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Samsung Galaxy S21 FE Geekbench listing reveals Snapdragon 888 processor and series RAM downgrade

The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE smartphone is expected to come in an extensive range of colors. (Image source: Geekbench/LetsGoDigital/ConceptCreator - edited)
The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE smartphone is expected to come in an extensive range of colors. (Image source: Geekbench/LetsGoDigital/ConceptCreator - edited)
The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (Fan Edition) smartphone has seemingly turned up on Geekbench and in the process has revealed some component secrets. The CPU information for the likely Galaxy S21 FE points to the presence of a Snapdragon 888. However, the memory information for the listing will be somewhat disappointing for potential buyers.

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The Galaxy S21 FE smartphone from Samsung was always going to turn up with either an Exynos 2100 chip or Snapdragon 888 processor, and it appears it is the latter that has been chosen to power the South Korean company’s upcoming Fan Edition smartphone. A Geekbench record for a device with the model number “SM-G990B”, which has already been associated with the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, includes CPU information and cluster information that correlates to the specs of the Snapdragon 888.

Although the actual benchmark results for this likely Galaxy S21 FE are not exactly noteworthy and far below those of the average marks for the Galaxy S20 FE (Snapdragon 865 variant), fans should not be too concerned as low scores can be expected from a possible engineering sample or pre-production model. The CPU core cluster information details 4 cores @1.80 GHz, 3 cores @2.42 GHz, and 1 core @2.84 GHz, which is identical to the Snapdragon 888’s configuration.

This does not mean that there will be no Exynos version of the Galaxy S21 FE; it just confirms that there is a Snapdragon model. Disappointingly, the Geekbench listing states “5.20 GB” for the memory size, so basically 6 GB RAM for the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE. This would make it a series low, as the regular Galaxy S21 comes with 8 GB RAM and there is even a 16 GB option for the Galaxy S21 Ultra. The S20 Fan Edition smartphone had 6 GB and 8 GB options, so similar memory choices could be made available for the 2021 model, which might be released on August 19.

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Samsung SM-G990B. (Image source: Geekbench)
Samsung SM-G990B. (Image source: Geekbench)

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Daniel R Deakin, 2021-05-21 (Update: 2021-05-21)