Whilst the Samsung Galaxy S21 lineup debuted in early 2021, there’s more to come. Samsung is expected to release a Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (or Galaxy S21 Fan Edition) in the coming months, following up on the initial trio.
What makes us so confident is that Samsung has unintentionally acknowledged the phone by name – however, there have also been suggestions that the phone may be scrapped. It didn’t appear at Samsung’s Unpacked event in October 2021, and we’re still waiting for it to be revealed.
The Galaxy S21 FE, like the Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition, would be a lower-cost, lower-end alternative to the Galaxy S21. However, the cost and specification reductions are likely to be minor, with the S21 Fan Edition still a high-end device — and priced accordingly.
According to rumors, the Galaxy S21 FE will be unveiled during next year’s CES, which will be held in Las Vegas from January 5-8, 2022. This appears to be in keeping with an earlier story that suggested a January 11 announcement date.
According to SamMobile, the fresh claim appears to be credible because the handset will have little competition during the conference. After all, the Consumer Gadgets Show is mostly focused on ideas for consumer electronics and mobile devices.
Galaxy S21 FE unofficial price guesstimate
We don’t know much about the price, but it could launch at a similar price to the Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition, which costs $699 / £699 / AU$1,149 for a 5G device and £599 / AU$999 for a 4G model (with this version not being available in the US).
The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, on the other hand, maybe less expensive than its predecessor, given the Galaxy S21 was released at a lower price than the Galaxy S20.