Not affordable: Samsung Galaxy S21 FE costs almost the same thing as the Galaxy S21 – Specs, price, and where to buy in Nigeria inside

The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE (Fan edition) is now on sale in Nigeria – for ₦420,000. That’s about ₦50,000 less than the vanilla Galaxy S21. At that price, it isn’t much of an affordable flagship, but more of a less affordable premium flagship.

We are not sure what to make of that. It appears that Samsung is positioning the Fan edition range to be seen as not inferior to the Galaxy s flagship range. In other words, if you want a more affordable smartphone, buy a mid-range Galaxy A device.

The Galaxy S21 FE works on 2G, 3G, and 4G networks on MTNGlobacomAirtel, and 9mobile . It is also 5G-enabled, so whenever MTN or Mafab launches their 5G network, you should be good to go.

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The core specs of the Galaxy S21 FE are laid out in digest format below.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE Key specs

  • OS: One UI 4, based on Android 12
  • Available: January 10, 2022
  • Network Type: 2G, 3G, and 4G networks: MTNGlobacomAirtel, and 9mobile are all supported. 5G support is also built in.
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM, Dual SIM
  • Display: 6.4-inch, 2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 120Hz refresh rate, Super AMOLED screen
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
  • Selfie Camera: 32 MP
  • Rear camera: 12 MP + 8MP + 12MP
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • ROM: 256 GB
  • Battery: 4500 mAh
  • Charging: 25W fast charge
  • Fingerprint scanner: In-display.

How much is Samsung Galaxy S21 FE in Nigeria?

The Galaxy S21 Fan Edition sells for ₦420,000 (four hundred and twenty thousand naira). This price is for the 8/256 GB variant of the phone.

There are also 6/128 GB and 8/128 GB variants in production, but we are yet to see those available at any retailer in the country.

PS: 8/256 GB means 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage memory.

Update: The 6/128 GB variant is now also available. Price: ₦380,000.

Where to buy Samsung Galaxy S21 FE in Nigeria

Stores like Pointek and Slot Solutions, as well as Samsung retail stores, have the Galaxy S21 FE on sale. You can also check online stores and marketplaces like Jumia, Konga, Jiji, and the like.

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