We all know that the Galaxy S21 FE’s launch has been delayed by a few months due to the ongoing chip shortage. The device was expected to be launched in August 2021, but the launch date has now been pushed back to Q4 2021. The phone was originally meant to exclusively use the Snapdragon 888 processor, but it has now been revealed that there will be a variant of the device with the Exynos 2100 chip.
Galaxy S21 FE will be available in Exynos 2100 and Snapdragon 888 variants
According to a report coming out of South Korea, the Snapdragon 888 variant of the Galaxy S21 FE will be launched in Europe, the US, and some other markets around the world. The Exynos 2100 variant of the Galaxy S21 FE will be launched in the remaining markets, but it is still not clear which countries will get the Exynos version of the smartphone. The report also reiterates that Samsung will launch the Galaxy S21 FE in the fourth quarter of this year.
An earlier report had claimed that Samsung might be forced to limit the Galaxy S21 FE’s availability to Europe and the US, so today’s report comes as a respite. A combination of Exynos and Snapdragon processors is a part of Samsung’s usual launch strategy anyway, and the Exynos 2100’s performance is quite close to that of the Snapdragon 888, so a lot of consumers might not feel offended that they won’t get access to the Snapdragon version of the Galaxy S21 FE.
Galaxy S21 FE specs
The upcoming affordable high-end smartphone from Samsung is expected to feature a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-O display with Full HD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. It could have a 32MP selfie camera and a 12MP triple-camera at the rear. The Galaxy S21 FE is rumored to have 6GB/8GB RAM, 128GB/256GB internal storage, stereo speakers, an IP68 rating, 5G, GPS, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, Samsung Pay, USB Type-C port, and a 4,500mAh battery.
The Galaxy S21 FE has an in-display fingerprint reader. It could also come with 45W fast wired charging, fast wireless charging, and reverse wireless charging.