Samsung has confirmed its event for the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2022 in Las Vegas, USA. The event will come just ahead of CES 2022, which is somewhat of a tradition for Samsung. The company has also highlighted some of the things that it would talk about at the event, which mostly does not include its upcoming flagship, the Galaxy S22 series.
Instead, most speculations suggest that it is the Galaxy S21 FE that will be unveiled at the keynote, alongside other ancillary initiatives by the company. The ‘FE’ variant of the company’s 2021 flagship may seek to offer a cut-price flagship experience by keeping the performance essentials in the phone, but not going overboard with the spec sheet in the way that Samsung does with its flagship phones every year.
Reports about the smartphone have stated that the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE would feature a 6.4-inch, Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with full HD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. It is also likely to feature a centrally aligned drill hole slot, which may house a 32MP front camera. According to most reports, the chipset powering the device will remain the same as the rest of the Samsung Galaxy S21 series. This entails the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 in select markets, and Samsung’s own Exynos 2100 in the rest.
Depending on markets, users may expect up to 8GB RAM and 256GB storage on the smartphone. In terms of the cameras, the Galaxy S21 FE may feature a triple rear camera setup that offers a 12MP main unit, a 12MP ultra-wide unit and an 8MP telephoto unit with 3x optical zoom as well. The device will also reportedly be IP68-rated for water and dust resistance, and run on the latest version of the company’s OneUI interface with Android 12 underlying it. It may also sport 25W fast charging, but the exact battery specs of the device is yet to be known.
Other initiatives that Samsung may speak about at its CES keynote will reportedly include its sustainability efforts, recycling, and tools to offer more connectivity features through its software. This may also include partnerships that the company could have struck since its last event. To know more, tune in to Samsung’s own stream of the event, which begins at 6:30PM PST on January 4 (8AM IST on January 5).