If all the rumors and reports are true, Samsung is gearing up for an exceptionally busy first quarter of 2022. In addition to Galaxy S22 Samsung is expected to reveal its Galaxy S21 Fan Edition (FE) early next year. The company did not actually has already announced the Galaxy S21 FE, but a leak from a cryptocurrency blog may have spoiled the surprise.
The crypto blog MonetaBRS managed to get his hands on leaked print materials from Samsung covering the Galaxy S21 FE. Their loss presents high definition pictures of the phone and specs. If this leak is legitimate, all the secrets of Samsung’s Galaxy S21 FE have been ruined months in advance. Then again, it’s been pretty much on par for Samsung recently.
Galaxy S21 FE leak ruins Samsung’s next phone
As you can see, the design of the Galaxy S21 FE is practically identical to that of the Galaxy S21. Samsung has kept the same rear camera bump extending all the way to the edge of the device. The flash is also located to the right of the array on the rear panel of the Galaxy S21 FE.
Now let’s move on to the specifics. The MonetaBRS the leak claims that the Galaxy S21 FE will have a 6.4-inch Full HD + AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The perforated cutout for the selfie camera will again be centered at the top of the screen.
As for the processor, Samsung will once again release the Exynos and Snapdragon models in different regions. In some regions, the S21 FE will be equipped with a Snapdragon 888 CPU and an Adreno 660 GPU. And in others, the phone will have an Exynos 2100 CPU and a Mali G78 GPU. Samsung will also offer up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. This pretty much aligns with the S21.
Not only does the camera look the same, it should also take similar quality photos and videos. According to the leak, the Galaxy S21 FE will be equipped with a 64MP main camera, depth camera and ultra wide angle camera. On the front, Samsung uses a 32MP selfie camera.
Other leaked specs include a 4,500mAh battery with 15W fast charging support, 5G connectivity, dual band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, and a USB-C port for charging. Samsung will reportedly ship the Galaxy S21 FE in white, lavender, cream and black color options.
Samsung’s phone plans for 2022
MonetaBRS claims that Samsung will announce the Galaxy S21 FE on January 4th. Another recent leak reported in early February as a likely target for the revelation of the Galaxy S22. Both leaks may be true, but that would mean Samsung would split the revelations of the two phones.
Of course, considering the Galaxy S21 line is nearly a year old, it might make sense to push it out before the Galaxy S22 arrives. It’s hard to imagine Samsung wanted to wait that long to release the S21 FE in the first place. The S20 FE came out last October, which gave it time to breathe before Samsung announced the S21. Shortage of parts and logistical problems undoubtedly played a role in the late arrival of the S21 FE. But it wouldn’t make much sense to reveal it alongside the S22.