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Galaxy S21 FE: a new Geekbench leak may confirm an 8GB RAM SKU for the upcoming smartphone

An up-to-date S21 FE render. (Source: Twitter)
An up-to-date S21 FE render. (Source: Twitter)
Some consumers all set to buy the rumored Samsung Galaxy S21 FE may have been put off by leaks pointing to only 6GB of RAM for the upcoming flagship variant. However, the same model number quoted in this leak has turned up on Geekbench again, but with 8GB of RAM this time. It also still has its top-end Snapdragon 888 SoC.
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Samsung is slated to replicate a winning formula in 2021 with a successor for the popular Galaxy S20 FE. It is thought to be a slightly cut-down version of the main Galaxy S21 line, albeit one retaining triple rear cameras with a 64MP sensor, a flat 120Hz display and Snapdragon 888 processor.

Then again, an earlier specs-related leak pointed to a more than slightly underwhelming 6GB of RAM for the next-gen Fan Edition. It is derived from a Geekbench 5 listing for a Samsung SM-G990B, believed to be the S21 FE's model number. However, this device has apparently returned in a different and slightly upgraded form.

The benchmark has detected it as an 8GB device this time around, although the rest of its attributes, its Android 11-based ROM and up-to-2.84GHz Qualcomm platform included. Then again, this new "SM-G990B" scored far better than the last, hinting that either Samsung has optimized its version of One UI 3 that much more, or that its extra RAM is worth thinking about if one is really able to purchase a Galaxy S21 FE soon.

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The Samsung SM-G990B makes a comeback on Geekbench 5. (Source: Geekbench)
The Samsung SM-G990B makes a comeback on Geekbench 5. (Source: Geekbench)

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-06-10 (Update: 2021-06-10)