Samsung Galaxy S21 FE rumoured to launch on January 11

Multiple leaks suggest that Samsung Galaxy S21 FE is tipped to launch in January next year. Earlier there were speculations that Samsung was planning to unveil Galaxy S21 FE at the Galaxy Unpacked Part 2 2021 event — set to be held on October 20. The new Samsung Galaxy S21 FE will be a successor to the Galaxy S20 FE.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE launch tipped for January next year

Mass production for the Galaxy S21 FE had to begin in December. However, Samsung obviously can’t announce a phone that it doesn’t even plan on producing for a couple of months. Instead, all the sources have converged on January being the month of the unveiling. One of the sources has even mentioned a specific date: mark your calendars for January 11, ladies and gentlemen.

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Multiple tipsters took to Twitter to leak the launch date. According to Jon Prosser, Samsung Galaxy S21 FE will launch on January 11, 2022. This news ihas received confirmation from Weinbach  in the tweet’s comments. But since there’s no confirmation from the company yet, one should consider this information with a pinch of salt.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE: specs

According to past leaks, the handset will come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 888. It features a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate. The smartphone is listed on the support page of Samsung’s German website with model number SM-G990B/DS. The ‘DS’ in the number suggests dual-SIM capability of the smartphone.

Earlier leaks also suggest that the handset will come in Blue, Grey, Green, Violet, and White colour options. The smartphone appeared on China’s 3C certification website and the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) website as well.  Another report suggests that the handset may come with a 4,500mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE is likely to get the same rear camera module design as the Galaxy S21 models. The smartphone features a triple rear camera setup and a hole-punch flat display at the front.


Samsung cancelled launch of Galaxy S21 FE

The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE  originally was to release alongside the Galaxy z Flip 3 and the Galaxy Z fold 3 in August 2021. However, as per the latest reports Samsung has cancelled the launch of Galaxy S21 FE due to the ongoing chip shortage. It is now reported that the smartphone could be cancelled.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE launch cancelled

Why has Samsung cancelled Galaxy S21 FE launch?

According to South Korean publication D Daily, Samsung is planning to cancel the Galaxy Unpacked October 2021 event where the company had to announce the Galaxy S21 FE. The event was earlier planned for mid-October. But the Galaxy Z Flip 3 received a great response from the public and higher than expected sales. There have also been news of the semiconductor chip shortage. Therefore, reportedly Samsung has cancelled the launch of the Galaxy S21 FE. The company reportedly wants to focus on the Galaxy Z Flip 3.

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The Galaxy Z Flip 3 is reportedly selling extremely well and Samsung is unable to keep the production in sync with the orders. Moreover, the Galaxy S21 FE  would use the Snapdragon 888 chipset in most of the markets. This chip has serious availability issues and its price has gone up as well. The company even reportedly tried to reduce the cost of the display and the design to make up for the price of the chipset.

As per  information, the Galaxy S21 FE features a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. Along with that it also features a 32MP selfie camera, and a 12MP triple-camera setup at the rear. The device uses the Snapdragon 888 processor, 8GB RAM, and 128GB/256GB internal storage. Other features include an IP68 rating and a 4,500mAh battery with 25W fast charging.