The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE has been the subject of a few reports and leaks in the previous few weeks, going from obvious renders to product positioning in Samsung’s portfolio.
Presently, the Korea Herald (h/t: Sleepy Kuma) has revealed that the Galaxy S21 FE could really be less expensive than a year ago’s Galaxy S20 FE. All the more specifically, the outlet proposes that the S21 FE could retail for 700,000 to 800,000 won (~$630 to ~$720) in its home market.
That would be a significant price drop from the Galaxy S20 FE’s 899,800 won (~$809) launch cost in Korea. Obviously, there’s no assurance that different markets could see a comparable price drop, however it positively proposes Samsung is doubling down on the value-driven methodology it presented a year ago. A price drop would likewise put the Galaxy S21 FE in direct conflict with modest flagships from any semblance of Realme, Xiaomi, and others.
A significant price cut typically brings about compromises to arrive at this price point, so we do consider what sort of reductions we could check whether (any) to arrive at a lower launch cost. Renders show a phone that appears to be like the Galaxy S21, complete with a center-mounted cutout and a comparable triple back camera bump. In any case, Samsung could theoretically save costs by cheaper less expensive camera sensors, keeping up a similar RAM/storage variants, utilizing less expensive form materials, and additionally dumping features like wireless charging and an IP68 rating.