The launch of the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE appears to be nearing, as a supposedly unannounced quick start guide for the phone appeared on the web a few days after its user manual. The quick start guide shows some of the main details about the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE and gives us an idea of its design and interface. In addition to the Galaxy S21 FE as its new “fan-edition” model, Samsung is in plans to update its Galaxy A series bringing optical image stabilization (OIS) as a standard feature. The company also appears to be working separately on the Samsung Galaxy F42 5G which has supposedly been listed on Geekbench with some specs.
SamMobile shared the supposed Samsung Galaxy S21 FE quick start guide that appears to be aimed at US prepaid operator Cricket Wireless. The guide doesn’t provide additional details about what we saw in the user manual that appeared earlier this week. However, it does provide basic information about the phone and shows its design and interface that match the Galaxy S21 models.
The quick start guide also suggests that the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE would be available via Cricket Wireless.
Samsung speculates to provide Exynos 2100 SoC on the Galaxy S21 FE, along with features that include triple rear cameras and a flat screen. There are rumors that the phone will be released later this month – perhaps as early as September 8th.
Along with the Galaxy S21 FE, Samsung is working to improve the user experience on its Galaxy A series by standardizing the OIS. South Korean media outlet TheElec reports that OIS support will be expanded to the entire Galaxy A series by 2022.
OIS helps improve imaging results by reducing jerks and jitters when taking photos and recording videos using a gyro sensor and small mechanical parts. Importantly, smartphone makers use OIS technology on top of the main rear camera sensor in their models to provide improvements.
Samsung brought OIS for some Galaxy A series models in 2021. These include Samsung Galaxy A72, Samsung Galaxy A52 and Samsung Galaxy A22 4G.
Elec’s report suggests that Samsung is working with its local partner Jaeyoung Solutec to offer OIS support on its low-end and mid-range phones. The Galaxy A series will also receive new camera modules from Samsung Electro-Mechanics, the company that has so far provided modules for the main phones.
Separately, MySmartPrice reports that the Samsung Galaxy F42 5G has appeared on the Geekbench benchmark site. The phone came up with model number SM-E426S and is listed with an octa-core MT6833V SoC, which is essentially the MediaTek Dimensity 700. Also, the list shows that the new Samsung phone has 6GB of RAM and runs on Android 11.
The Samsung Galaxy F42 5G is rumored to be a rebranded version of the Galaxy A22 5G, which is also speculated as Galaxy Buddy (SM-A226L) and Galaxy Wide 5 (SM-E426S).
Details about the launch of the Samsung Galaxy F42 5G have yet to be revealed.