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Samsung's Galaxy S21 FE looks almost exactly like the Galaxy S21

The Galaxy S21 FE is a cheaper version of Samsung's flagship phone that comes with a bigger screen, the same processor and some other differences.

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The Galaxy S21 FE launches on Jan. 11 and starts at $700, making it $100 less expensive than the regular Galaxy S21. 

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It has a 6.4-inch screen that can boost its refresh rate up to 120Hz. 

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The triple-lens rear camera includes a 12-megapixel ultra-wide lens, 12-megapixel wide lens and 8-megapixel telephoto lens.

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The 6.4-inch screen is larger than the Galaxy S21's 6.2-inch display.

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The regular Galaxy S21 (left) has a slightly more polished design with metallic accents on the camera module and sides compared to the Galaxy S21 FE (right). 

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There's also a 32-megapixel selfie camera, which is the same resolution as the front camera on the Galaxy S20 FE. 

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The Galaxy S21 FE is 7.9 millimeters thin, just like the Galaxy S21. 

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One of the main differences between the S21 and S21 FE (pictured) is in their respective telephoto cameras. The Galaxy S21 FE has an 8-megapixel zoom lens, while the regular Galaxy S21 has a 64-megapixel zoom lens.

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The Galaxy S21 FE is launching just before we're expecting to see the Galaxy S22, Samsung's next-generation flagship phone. 

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Keep scrolling to see more photos of the Galaxy S21 FE. 

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