well, along with an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor. Other features revealed by the new leak include Dolby Atmos support, NFC, and reverse wireless charging. The renders included in the user manual confirm the phone will have a similar design to the standard Galaxy S21.
The latest leak also reveals that the Galaxy S21 FE will not support storage expansion, which could disappoint many potential buyers. Additionally, it mentions that the phone will not ship with a charger in the box. This doesn't come as a surprise, however, since the Galaxy S21 also doesn't come with a charger.
While a recent leak had suggested the phone could debut on September 9, Korean publication The Elec claims it won't arrive before October. Samsung is also said to have cut its shipment targets for the Galaxy S21 FE due to the global chip shortage.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus
Samsung's Galaxy S21 Plus is a more premium Android flagship than the vanilla S21, featuring a glass back and a significantly larger 6.7-inch AMOLED display. Thanks to a 4,800mAh battery, it also offers longer endurance.
I think at this stage it would be more surprising if it did have one.
Pretty soon you won't even get a box...it will come in a padded USPS envelope.
Blame Apple for all this crap. They start and then everyone else follows.
Totally agree. Once they see Apple getting away with it, they all follow just to save a few cents. Started with the headphone jack and now with the charger. Normally as an industry matures, you get more features but with phones? Nah. We get less. You actually get more in mid range phones.
Actually started with not being able to remove the battery. That way when the battery dies after a year or so you can spend $100 for a replacement or just trade in for peanuts and replace. Most people do the latter. Forced obsolescence and it was brilliant by Apple.
It's so annoying. I hope they both go the way of blackberry and Nokia soon for being too greedy.
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