Big mobile news for Mobile World Congress, a month or two from now
In general, the Consumer Electronics Exhibition (CES) isn’t much of a phone show. That definitely applies to Samsung, which likes to postpone its major mobile announcements for Mobile World Congress, which will take place in a month or two. Instead, the focus of the event is on large items such as televisions and washing machines.
However, in recent years, the electronics behemoth has used the show to debut its cheap flagship — once again, just ahead of the introduction of its…flagship-flagship S series.
Samsung experimented with different names for the device over the years, including “Lite,” before deciding on “FE” — short for “Fan Edition.” Last year’s product appears to have been a huge hit for the firm.
“Since its introduction in Q4 2020, the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE has sold 10 million units in just over a year, making it one of Samsung’s best-selling Galaxy smartphones over the previous year,” according to the report.
ultimately, the company no doubt landed on the notion that naming a device “Lite” was really leading with the fact that the product was “less than,” from a spec standpoint. So it’s positioning these devices as a kind of fan service — offering some of the luxuries of the higher-priced devices while dulling some of the bleeding edges in the name of keeping costs down.
In the end, the corporation most likely decided that labelling a gadget “Lite” meant emphasising the fact that it was “less than” in terms of specifications. As a result, it’s marketing these gadgets as a type of fan service, providing some of the comforts of higher-priced devices but tamping down some of the bleeding edges in the sake of cost-cutting.
In a statement, Samsung’s TM Roh said, “We experienced a fantastic reaction to the Galaxy S20 FE and Samsung Galaxy S21 range.” “With the S21 FE 5G, we took the same approach, equipping it with the premium features that our dedicated Galaxy fans care about the most — because we’re committed on delivering a smartphone that satisfies their most critical demands.”
The phone has a 6.4-inch display with a 120Hz refresh rate and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 chipset, which is being phased out in favour of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 in flagships from firms like Xiaomi. A 12-megapixel primary camera, 32-megapixel ultrawide camera, and 12-megapixel telephoto camera make up the triple camera system.
The system has 6 or 8GB of RAM and 128 or 256GB of storage, as well as a powerful 4,500mAh battery. And, of course, there’s 5G on board, as the name suggests. The design is based on the normal S21, however the quality build has been replaced with a less expensive plastic construction. On January 11, the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE will be available for purchase.