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Samsung Galaxy S21 FE lands in India for Rs 50,000

Samsung's affordable flagship hits the subcontinent a little later than planned.
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January 10, 2022
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE display on blue background
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TL;DR
  • Samsung has announced the Galaxy S21 FE in India.
  • The phone packs a 6.4-inch AMOLED, the Exynos 2100 SoC, and a 4,500mAh battery.
  • Pricing starts at Rs 49,999.

After making its debut at CES 2022 last week, the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE is officially available in India.

The latest “fan edition” phone packs a 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED with a 120Hz refresh rate, a 4,500mAh battery with 25W wired and 15W wireless charging, and a 12MP+12MP+8MP rear camera array. There’s also a 32MP selfie shooter.

Our verdict: Samsung Galaxy S21 FE hands-on

Notably, while the phone is available with the Snapdragon 888 SoC in other markets, India gets the Exynos 2100 SoC. It’s paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of internal storage.

The phone also packs 5G support, an IP68 rating, and Android 12-based One UI 4 out of the box.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE: Pricing and availability

The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE will be available from Amazon, Samsung India, and other retailers in India from January 11, starting at Rs 49,999 (~$673) for the 8GB RAM/128GB storage option.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 FE
Samsung's 2021 flagship finally gets a "fan edition"
The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE is very similar to the vanilla Galaxy S21. However, it pares things down a bit in order to slash $100 from the MSRP.

The 256GB storage variant is a little pricier at Rs 53,999 (~$726). Colorways on offer include Olive, Lavender, White, and Graphite.