Galaxy S21 FE rumors: Samsung may never launch its budget-friendly phone

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Rumors say the company could have canceled the phone's launch. Here's everything we've heard about the Galaxy S21 FE's possible release date, price and specs.
Evan Blass

The Galaxy S20 FE made its debut last year in the fall, offering a balanced combination of handy features for a reasonable $699 starting price. Although we've heard some buzzy rumors about the phone's successor, Samsung may cancel the Galaxy S21 FE before it ever launches. According to South Korean publication DDaily, the company has canceled its rumored October Galaxy Unpacked where the Galaxy S21 FE was expected to debut. Samsung is also reportedly considering canceling the device entirely.

Samsung debuted the expensive foldable Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 at its August Unpacked event, and although upgrades to other phones in the Galaxy S21 lineup are also on their way in the near future -- here's what we know about the Galaxy S22 so far -- Drew Blackard, Samsung Electronics America's vice president of product management, previously said in an interview with CNET that they're not a threat to the Galaxy FE or Note.

There have been a few leaks and other tidbits floating around regarding the Galaxy S21 FE's possible specs and availability, so let's dive into what we know so far. We'll keep updating this as the release date approaches and we learn more.

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Galaxy S21 FE specs

The Galaxy S21 FE's specs list reportedly appeared on China's TENAA Certification site (via MyFixGuide). According to the listing, the phone would have a 6.4-inch screen with 2,340x1,080-pixel resolution, a 4,370-mAh battery, three cameras (a 32-megapixel main lens, a 12-megapixel and an 8-megapixel), a 12-megapixel front-facing camera, an in-display fingerprint sensor and support for 45-watt fast-charging. The phone would also include 8GB of RAM as well as 128GB and 256GB storage options.

If true, a 6.4-inch screen would make the phone a bit taller than the 6.2-inch screen on the higher-end Galaxy S21, while being slightly…
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