According to reports, Samsung Electronics, the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer is negotiating with Korean telecoms to launch affordable flagship phones this year. The reports claim that the company will unveil the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, Galaxy Z Fold3, and Galaxy Z Flip3 in August. The prices of these smartphones will be competitive and the company will attempt to use these devices to expand its market share in the smartphone market.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 series is actually on sale ahead of time compared to its predecessors. The predecessor of the Galaxy S21 FE, the Galaxy S20 FE, was launched in October last year. The foldable smartphones (Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Galaxy Z Flip) were released in September. This means that all these devices are arriving ahead of schedule.
As of now, the launch date for these devices is only a rumor. There is no official information on the launch date of any of these smartphones from Samsung. However, we can not rule out the possibility that Samsung wants to unveil its products faster to get an opportunity to cease the market.
According to industry insiders, Samsung’s move is to fill the gap in the market for the Galaxy Note flagship series. It is worth mentioning that the Samsung Note series is usually listed in August each year. However, Samsung has since confirmed that it will not be unveiling a Not model this year. In its place, the company will be releasing the Galaxy Z Fold 3 which will use the iconic S Pen, a feature that is common with the Note series.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE speculations
According to renders of the Galaxy S21 FE (via Onleaks), this smartphone appears to be identical to the Galaxy S21. However, it will certainly come with a lower price tag which is good news. Just like the Galaxy S20 FE, we expect the S21 FE to sport a metal frame with a glasstic body.
In terms of specification, the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE should come with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 chipset. This smartphone should use a 6.5-inch FHD+ display that supports a 120Hz high refresh rate as well as an on-screen fingerprint sensor. On the rear, this device will come with a triple camera setup. It will have a 12MP wide-angle sensor + 12MP super wide-angle camera + 8MP telephoto. For selfies, there will be a 32MP selfie shooter. Under the hood, we should have a 4500 mAh battery to keep its lights on. This battery should support fast charging but we do not know the exact capacity.