Samsung Announces the Galaxy S21 FE at $949 CAD

The Galaxy S21 FE is finally official, with the device already available for pre-order in the majority of markets, with the device going on sale in Canada on January 11.

Just as the Galaxy S20 FE made the company’s flagship tech more affordable, the new Galaxy S21 FE, announced at CES, brings many of the specs of the successful Samsung Galaxy S21 line to a $950 CAD phone.

“The S21 FE 5G is a smartphone that delivers select fan-favorite Galaxy S21 premium features in a well-rounded package to empower people to explore and express themselves,” Samsung explains. “It is equipped with some of the most-loved aspects of the Galaxy S21 — eye-catching design, powerful performance, pro-grade camera, and seamless ecosystem connectivity.”

The new Samsung Galaxy S21 FE will be available starting on January 11 from Samsung, other retailers, and wireless carriers starting at $949.99 CAD. It offers that cool S21 Contour-Cut frame around the cameras, a fabulous display with 120Hz refresh rate, a triple rear camera system, and more. The S21 FE is powered by a Snapdragon 888 processor with Android 12 and Samsung UI 4.

A 32MP front-facing camera is present with AI face restoration features and dual recording so you can capture the action from the front-facing camera and rear camera at the same time. 5G is supported as well and when you set this down next to the S21, it’s tough to see many differences.

The device comes in either 6 or 12 GB of RAM depending on the configuration and is available in three colours: Olive, Graphite, Lavender, and White.

If you typically wait for the newest Galaxy S phone to launch so that you can get the previous model at a discount, you’re Samsung’s target audience for the Galaxy S21 FE. Samsung doesn’t have any immediate plans to stop selling the Galaxy S21, which launched about a year ago. But it will position the Galaxy S21 FE as its previous-generation option once it does cycle out that series, the company said.