Samsung Galaxy S21 FE Lite is said to be in the works. The Galaxy S21 FE was supposed to be Samsung’s flagship killer. However, supply chain issues and chipset shortage caused a delay in launch. The awkward launch timing and the price of the device made it a flop. At $700, you could get the older S21 and the new S22 was just about to hit the market.
S21 FE Lite
According to a tipster, Anthony, a lite variant of the S21 FE is now in the pipeline. The device will be powered by the Snapdragon 720G. Moreover, it is said to release in select regions in July or August. This news seems shady so take it with a pinch of salt.
Is This Device Needed?
I don’t think Samsung should take this step. It is completely nonsensical. Using the dated 720G chipset for even a “Lite” phone isn’t a good choice. In addition, Samsung also has its A series of devices which has better specifications. Therefore, this S21 FE Lite venture will be a flop if it does happen. For reference, here is what the relatively low-end A series devices offer.
Exynos 1280 is used in the A53 5G and A33 5G. Furthermore, the display is a 120Hz refresh rate panel on the A53. While the A33 has a 90Hz panel. The Galaxy A53 and A33 pack a 5000 mAh battery with 25W fast charging support. The phones run on One UI 4 based on Android 12. A53 5G and A33 5G are also IP67 certified.
Moreover, the quad-camera array at the back of A53 has a 64MP main sensor. It is OIS enabled. In addition to the main sensor, the phone also has an ultra-wide, macro, and depth sensor. The ultra-wide is a 12MP lens and the macro and depth sensors are both 5MP. Furthermore, the front camera is a 32MP shooter for selfies. Galaxy A33 has the same front camera. However, at the rear, it has a 48MP main lens instead of the 64MP main sensor on A53. The rest of the things remain the same on both phones. In the presence of these devices, do you think we need an S21 FE Lite? Let us know your thoughts below.