The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE shows up in the Google Play Console with a Snapdragon 888 and 6 GB of RAM
Samsung was rumoured to have considered launching the Galaxy S21 FE this month, before chip shortages scuppered its plans. Now, the latest Fan Edition smartphone is expected to arrive in Q4 2021, so sometime between October and the end of the year.
Now, Samsung has submitted the device to the Google Play Console, another hint at its impending release. The listing shows the device with an SM8350 SoC, Qualcomm's part number for the Snapdragon 888 and Snapdragon 888 Plus. Samsung's use of the former in its latest foldable smartphones implies that the Galaxy S21 FE will feature the regular Snapdragon 888 though, rather than the Plus edition.
FCC documentation also mentioned the SM8350 in relation to the Galaxy S21 FE, as we reported in June. Hence, the device should arrive with Qualcomm's flagship chipset in at least North America. We would not rule out Samsung releasing an Exynos 2100 version in Europe though, for example.
The Google Play Console entry confirms a few more specifications too, including a 1,080p+ resolution, a punch-hole display and 6 GB of RAM. The Galaxy S21 FE will run Android 11, although we imagine that Android 12 will launch by the time that the device arrives. We would also expect Samsung to sell the Galaxy S21 FE with 8 GB of RAM, like last year with the Galaxy S20 FE.