Samsung Galaxy S21 FE launched in India, starts at ₹49,999

It has the Exynos 2100 SOC, not Snapdragon 888

Release Date
January 10, 2022
Starting Price in India
₹49,999

The Samsung Galaxy S20 FE was a pretty well-received phone from Samsung, which launched in India in two versions – 4G & 5G. The S20 FE 5G was launched in India in March last year with the Snapdragon 865 SOC, and even today, it is considered a really solid device for sub Rs 40K budget. Today, Samsung launched its successor in India, the Galaxy S21 FE. This is pretty much the same phone as the S21 FE that was launched almost a week ago globally but with an Exynos 2100 chip instead of the Snapdragon 888.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE

Design-wise, it looks the same as Galaxy S21, but while the S21 features a glass back, the S21 FE has a polycarbonate back. The frame is metallic, and there is no 3.5mm headphone jack. There is a flat-screen on the front with a hole punch in the middle. There are four colors to choose from – Graphite, Lavender, Olive, and White. All of these color options feature a matte finish.

On the front, Samsung Galaxy S21 FE has a 6.4″ display, and it is a Full-HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X panel with a 120Hz refresh rate. There is also Gorilla Glass Victus protection.

The chip powering this phone is the Exynos 2100. So, this is the same SOC that powered the Galaxy S21 in India. It is not a bad chip at all, but when compared to the Snapdragon 888 SOC, it falls short in some areas. There is 8GB RAM paired with 128GB or 256GB storage.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE

Camera-wise, we are looking at a triple camera setup on the back where the main camera has a 12MP sensor with OIS, dual-pixel PDAF, and 1.8-micron pixels. There is a second camera for ultrawide shots with a 12MP sensor and a 123-degree FOV. Finally, there is an 8MP camera for zoom shots having 3X optical zoom and OIS. For selfies, the phone offers a 32MP camera on the front.

Galaxy S21 FE has a 4,500mAh battery and supports 25W fast charging. Now, you will not get any charger in the box, so all you are going to find in the box is the phone and the charging cable. The phone also supports wireless charging and also reverse wireless charging. Finally, Android 12 based OneUI 4 runs out of the box.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE

In India, there are two storage options, and here is the pricing –

  • 8GB + 128GB – ₹49,999
  • 8GB + 256GB – ₹53,999

The phone will go on sale tomorrow in India.