The launch of the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE is scheduled for September 8th. Days before that, the user manual for the next smartphone appeared online and shows some important information about the smartphone. The Galaxy S21 FE may not come with microSD card support, as the user manual doesn’t mention anything about it. However, the user manual confirms some important specifications and the design of the next smartphone. It is expected to come with a design language similar to the regular Galaxy S21, albeit without the metal case.
SamMobile reports that the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE may not come with microSD support as there is no mention of it in the user manual obtained by the publication. However, the manual confirms some specifications about the upcoming Samsung smartphone. It will come with an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance (up to 1.5 m and up to 30 minutes), an ultrasonic fingerprint reader on the display, and a high refresh rate screen. It will support Dolby Atmos, Wireless DeX, Samsung Pay, wireless charging and reverse wireless charging.
Notably, the user manual also mentions that the charger will not be included in the box. Users will have to purchase the charger separately if they don’t already have a USB Type-C charger. The 3.5mm headphone jack also seems to be missing from the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE. Users would have to use a USB Type-C adapter to connect wired headphones or use Bluetooth.
The smartphone design is also seen in the user manual. The Galaxy S21 FE will have a similar design to the vanilla Galaxy S21, but will not have the metal case for the rear camera module. There’s also an ultra wide-angle lens in its triple rear camera setup. The user manual also shows the four color options that the smartphone will be offered in – Black, Green, Purple and White.
The user manual doesn’t show all the main specs of the next Samsung smartphone. However, it is being speculated that the Galaxy S21 FE may come with an Exynos 2100 SoC in some markets and may be powered by the Snapdragon 888 SoC in others. Either processor can be paired with up to 8GB of RAM and run Android 11 out of the box.
Other speculation suggests that it may come with a 6.4-inch AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate. It can measure 155.7×74.5×7.9 mm. Another report mentions that it may come with a 4,500mAh battery.
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