Samsung has finally unveiled the Galaxy S21 FE 5G today. Featuring the Galaxy S21’s same sleek design, high-end performance, pro-grade camera and seamless connectivity, the Galaxy S21 FE 5G offers the premium features of the Galaxy S21 in a nice package so that more people can enjoy them.
The Galaxy S20 FE has been honored as a ‘flagship killer’ in some circles. This may not be the case considering the launch time of the Galaxy S21 FE, but it certainly has some attractive features.
The S21 FE 5G continues the legacy of the Galaxy S21 with its premium, signature design. It all starts with the iconic, fan-favorite contour-cut frame that seamlessly integrates with the S21 FE 5G camera housing for a stylish, unified look.
However, in the United States and a few other countries around the globe, you will find the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset inside the Galaxy S21 FE. It is the second-best Android chipset in 2021, with slightly better performance than the Snapdragon 888 Plus. Both chipsets are weaker than the flagship product Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 by 2022.
Although it is not in the first place, the SD888 is still a beast. Typically, the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE can handle any task you throw. It is suitable for multi-taskers and also a good choice for those who play with playthings with console emulation on their phones.
Meanwhile, in the UK, Europe and many other parts of the world, the Galaxy S21 FE comes with an unnamed Exynos chipset. We believe this is the Exynos 2100 found in the global variant of the S21 series. However, Samsung will not confirm this to us.
One thing to note about the performance regardless of the chipset you get is that the entry-level Galaxy S21 FE comes with 6GB of RAM. This is slightly worse in multi-tasking than the 256GB models of the Galaxy S21 which also has 8GB of RAM and the Galaxy S21 FE which has 8GB.
Google confirms Galaxy S23 FE coming in two SoC variants
Google Play Console database confirmed that Samsung’s Galaxy S23 FE will be available in two SoC variants. The company is about to introduce a handful of new Fan Edition products including a smartphone, two tablets, and a pair of wireless earbuds.
In a recent development, Samsung’s Galaxy S23 FE surfaced on the Google Play Console database, which not only confirmed that two SoC variants are coming but an image of the phone also got shared. The device will have Exynos 2200 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chips, based on market/region.
In addition, the S23 Fan Edition will bring 8GB of RAM, well, at least one of its variants will. It’s easily possible this will be the only RAM variant, though. Android 13 is also confirmed, while One UI 5.1 will be included on top of it as well as eligibility of 4 OS plus 5 years of security updates.
Here’s when Samsung Galaxy Z Fold rival by OnePlus going official!
OnePlus will launch its first foldable smartphone – the OnePlus Open on October 19. A reliable source revealed the launch date, following OnePlus’ announcement about the “soon” arrival of its first foldable handset.
The upcoming OnePlus Open reportedly features a form factor of OPPO Find N2. After Google’s Pixel Fold, the OnePlus Open will compete with Samsung, which has dominated the international foldable market.
Notably, the Chinese phone maker kicked out China’s BOE in favor of Samsung Display. This decision led the vendor delay the unveiling of the foldable phone as major change in its OLED panel supply chain.
OnePlus today announced that #OnePlusOpen is launching “soon”
Now let me tell you what soon means: The very first foldable smartphone from @OnePlus is launching October 19th! 🗓️
I’m truly excited about this device!
— Max Jambor (@MaxJmb) September 20, 2023
Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 on Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus gains sequential improvement
Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S24 Plus featuring the unreleased Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy processor visited Geekbench. Following its first appearance on the benchmark platform in late July, the Galaxy S24 Plus scored slightly better points in the fresh test.
According to the input, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 for Galaxy, powering the Galaxy S24 Plus, scored 2240 points and 6743 points in Geekbench 6’s single-core and multi-core tests. For reference, the device reached up to 2242/6730 and 2233/6661 as of July 2023.
The South Korean tech giant will also introduce the Exynos 2400-powered Galaxy S24 and Galaxy S24 Plus. These variants will be available in certain markets including Europe, with the Galaxy S24 Ultra only equipped with the Snapdragon chipset.