We love nothing more than a good mobile phone launch, especially from Samsung who never fail to deliver.
The issue is that we’re simply just too impatient and can’t bear to wait. So we, like everyone else, like to scour the internet for rumours.
They say it’s bad to gossip and it’s certainly not great to talk about your co-workers botched surgery or discuss your friends affair – this sort of gossip is bad.
But when it comes to discussing everything we’ve heard so far about a new mobile, we’re keen to make an exception.
We've given you everything we have so far from design tips to performance perks, but it seems we may have a speculated release date, unveiled by a reputable leaker himself.
The 5 w’s.
Where, when, who, what, and why. You might’ve just had flash backs to GCSE English but stick with us people.
The who is pretty obvious, it’s Samsung we’re looking at. The what is the Galaxy S21 FE. We think the Galaxy S20 FE speaks for the why – after all the new additions predecessor had a pretty big fan club.
It’s the when and where that we’re interested in and that’s where we’ll start. Things are still a little unclear when it comes to the much anticipated Samsung Galaxy S21 FE release.
For a while now, people have suspected that we’d see the S21 FE in October, but the date seems to have been pushed back a little.
Jon Prosser, the reputable leaker we’ve heard from in the past, has taken to twitter to say that he believes the Samsung S21 FE launch date will be the 11th of January 2022.
Samsung’s S21 FE is delayed until January, as far as I know.— Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) October 14, 2021
Launch is rescheduled for January 11, 2022.
Max Weinbach, another leaker popular in the mobile world, replied to Prosser’s tweet stating that he can confirm this to be the case.
Prosser believes that the launch of this rumoured upcoming device has been delayed due to issues. Other rumours on the internet suggest this is due to supply and production difficulties and that this could be the reason for the S21 FE’s delay.
Whatever the case, we feel happy that we could have a launch date in sight. What a way to kick off the New Year, ay?
Once again, Samsung have kept their cards close to their chest and haven't given anything away just yet - so this is all speculation.
Wait, what did that say?
Grab your passports people, we're taking you to France. Or at least, France's Samsung website - beggars can't be choosers!
SamMobile, a reputable leaker in the mobile world, have the eyes of a hawk. They’ve noticed that Samsung themselves seem to have confirmed the existence of the Galaxy S21 FE on their French website.
The Galaxy S21 FE is mentioned by name. Does this mean we can stop speculating on what to call it? We hope so.
TechRadar have taken this as confirmation that the S21 FE actually exists and is on its way to us.
The page goes on to confirm that S21 FE customers will even be eligible for 4 months free of YouTube Premium – although that may only apply in France.
If you take a look at the screenshot that SamMobile captured, you can see the mention of the S21 FE at the bottom of Samsung France’s page. The image above however is the Galaxy S20 Ultra.
This still leaves a lot about the S21 FE to the imagination – with not too much having been given away just yet.
Release the Snapdragon.
91mobiles have brought a Geekbench listing to our attention that details specs rumoured to belong to the Galaxy S21 FE.
We don’t want to get anyone’s hopes up, but the Snapdragon 888 chipset is on the list. This is the very processor that is found in the US models of the Galaxy S21 range.
For those who are unfamiliar with just how awesome the Snapdragon 888 chipset is, we’ll brief you.
It features Qualcomm’s latest X60 5G Modem, which offers better connectivity wherever you are and delivers speeds that’ll have you holding on for dear life.
The 4G version of the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE had the Exynos 990 processor, while the 5G one got the Snapdragon 865.
Rumour has it, the Galaxy S21 FE will boast both processors – which will reduce any delays in its release.
Those in the states and Asia will likely see the Snapdragon processor while everyone else will be graced with the powerful Exynos version.
We’re praying that there’s some truth to this rumour as it would mean Samsung fans everywhere would be able to get their hands on it no matter what their location.
It’s not just 5G though folks, it comes with full connectivity and offers Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 support.
In a nutshell, you’ll be getting downloads quicker than you can say the word downloads, streaming that surpasses every expectation you have and more-responsive gaming in an instant.
Going back to the speculative spec list, the upcoming S21 FE is also rumoured to have 6GB of RAM and feature Android 11. If true, this means you’ll be able to leave any lag and buffer in the past and enjoy seamless entertainment, always.
Can we have the bill please?
It’s natural for us to be a little spectacle about the price we’re going to pay for a new mobile phone.
TechRadar don’t know too much about the price just yet as it’s typical of leaks and rumours to be about the design of the phone.
At launch , the S20 FE had a cost of £699 for a 5G model and £599 for a 4G model. However, going back to patterns it seems that the S21 was cheaper than the S20 at launch and if we put two and two together, we’re getting a good feeling.
We’ll never reveal our sources…
Just kidding. Reputable leaker @OnLeaks seems to have a lot to say about the upcoming S21 FE and we’re here for it.
Again, emphasis on the word rumoured. We’ve seen no confirmation from Samsung themselves and don’t want you to blame us if they’re not right – we’d hate to let you down.
The upcoming release will supposedly feature a larger 6.4-inch display as opposed to the previous 6.2-inch that we saw on the Galaxy S21.
The other popular rumour that’s flying around social media is the confirmation that the S21 FE actually exists and isn’t just a figment of our imaginations.
Max Weinback, someone who has a very good rep in the secret spilling world, has tweeted to say that the new phone will launch this year.
Samsung flagships to expect this year:— Max Weinbach (@MaxWinebach) November 15, 2020
Z Fold 3
Z Flip 3
Z Fold FE
This rumoured article would be nothing without at least a mention of some camera tech – we know how much you all love a good camera.
We bring good news and bad news. The only bit of rumoured intel we have is that from TechRadar who claim that the S21 FE will reportedly have a 32MP front camera.
This would be pretty perfect for the selfie lovers of the world and we can't wait to see your snaps if this is true.
The design rumours are pretty juicy and again TechRadar seem to think we might see light green, white, grey, purple, and pink additions of the new phone. Our pastel loving selves are absolutely here for this rumour and we’re sue you are too.
There you have it.
So, like we said, this gossip is crucial. If we held in everything we’d seen online, we’d simply burst. We’ll make sure to keep you all in the loop if we hear any other rumours, so be sure to keep an eye out.
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