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Samsung Galaxy S21 FE FCC registration confirms more details about the upcoming Fan Edition smartphone

Samsung has submitted the Galaxy S21 FE to the FCC in the US. (Image source: Evan Blass)
Samsung has submitted the Galaxy S21 FE to the FCC in the US. (Image source: Evan Blass)
The FCC has published a registration for what appears to be the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE. The entry reveals some additional details about the upcoming cheaper alternative to Samsung's existing Galaxy S21 series, including its flagship SoC.
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There have been plenty of rumours about the Galaxy S21 FE in recent weeks, not least concerning its limited availability. Apparently, Samsung plans to launch the cheaper handset in October but only in select regions. Evan Blass has shown that Samsung has produced the Galaxy S21 FE in at least five colours too, although there were also reports that it had stopped mass producing handsets.

Now, it appears that Samsung has submitted the Galaxy S21 FE to the FCC in the US. The documentation shows that Samsung has registered a device with the model numbers SM-G990U and SM-G990U1, which are compatible with the company's EP-TA800 and EP-TA845 chargers. These are 25 W and 45 W chargers, respectively, so it seems that the Galaxy S21 FE will support up to 45 W wired charging. According to previous reports, Samsung has equipped the Galaxy S21 FE with a 4,500 mAh battery, the same capacity found in the Galaxy S20 FE. Unfortunately for Samsung fans, the Galaxy S21 FE is expected to be another smartphone from the company that will ship without a charger.

The FCC has also confirmed that the SM-G990U and SM-G990U1 feature a Qualcomm SM8350, the codename for the Snapdragon 888 SoC. Several Geekbench listings have already suggested that the Galaxy S21 FE has a Snapdragon 888 SoC, but FCC documents are more reliable, in our opinion. The handset will feature the 5G variant of the flagship SoC too, not the rumoured 4G variant. Samsung is also expected to launch the Galaxy S21 FE with a 6.41-inch Super AMOLED display, 8 GB of RAM and three rear-facing cameras, as shown in the Blass' leaked renders.

(Image source: FCC)
(Image source: FCC)
(Image source: FCC)

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FCC via MyFixGuide, Evan Blass - Image credit

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Alex Alderson, 2021-06-30 (Update: 2021-07- 2)