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Samsung Galaxy S21 FE: First look + hands-on

This story was originally published on January 4, 2022, and last updated on January 10, 2022.

If you just want a better look at Samsung’s newest Fan Edition phone, then this post is for you!

Isa is over at CES 2022 right now, and had some quick hands-on time with the phone. If you want to jump right into her hands-on, here’s the video:

If you want to take a closer look at the phone, then you can just scroll down:

The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE carries the looks of the Galaxy S21 series with its Contour-Cut frame that seamlessly integrates the camera module with the frame.

It comes in four fashionable shades: olive, lavender, white, and graphite in a stylish haze finish and is protected by an IP68 water resistance rating. And it’s sleek and slim with a 7.9mm body.

The display is a 6.4-inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, and eye comfort shield. It has an optical fingerprint sensor for extra security.

The cameras on this handset include a 12-megapixel ultra-wide, 12-megapixel wide, and 8-megapixel telephoto with 30x Space Zoom. In front, there is a 32-megapixel selfie camera.

The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor paired with 6GB RAM + 128GB configuration or 8GB RAM + 256GB setup. It runs on Android 12-based One UI 4.0. To keep you going through your day, it has a 4,500mAh battery with support for 25W wired and 15W wireless and Wireless PowerShare with compatible Samsung devices.

Pricing for the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE starts at USD 699 and will be available in some markets beginning January 11 through, carriers, and retailers online.

In the Philippines, the Galaxy S21 FE 5G will retail at PHP 38,990 for the 128GB variant and PHP 41,990 for the 256GB variant in Olive, Lavender, Green, and Graphite colorways. Pre-orders are until today, January 10.

Those who pre-order can get a FREE pair of Galaxy Buds Live worth PHP 7,990 (around USD 156 converted) on, at Samsung Experience Stores, select Authorized Samsung Stores, Lazada, Shopee,, and MemoXpress Online.

You can get the Galaxy S21 FE 5G for as low as PHP 1,624.58/mo at 0% interest for up to 24 months upon claiming the pre-order unit using select credit cards.

Starting January 11, 2022, the Galaxy S21 FE 5G will be widely available at the locations mentioned above and through online retailers.

Buy the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G from Lazada HERE. *

Buy the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G from Shopee HERE.

UPDATE 1: 2022/01/10 10:21 A.M. GMT+8 BY NICOLE BATAC  

Added information on Philippine availability and pre-order details

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