The Galaxy S21 FE variant for the international market has been evaluated several times over the past few months. The device was found online on Geekbench with 6GB and 8GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 888 drive. The version of the Galaxy S21 FE to be sold in the US is also listed in the Geekbench database. It doesn’t really tell us what we don’t know about the device, but it does confirm that the Galaxy S21 FE will launch in the US with similar specs to the international version.
The device model found on Geekbench today is SM-G990U, with a “Lahaina” motherboard and an ARMv8 chipset with a total of 8 cores. These clues indicate that the Galaxy S21 FE shipped to the United States runs on the same chipset as the mature Galaxy S21 series, namely the Snapdragon 888 chipset.
The design of the Galaxy S21 series is similar to that of its predecessors. Both use the Infinity-O display with a circular cutout in the top center of the front selfie camera. The back panel of S21 is made of reinforced polycarbonate similar to S20 FE and Note 20, while S21+ and S21 Ultra use glass. The rear camera matrix has been integrated into the phone body with metal edges; S21 Ultra uses a carbon fiber camera frame that can present exclusive colors.
CPU cores are divided into three groups. The first group includes one high-performance core clocked at 2.84 GHz. The second group includes 3 CPU cores clocked at up to 2.42GHz, and the third group has 4 CPU cores effectively tuned to a 1.8GHz clock speed. The Galaxy S21FE has 6GB of RAM compared to the US, while in the US Samsung is almost guaranteed to have 8GB of RAM. As expected, the device will run Android 11 in mid-2021 and may ship with a near-full version of One UI 3.1.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 is the Galaxy S. It is a line of Android smartphones designed, developed, marketed, and manufactured by Samsung Electronics as part of this series. They work together as the successor to the Galaxy S20 series. The line consists of three devices, of which the Galaxy S21 is the cheapest and smallest screen size. Unlike the Galaxy S20 +, the Galaxy S21 + is very similar to the S21 in terms of specs, save for a larger screen, more battery capacity, and a glass back instead of plastic. The Galaxy S21 Ultra has a larger screen size, battery, and many other improvements over other models. For example, it has a 108MP primary sensor with laser autofocus and an advanced camera setup with a 1440p display. The S21 Ultra is the first phone in the Galaxy S series to support the S Pen, but it has limited features and can be purchased separately.
As for the final appearance of this phone, the rumors are a bit complicated. Some reports claim that Samsung was forced to postpone the release of the Galaxy S21 FE to September or even later. The report attributed this delay to a global semiconductor shortage, but it has not yet been officially confirmed.