The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, as soon as feared cancelled, has moved a step nearer to turning into a commercially obtainable product, having handed China’s TENAA certification.
As noticed by MyFixGuide, this step confirms a couple of issues concerning the Galaxy S21 FE that had been, till now, hypothesis and hearsay. The cellphone will sport a 120Hz 6.4-inch show, run Android 11 out of the field and ship with a 4370mAh battery, the itemizing states.
Notably, the itemizing additionally highlights the scale – though virtually actually full with an unlucky typo, except Samsung actually has determined to make a handset that’s simply 4.5mm large. Extra seemingly, the cellphone will likely be 155.7 x 74.5 x 7.9mm. That might make it barely extra compact than the wonderful Samsung Galaxy S20 FE, which sported dimensions of 159.8 x 75.5 x 8.4mm.
The itemizing doesn’t point out the opposite key specs, but it surely’s extensively reported that the Galaxy S21 FE will characteristic the identical Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor as the unique Galaxy S21, backed by 8GB RAM. Certainly, a Geekbench itemizing has these very specs, so at this level it could be a shock if the cellphone shipped with something much less.
What’s extra attention-grabbing about that is that as not too long ago as final month, the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE was rumoured to be lifeless within the water – a sufferer of the continued chip scarcity.
In a now-deleted report from South Korea’s Digital Instances, it was claimed by business insiders that the scarcity of Qualcomm chips had led Samsung to halt manufacturing, with the corporate allegedly favouring funnelling restricted silicon in direction of its upcoming foldables – the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 – as a substitute.
Samsung ultimately advised Bloomberg that “nothing has been decided concerning the alleged manufacturing suspension,” and definitely this Chinese language certification signifies that the corporate both determined to plough forward with manufacturing in spite of everything, or that the story was utterly unfounded within the first place.
A current report instructed that the Galaxy S21 FE had been pushed again to This fall 2021, pegging it for launch between October and December. That stated, certification doesn’t happen till units are practically able to go, so maybe we’ll see it debut sooner in spite of everything. The subsequent Unpacked occasion is tipped – although as but unconfirmed – for August 11, so watch this area.