Samsung Galaxy S21 FE unboxed and reviewed by retailer buyer in South Africa

Samsung is expected to announce the long-delayed Galaxy S21 FE next month, though conflicting reports have us guessing that the launch will take place either during (January 3 or 4) or shortly after CES 2022 (January 11). A customer has already been able to purchase the unreleased phone from a dealer in South Africa.

The Reddit user u / UnknownWon posted several gold nuggets of useful information that most of us enjoy. The user posted an unboxing video showing the initial setup of the S21 FE and we can see the sleek box omitting the charger.

Recently, u / UnknownWon issued a mini review of the phone confirming that the phone has a 4,500 mAh battery that supports fast charging and fast wireless charging according to the settings menus. He also suggests that the phone suffers from a green tint, but bases this on the comparison of the screen on his Poco X3. He mentions that there is no way to adjust the white balance on the screen manually.

u / UnknownWon also expressed that the phone’s hardware feels “lighter”, “comfortable” and “premium” compared to his Poco X3 – which feels “sticky” and “cheap” for comparison. The triple cameras also seem to use the same sensors as those from the S20 FE.

Another thing that the customer wrote about in the Reddit thread was that the on-screen fingerprint scanner was optical compared to the S21 series ultrasonic sensors. The phone also comes with 6GB of RAM and the dualSIM variant in his region came with a Snapdragon 888 chipset and not the Exynos 2100 from the other S21 models in that region. We wonder if Samsung would release a 4G-only version powered by Exynos, as it did with the S20 FE.

Finally, the reviewer wrote a few sample images shot with S21 FE and they can be seen here. There is at least one sample for each camera.

According to previous reports and leaks, the Galaxy S21 FE will have a 6.41-inch AMOLED screen and the selfie camera will be updated to a 32MP module. The phone will be available in olive, black, white and purple with an expected starting price of $ 699.

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