Next model in the acclaimed FE family of affordable high-ends, the Galaxy S21 FE has not yet been confirmed by Samsung, but its launch is practically guaranteed by the substantial number of leaks it stars. As usual in the series, the model should bring many of the elements of the Galaxy S21 family, making cuts in point features to offer a lower cost to the user.
The device had some of its specifications confirmed in late May by a leaked result from the Geekbench benchmark. This week, the device resurfaced in the test program’s database, with encouraging news for those who were concerned about the modest amount of RAM previously seen.
Galaxy S21 FE to have 8GB RAM variant
The new results belong to the SM-G990B, model number of the Galaxy S21 FE, and reinforce the presence of the Snapdragon 888 and Android 11, possibly running under the One UI 3.1 interface. The most interesting point, however, is in the RAM memory: the variant found brings 8 GB, instead of the 6 GB found in the registry of May.
The greater amount of memory puts the Galaxy S21 FE on a par with the traditional S21 and may be a more attractive option for some users due to its cost-effectiveness. In addition, the model gains greater longevity, considering that the 6 GB capacity should start to be a bottleneck in more powerful smartphones soon.
Otherwise, the score achieved by the device is well below expectations for the Snapdragon 888, but there is an explanation: the tested model is still in the development phase, and should only reach its maximum performance potential towards the launch period.
Device arrives in August as “Note 20 replacement”
In addition to Snapdragon 888 and 6GB or 8GB of RAM, the new member of the Galaxy FE family would hit the market bringing AMOLED screen with Full HD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rate, 32MP front camera, set of three rear lenses of 12 MP and eye-catching design that mixes elements from the latest models in the Galaxy A lineup with the Galaxy S21.
A curious point indicated by the renowned leaker Evan Blass is that Samsung may be seeing the Galaxy S21 FE as a successor to the Galaxy Note 20, not the S20 FE. It is believed that the strategy is to “fill the hole” left by the Galaxy Note line this year, and strengthen the company’s share in the high-end market, considering that sales of the Galaxy S21 family did not meet the brand’s expectations.