Samsung Galaxy S21 FE launched in India with Exynos 2100 SoC, 120Hz AMOLED display, triple cameras

Highlights
  • The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE price in India starts at Rs 49,999, including Rs 5,000 HDFC Bank cashback
  • Key specifications include 120Hz AMOLED display, Exynos 2100 processor, Android 12 OS, and triple rear cameras.
  • The device goes on sale on January 11th in the country.

After launching it in the global marketSamsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G has made its way to the Indian market. If you are unaware of the phone, it is a watered down version of the flagship Galaxy S21 series, with many of the same features — with a few compromises, of course — and a lower price tag. The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE in India comes powered by the brand’s in-house Exynos 2100 processor and has a 120Hz refresh rate FHD+ AMOLED panel, metal chassis, and a triple rear camera setup. The launch comes just weeks ahead of the global unveiling of the 2022’s flagship Galaxy S22 lineup.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 FE price in India, launch offer, sale date

VariantPriceEffective price
8GB + 128GBRs 54,999Rs 49,999
8GB + 256GBRs 58,999Rs 53,999

The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE has been priced steeply at Rs 54,999 for the 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage variant and Rs 58,999 for the 8GB RAM and 256GB storage variant. Buyers will get a Rs 5,000 cashback on purchases made via HDFC Bank cards between January 11th and January 17th, bringing the effective prices of the two variants down to Rs 49,999 and Rs 53,999, respectively.

The device is available in Graphite, Olive, Lavender, and White colour schemes. Interested buyers can get their hands on the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE via Amazon India, Samsung’s official website, and select retail outlets across the country starting January 11th.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE specifications and features

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Starting with the display of the device, the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE sports a 6.4-inch FHD+ Infinity-O 2X Dynamic AMOLED display with a 2,340 x 1,080 pixels resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection. In terms of software, the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE boots Android 12-based OneUI 4 skin out of the box.

Under the hood, the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE is powered by the Exynos 2100 processor with support for 5G networks. It is paired with up to 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256GB of UFS3.1 storage. There’s no support for microSD cards for storage expansion on board.

For photography, the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE has a triple rear camera setup — 12MP primary wide camera, 12MP ultra-wide camera with 123-degree field of view, and 8MP telephoto camera with 30x zoom capabilities. At the front, the device has a 32MP selfie shooter. Features like Dual Recording, Portrait mode, Night mode, Space Zoom, Single Take, etc are part of the package.

In terms of battery life, the device has a 4,500mAh battery with support for up to 25W fast charging over a USB Type-C charging port. You also get 15W wireless charging as well as reverse wireless charging support with the smartphone. The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE comes with an IP68 water resistance rating and features an in-display fingerprint sensor. Lastly, the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE measures 155.7 x 74.5 x 7.9mm and weighs in at 170 grams.

Key Specs

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE
Samsung Exynos 2100 | 8 GBProcessor
6.4 inches Display
12 MP + 12 MP + 8 MPRear camera
32 MPSelfie camera
4500 mAh Battery
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Samsung Galaxy S21 FE Price
Rs. 54,999
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Rs. 58,999
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Review Summary

Expert Rating3.5/5

Design
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Display
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Software
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Camera
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Performance
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Pros

  • Stunning display
  • Stylish, comfortable design
  • Capable selfie and main cameras
  • Clean UI

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Not the fastest phone in the market
  • Slow wired and wireless charging speeds
  • No headphone jack
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