Samsung is considered making ready the launch of the Galaxy S21 Fan Version (FE) in a matter of weeks. Now, a brand new report from fanatic website SamMobile says the telephone will run Android 12 and One UI four out of the field, making it the primary new Samsung machine to come back with the brand new OS, doubtlessly beating out different members of the S21 collection when it comes to software program assist.
Whereas what software program model a telephone launches with is ordinarily trivial, a couple of issues make this launch noteworthy. The S21 FE was first imagined to launch in 2021 with One UI three and Android 11 on board, and Samsung supplied to ship three software program updates and 4 years of safety updates to the machine. Initially, due to the delayed launch, Samsung would solely have needed to replace the S21 FE to Android 12, Android 13, and Android 14.
However for the reason that S21 FE will now launch with Android 12, we might see assist as much as Android 15. If Samsung does launch the S21 FE, it’ll stand out fairly a bit subsequent to different Android producers. It’s widespread observe for Android telephone makers to ship an outdated construct of Android on a brand new mannequin — see HMD World launching the Nokia 8.three with Android 10 shortly after Android 11 launched, and even Samsung’s current Galaxy A13 launch.
It will have been comprehensible, although blameworthy, if Samsung had pushed out the S21 FE with the outdated Android model so long as it supplied an replace down the road. Happily, the corporate seems to be doing the best factor right here, that means the Galaxy S21 FE will probably be supported by means of 2025 for software program updates, and 2026 for safety updates.
Aside from that, Samsung’s Galaxy S21 FE has been a completely leaked telephone. It has a 6.5-inch show with a 120Hz refresh fee, a triple-camera format, 128GB of storage with 6GB of RAM, and it’s all powered by a Snapdragon 888 processor. It’s stated to come back in a number of 4 colours and will probably be priced at $700 — about $100 over the succesful Google Pixel 6.