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The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G was finally launched this week at a mostly virtual CES in Las Vegas. After months of hype and rumours. Previously, the smartphone has appeared in multiple leaks and unboxing videos, practically revealing every single detail. It comes as a successor to the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G launched back in 2020. The new smartphone was officially announced through a post on Samsung Mobile’s official Twitter handle. As can be seen below, the tweet confirms the design and colour variants of the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G. Samsung has also included a link to a dedicated microsite that contains all the information about the smartphone, including the design, camera and performance.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE Key Specs

Confirmed by the official announcement, the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE has a triple rear camera setup on the plastic back panel, including a 12MP ultrawide lens, a 12MP wide-angle lens and an 8MP telephoto lens. On the front panel, the smartphone has a 32MP selfie shooter located inside a punch hole in the centre of the screen. Connectivity options on the smartphone include a USB-C port, NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and 4G/5G.

It packs an impressive 6.4″ FullHD+ resolution display with under-glass fingerprint scanner which supports up to 120Hz refresh rate. The screen is covered in Gorilla Glass Invictus for added protection and the phone as a whole is also IP68 certified against dust and water.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE - TheEffect.NetSamsung is offering a fair bit of power on the S21 FE, including an octa-core processor built on the 5nm process and 8GB of RAM with either 128GB or 256GB of on-board storage – the phone has a massive 4,500mAh battery included for all-day battery life with 25W wired and 15W wireless charging both supported.

“We’ve seen an incredible response to the Galaxy S21 Family, and are pleased to announce the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, bringing our latest mobile innovations to even more people” said James Kitto, Vice President of Sales, Samsung Electronics UK & Ireland. “We’ve applied the same approach with S21 FE that we did to its predecessor, but have taken it to the next level by equipping it with the premium features that matter most to our loyal Galaxy fans, providing the latest mobile innovations that enable people to fully enjoy each day.”

Pricing & Availability

The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G will be widely available from 11th January through Samsung.com/ie and select partners. Priced at €769 (128GB) and RRP €839 (256GB), Irish customers can also receive a complimentary three-month subscription of Disney+.

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