According to a new report from South Korea’s FNNews, it seems Samsung is strongly considering launching the Galaxy S21 FE only in the U.S. and Europe. It appears the shortage of chip saga is going to affect its production.
The publication claims that Samsung is yet to lay hands on enough Snapdragon 888 chipsets from Qualcomm on a capacity for global scale launch. And this also hint that the smartphone might be available in limited quantities when it is released in the U.S. and Europe.
Users are expecting Samsung to announce the Galaxy S21 FE at its Galaxy Unpacked event scheduled for August. Its expected to tag along the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Flip 3 5G. But it appears that the company is pressing the pause button on the production of the Galaxy S21 FE due to Global Chip shortage.
It’s also good to point out that the chip shortage is also a contributing factor why Samsung will skip launching a new Galaxy Note this year. According to a report from the company in March, the successor to the Galaxy Note 20 will be released in 2022.
A report from supply chain sources claims that Samsung is planning on pushing the release of the Galaxy S21 FE to sometime in October. Rumor also has it that the new Galaxy S21 FE is very similar to Samsung’s vanilla Galaxy S21.
Some of the rumoured feature of the Galaxy S21 FE are: 6.5-inch flat AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, 12MP triple rear cameras, WiFi 6, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 processor, and a 4,500mAh battery with 25W fast charging and 15W wireless fast charge.
The device is also said to be coming with a lower price tag compared to its predecessor. More details about the device coming soon. Stay tuned.