Samsung Galaxy S21 FE Launched in India: Full Specifications and FAQs

Samsung has launched the Galaxy S21 FE 5G in India where FE stands for Fan Edition. It comes as the successor to the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G which was launched previously in India.

The device comes with an octa-core Exynos 2100 Processor, triple rear camera setup, FHD+ 120Hz AMOLED Display, 4500 mAh Battery with 25W fast charging support.

Let’s see the full specifications, features, price, and availability of the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G.

Price and Availability in India

The device launched in two different variants – 8GB RAM + 128GB Storage and 8GB RAM + 256GB Storage. It comes in four color options – Graphite, Lavender, Olive, and White colors.

The 8GB+128GB model is priced at Rs 54,999 while the 8GB+256GB model is priced at Rs 58,999. The sale of the device starts from 11th January on Amazon, Samsung India’s online store, and also be available on offline retail stores.

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As an introductory offer, users will get a Rs 5,000 cashback on HDFC Bank card transactions till 17th January.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G Specifications

This smartphone features a 6.4-inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2x Display with a screen resolution of 2340×1080 pixels, 120Hz Refresh Rate, and 240Hz Touch Sampling Rate. The display further has a pixel density of 403 PPI, 1200 nits Peak Brightness, and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus Protection on the top.

The device is powered by an octa-core Exynos 2100 Processor coupled with Arm Mali-G78 MP14 GPU. It comes with 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 Internal Storage.

The Galaxy S21 FE has a 12MP triple rear camera setup. The cameras consist of a 12MP primary lens with f/1.8 aperture that has OIS, a 12MP ultra-wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture that has a 123-degree field-of-view, and an 8MP telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture that has 3x optical zoom and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS).

There is a 32MP Selfie Camera lens in the punch-hole design display with an f/2.2 aperture. Both the rear and front cameras can record up to 4K videos at 60fps.

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Key Specifications

  • 6.4-inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2x Display
  • 120Hz Refresh Rate, 240Hz Touch Sampling Rate
  • Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
  • Exynos 2100 Processor
  • 12MP OIS Triple Rear Camera
  • 32MP Selfie Camera
  • 4500 mAh Battery
  • 25W Wired Fast Charging
  • IP68 Rating
  • In-Display Fingerprint Scanner
  • OneUI 4 Based on Android 12

Connectivity options on the handset include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS, and a USB Type-C port for charging. The device does not have a 3.5 mm Headphone Jack while it supports NFC (Near Field Communication) technology.

Sensors on the device include Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, Light Sensor, and Proximity Sensor. There is an In-Display fingerprint scanner to unlock the device using fingerprints. The device also has an IP68 rating for dust and water resistance and has dual stereo speakers.

The device packs a 4500 mAh Battery with 25W wired fast charging support, 15W wireless charging, and also supports reverse wireless charging. Samsung has not included any charger inside the box of the device.

It carries a weight of 177 grams and measures 155.7 x 74.5 x 7.9 mm (height, width, and depth respectively). The device runs on Android 12-based OneUI 4 skin out of the box.

Some FAQs of Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G

What does FE mean in Galaxy S21 FE?

The FE in Galaxy S21 FE 5G stands for Fan Edition. As the name suggests, this smartphone offers what Samsung considers to be important Galaxy S fans’ wants.

Is Galaxy S21 FE waterproof?

Yes, the device has an IP68 rating which is dust and water-resistant and can stand up to 1.5 meters of water for up to 30 minutes.

Does the device have a 3.5 mm Headphone Jack?

No, the device does not have a 3.5 mm Headphone Jack to connect your earphones or headphone, and the company also does not include a Type-C to 3.5 mm converter in the box.

Does the S21 FE come with a charger?

No, the S21 FE 5G does not include a charger inside the box of the device. However, it supports 25W wired and 15W wireless fast charging.

Does S21 FE have a curved screen?

No, it does not have a 3D curved screen. Instead of that, the device has a flat display.

Does the device have an SD card slot?

No, the Galaxy S21 FE does not have a dedicated microSD card slot. Instead of that, the device has a dual SIM card slot only.

How many 5G bands does the device have?

The device has thirteen 5G frequency bands that are n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n20, n28, n38, n40, n41, n66, and n78.

Does the device have a 10-bit color display?

No, the device does not have a 10-bit color depth. Instead of that, it has an 8-bit color depth which displays up to 16 Million possible colors.

Does the device has glass back material?

No, the back of the S21 FE does not have glass. Instead of that, the device has a plastic back material.

Which processor is used in S21 FE 5G Indian variant?

The Indian variant of Galaxy S21 FE 5G has Exynos 2100 Processor while the European and US variant has Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Processor.

Pros and Cons of Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G

Pros Cons
FHD+ 120Hz 2x AMOLED DisplayOnly has an 8-bit color display
Gorilla Glass Victus ProtectionHas Flat Display instead of 3D Curved Display
Has Great Rear CamerasHas Exynos 2100 Processor
It has Dual Stereo SpeakersDoes not have 3.5 mm Headphone Jack
Wireless and Reverse Wireless Charging SupportNo SD Card Slot
LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 StoragePlastic Back Material
IP68 RatingNo Charger is included in the box
Runs on Android 12 out of the boxSupports only 25W fast charging

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