While Samsung is supposed to announce a fourth Galaxy S21 variant with the FE model, reports have been inconsistent as to whether Samsung will be pushing through with the Galaxy S21 FE or not due to the ongoing global chip shortage. Chief among the recent rumors include Samsung delaying the launch of the Galaxy S21 FE from August (during the Unpacked event) to October.
In the latest set of reports, it seems that Samsung will be unveiling a Snapdragon and Exynos version of the Galaxy S21 FE instead of sticking to just one chip manufacturer. While Samsung does launch two different versions of its Galaxy S and Note series in the past, the case with the Galaxy S21 FE is a bit noteworthy, as this might be Samsung’s way of dealing with the chip shortage that is greatly affecting Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 888 chips. That being said, Samsung is expected to launch Galaxy S21 FE variants utilizing its Exynos 2100 chips instead.
Following a similar pattern it has done with previous Galaxy S and Note models, those living in the US will get the Snapdragon 888 variant, while those living in Europe and Asia will get the Exynos 2100 variant.
To recap the rumored specs, the Galaxy S21 FE is expected to have at least 6GB RAM, 128GB/256GB storage, 4500mAh battery with support for 45w charging, and a Full HD+ AMOLED display with a 120hz refresh rate. As for the cameras, the rumored triple rear camera setup will consist of a 12-megapixel main camera with OIS, 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, and 12-megapixel telephoto camera.
Other notable features include stereo speakers, an IP68 rating, an in-display fingerprint scanner, and possible S-Pen support.