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Samsung's Galaxy S21 FE 5G just got a step closer to launch

Samsung Galaxy S21 Fe Colors Leak
Samsung Galaxy S21 Fe Colors Leak (Image credit: Samsung)

What you need to know

  • Samsung's Galaxy S21 FE has received Bluetooth certification.
  • The phone is rumored to be announced sometime in October.
  • It was previously tipped to debut alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3.

Earlier this week, Samsung accidentally gave us our first official look at its upcoming Galaxy S21 FE on Instagram. The value flagship has now been spotted on the Bluetooth SIG website, which suggests we may not have to wait very long for it to be officially revealed.

Unsurprisingly, the Bluetooth SIG listings don't actually reveal much about the phone, aside from confirming its marketing name. Bluetooth SIG has certified three variants of the Galaxy S21 FE 5G: SM-G990B, SM-G990B_DS, and SM-G990N. All three variants support the Bluetooth 5.0 standard, just like the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 Plus. The Galaxy S21 Ultra is the only S21 series phone to support the latest Bluetooth 5.2 standard.

The Galaxy S21 FE 5G is expected to arrive in two variants. While the North American variant of the phone is expected to have the same Snapdragon 888 chipset as the majority of the best Android phones of 2021, the international variant could feature Samsung's in-house Exynos 2100.

The Galaxy S21 FE is also tipped to come with a flat 6.5-inch 120Hz AMOLED display, a triple-camera setup with a 12MP main sensor, a 32MP selfie camera, stereo speakers, an IP68 rating, and a 4,500mAh battery with 45W fast charging. On the software front, the Galaxy S21 FE is likely to ship with Android 11-based One UI 3.1 out of the box.

Samsung Galaxy S20 Fe Smartphone

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE

Even though it's been on the market for nearly a year, there are few value flagships that are as impressive as Samsung's Galaxy S20 FE. The phone has a terrific 120Hz AMOLED display, an impressive triple-camera setup, excellent battery life, and a durable plastic back.

Babu Mohan
News Writer
4 Comments
  • Android 12 is likely to be released in September, but this phone will still ship with Android 11
  • Typical Samsung, they've been doing this you know what for years.
  • What is the reason for the larger selfie cameras? Is it due to the fact, those who do selfies have heads the size of a house? Only time I have ever used a selfie phone on any of my phones is to take a photo of who is behind me.
  • Loool, that was funny. I suppose it's because a lot of people are selfie crazy, especially the younger generation. Have you been on IG lately? They figuratively have heads (egos) the size of houses 😂