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Samsung Galaxy S21 FE comes to Singapore on 11 Jan 2022 (updated)

By Liu Hongzuo - on 4 Jan 2022, 10:53pm

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE comes to Singapore on 11 Jan 2022 (updated)

This article was originally published on 4 January 2022, 3.20PM

11PM update: Samsung Singapore furnished local pricing and availability details - more below.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE.

Samsung finally launched the Galaxy S21 FE, where the Korean electronics firm packed all the fan-favourite features of the Galaxy S21 series into a budget flagship handset - much like how the S20 FE followed the S20 series

As a fan edition of its lifestyle flagship phone range, the Galaxy S21 FE features the same “contour cut” design for its rear camera housing, but it’s not two-toned like the Galaxy S21 series it’s based on. There are four options available - Olive, Lavender, White, and Graphite - for its thinner-than-before 7.9mm body.

The Dynamic AMOLED 2X display packs FHD+ resolution like its S20 FE predecessor, with a 120Hz refresh rate. However, it’s now slightly smaller at 6.4 inches, and it now comes with 240Hz touch sampling rate for mobile gaming. 

This Android 12 phone (with One UI 4) comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor for the US market,  but we’re waiting to hear from Samsung Singapore about our chipset variant (if it retails here). Hopefully, it would follow the local trend set by Galaxy S20 FE and tout at least a Snapdragon 888 chipset too. 

The camera department saw some minor feature upgrades, with “improved Night Mode” when compared to the preceding Galaxy S20 FE. There’s also an enhanced AI Face Restoration feature for improving selfies, and Dual Recording for front-and-back video capture at the same time.

Otherwise, the triple rear camera comes with a 12MP primary camera (Dual Pixel, AF, OIS, f/1.8 aperture), a 12MP ultra-wide camera (f/2.2 aperture, 123˚ FOV), and an 8MP telephoto camera with 30x Space Zoom (f/2.4 aperture). These rear camera specs seem identical to the Galaxy S20 FE’s on paper.

Returning features are the same battery size (4,500mAh), same charging profiles (25W wired, 15W wireless, and Wireless PowerShare), 5G support, NFC, IP68 water-and-dust resistance, and in-display fingerprint sensor.

 

Singapore pricing and availability and pre-order bonus

Globally, the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE starts retail on 11 January 2022 with a US$699 sticker price for its base model.

In Singapore, the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE comes with a Samsung Exynos 2100 processor (identical to its Galaxy S21 series chipset), instead of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor found in our local Galaxy Z Flip3 and Fold3 phones. It will also begin retail on 11 January 2022, 12 AM local time.

The handset can be found at local major telecommunication partners (M1, Singtel, StarHub), the Samsung Online Store, physical Samsung Experience Stores, and Samsung's online e-commerce channels like Lazada and Shopee. It's also available at major consumer electronic IT stores.

From 11 to 31 January 2022, customers are entitled to a free Samsung Galaxy Buds2 (worth S$248) with every purchase of a Samsung Galaxy S21 FE. If you purchase the phone in a physical store, you can redeem the Galaxy Buds2 on-site. Online purchases will receive both items via delivery.

Recommended retail prices are as follows:

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE retail prices
Model Colours Variant RRP Notes
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE Olive, Lavender, White, Graphite 128GB S$978 Not available through telcos
256GB S$1,048 -

 

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE accessories
Accessory Colour RRP
Clear Cover - S$38
Silicone Cover Black, White, Olive, Lavender, Coral S$48
Clear Standing Cover - S$48
Slim Strap Cover Black, White, Olive, Lavender S$48
Smart Clear View Cover Black, White, Olive, Lavender S$68
Silicone Cover with Strap White, Navy S$68

Source: Samsung (newsroom)

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