The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE penetrates the Chinese testing procedures for wireless authority, and after a bit of waiting, TENAA finally shows the device specifications along with the four usual product images. We have seen reproductions and we have heard specifications, but it is always nice to have them confirmed by a reliable source.
The S21 FE has a 6.4 ”screen with 1,080 x 2,340 px resolution. It is larger than the S21 (6.2 ”) and slightly smaller than the S20 FE (6.5”) with a different picture format compared to start-up (19.5: 9 vs. 20: 9). The phone measures 155.7 x 74.5 7.9 mm, slightly shorter and thinner than the S20 FE.
The camera section shows three modules: 32 MP head, 12 MP and 8 MP. The 12 MP one should be the ultra-wide module, the 8 MP a telephoto (and thus match the S20 FE). The main camera is an interesting upgrade that breaks away from the 12 MP tradition the S-Series has maintained over the last few years. Video recording is still listed as 4K, although the new sensor should have enough resolution for 8K. The selfie camera is downgraded from 32 MP on the S20 FE to 12 MP.
The chipsets should definitely be capable of 4K video. According to a recent report, the phone will use the Snapdragon 888 in South Korea, while Europe and North America will get Exynos models. Whether we see a Snapdragon version in these regions depends on how semiconductor deficiency develops.
In any case, the phone on TENAA was configured with 8 GB of RAM and 128 or 256 GB of storage space. Note that we have seen 6 GB versions run benchmarks, so the memory configuration will be region dependent. And yes, there is a microSD slot, some were worried that this would be cut (as it was on the S21 series).
Finally, the battery is listed as 4,370 mAh, which probably means a typical capacity of 4,500 mAh (matching the S20 FE). The phone should support 45W fast charging, although it may come with a 25W charger. TENAA says the retail package comes with a charger and cable, though it does not specify wattage consumption.
The chip shortage has pushed Samsung’s launch plans back, we’ll probably be looking at a launch in October.
Source (in Chinese)