U Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, once feared canceled, went one step closer to becoming a commercially available product after passing China’s TENAA certification.
As noted by MyFixGuide, this step confirms some things about the Galaxy S21 FE that were, until now, speculations and rumors. The phone will have a 120Hz 6.4-inch display, run Android 11 out of the box and ship with a 4370mAh battery, the list says.
Notably, the list also highlights the dimensions – although almost certainly complete with an unfortunate type, unless Samsung has really decided to make a phone that’s only 4.5mm wide. Most likely, the phone will be 155.7 x 74.5 x 7.9 mm. This would make them slightly more compact than excellent Samsung Galaxy S20 FE, which sports dimensions of 159.8 x 75.5 x 8.4mm.
The list doesn’t mention the other main specifications, but it is widely reported that the Galaxy S21 FE will feature the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor as the original. Galaxy S21, supported by 8 GB of RAM. In fact, a List Geekbench it has these very specifics, so at this point it would be a surprise if the phone comes with something less.
What’s more interesting about this is that, until last month, it was said that the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE died in the water – a victim of the current chip shortage.
In a report now deleted by South Korea’s Electronic Times, it has been claimed by industry that the lack of Qualcomm chips had led Samsung to stop production, with the company presumably favoring limited silicon piping over its next foldables – the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 – in contrast.
Samsung said at the end Bloomberg that “nothing has been determined as to the alleged suspension of production,” and surely this Chinese certification indicates that the company either decided to go ahead with production after all, or that the story was completely unfounded.
A recent report suggested that the Galaxy S21 FE had been released in Q4 2021, pegging it for release between October and December. That said, certification doesn’t exist until the devices are almost ready to go, so maybe we’ll see it start sooner after all. U The next Unpacked event is tipped – although it is not confirmed – for August 11th, then look at this space.