It has been known for quite some time that Samsung was working on the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, as part of its FE series of devices, which offer flagship-grade specifications without the hefty sum. The device would succeed the much appreciated S20 FE flagship, which propelled the S20 series quite a bit.
Today, the upcoming Samsung flagship was spotted on the Bluetooth SIG website, providing some insight on an expected launch date and the model number.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE was spotted on the Bluetooth SIG site in two different filings, with both of these filings mentioning the S21 FE moniker, along with the SM-G990 model number.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE Listing Reveals Possible Launch Date?
The filing reveals Bluetooth 5.0 support, which is probably correct, since Samsung's latest foldables, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 are listed with the apt Bluetooth versions.
The filing also mentions a dual-SIM variant, with the model number allotted being SM-G990B_DS, with the DS part being Samsung's suffix for dual-SIM variants of its handsets.
There is no other information to gain from this listing, but, something that is worth noting is that the S21 FE filing was done at the exact same time as the Galaxy Watch 4 series, Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3, possibly suggesting that the company might have planned to launch the latest flagship alongside these devices during the Unpacked Event on August 11.
We are of course speculating since it is possible that the timing might have very little to do with the launch date, but, it is common for devices to surface at the same time on Bluetooth SIG if they are launched together, as was the case with the Poco F3 and X3 Pro and the entirety of the S21 series of devices from the Korean giant.
Further reports from Korea have claimed that the upcoming handset was being delayed by the company due to either marketing or production-related issues, but, the accidental listing on the official Samsung Instagram account suggests that the launch is not quite far.
In other Samsung related news, the company launched the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 series, consisting of the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, both of which make use of the Exynos W920 chipset, which is the company's take on Snapdragon Wear kind of chipsets.
It will be interesting to see how the watch will do and, whether or not the product can take on Apple's take on smartwatches, the Apple Watch, which is in its 6th generation.