Samsung recently unveiled its new flagship S series of Galaxy smartphones, including Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23 Ultra. Every year since 2020, Samsung has also launched an FE version of their latest flagship S series. FE stands for “Fan Edition”. There are two phones in the FE series as of now: the Galaxy S20 FE and the Galaxy S21 FE. Therefore, we can expect the next Galaxy FE to launch in a few months.
History of the Samsung Galaxy FE Series
Samsung began the FE (Fan Edition) series with the Galaxy S20 FE in 2020. This was one of the best smartphones of 2020. It brought to the table most of the flagship features and designs at a cheaper price than the real flagship phones. Moreover, it was launched right between the Galaxy S20 and S21 series. People seemed to like this, and this led to it becoming one of the most popular smartphones of the year.
The story was not the same for the Galaxy S21 FE. It was launched just one month before the launch of the Galaxy S22 series, which made it seem outdated in just one month. This was because the Galaxy S22 was released at the same price as the Galaxy S21 FE. The Galaxy S22 was just superior in all aspects. This led to the failure of the Galaxy S21 FE.
Samsung May Ditch Galaxy S22 FE: Galaxy S23 FE is On the Way
Will Samsung Launch Galaxy S23 FE in 2023? Samsung may phase out the A7X series in favor of a cheaper FE lineup.
As per Hankooki, Samsung has decided to skip the Galaxy S22 FE. The company plans to launch the Galaxy S23 FE smartphone sometime in August or September this year.
A previous report by The Elec suggested Samsung will not launch the Galaxy S22 FE in favor of the Galaxy S22 Ultra. Due to the chip shortage issue, the company wants to focus on its premium S22 Ultra. Instead of releasing the S22 FE in 2022, the company will launch the Galaxy S23 FE in 2023. Initially, the company plans to produce 3 million units of the S23 FE.
Shipments plan for Galaxy S23 series:
• Galaxy S23: 8.5 million units
• Galaxy S23+: 6.5 million units
• Galaxy S23 Ultra: 13 million units
• Galaxy S23 FE: 3 million units
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When can we expect the Galaxy S23 FE to be released?
- Samsung might release the Galaxy S23 FE in September 2023.
We do not have any official information regarding the release date of the Galaxy S23 FE as of now. We don’t even know if Samsung will release the Galaxy S23 FE. But if we look at the history of Samsung, we should see the Galaxy S23 FE in a few months.
Hankooki reveals Samsung will launch the S23 FE sometime in August or September this year.
We see the Galaxy S lineup launched in either January or February each year. This year, the Galaxy S23 family (S23, S23+, and S23 Ultra) launched on February 1.
Image: Galaxy S21 FE 5G
Samsung Galaxy S23 FE Expected Design & Specifications
The Samsung Galaxy S23 FE will most likely launch in a few months. But what will it look like, and what will be the specifications? If we look back at the Galaxy S20 FE and S21 FE, they came with a similar design to that of the Galaxy S20 and S21, respectively. Similarly, the Galaxy S23 FE will come with a similar design to that of the Galaxy S22.
The Galaxy S23 FE might come with a larger display than the Galaxy S22 (6.1 inches), as the S20 FE and S21 FE also had a larger display than the S20/S21. For instance, the display size of the S21 FE was 6.41 inches.
The Galaxy S23 FE will likely feature the same chipset (Snapdragon 8 Gen 1/Exynos 2200) as the Galaxy S22/S22+/S22 Ultra. Because if we look back at the Galaxy S20 FE and S21 FE, they came with the same chipset as the Galaxy S20 and S21, respectively.
However, reportedly, Samsung is working on an Exynos 2300 chip based on Samsung’s 4nm process. The new chip may debut with the upcoming Galaxy S23 FE.
The phone possibly will come with a plastic body. The cameras of the S23 FE might also see a decrease from the Galaxy S22. We will most likely see a decrease in the telephoto lens. All the models of Galaxy S23 FE will most likely come with 8GB RAM.
Samsung Galaxy S23 FE Price Prediction
- The Samsung Galaxy S23 FE could be priced at around $699 in the US. In the UK and Canada, the Galaxy S23 FE may cost £699 and CAD 949, respectively.
At present, we do not know anything official about the pricing of the Galaxy S23 FE. But its price should be around the same as the Galaxy S21 FE.
You can check out details about the Galaxy Note 23 Ultra too.