Samsung would drop the Galaxy FE (Fan Edition) range. The manufacturer does not intend to release an S22 FE to accompany the Galaxy S22.
Samsung would not have plans to release a Galaxy S22 FE on the market this year. Quoting from “Multiple sources”SamMobile, the media specializing in Samsung products, assures that the South Korean group would draw a line below the FE range.
Recall that the Galaxy FE (Fan Edition) range made a notable comeback at the end of 2020. After disappointing sales of the Galaxy S20, S20 + and S20 Ultra, Samsung has tried to seduce consumers with a cheaper editionthe Galaxy S20 FE.
The smartphone has achieved excellent critical and commercial success thanks to its value for money. The brand has therefore done it again with the Galaxy S21 generation. In early 2022, the manufacturer released the Galaxy S21 FE, a slightly cheaper version of the S21.
No Galaxy S22 FE planned
The media claim it the alleged codename of the Galaxy S22 FE, that is SM-S900, was not found in the various databases consulted. Everything suggests that the phone simply doesn’t exist. There was no shortage of clues in support of the arrival of the S21 FE last June, underlines SamMobile.
Note that several leaks have however mentioned the S22 FE in the past few months. In April, Business Korea, a South Korean media outlet, specifically assured that the Asian version of the smartphone will be powered a Mediatek chip rather than Qualcomm. However, this leak is not enough to prove the terminal’s existence.
Samsung is likely struggling to find a place in its catalog for a more affordable edition than a standard Galaxy S22. In January, the S21 FE had surprised for its positioning of tariffs. The phone sold for a starting price of 759 euros, just 100 euros less than the standard S21 when it was released.
It might as well be that shortage of computer chips, which crippled the industry from the health crisis, forced Samsung to change its plans. For the record, the Seoul giant had already almost canceled the release of the S21 FE due to the difficulties encountered by its production lines.
Returning to the wall, the brand had finally postponed its market launch for several months. Released just a few weeks before the S22, the S21 FE probably didn’t have the same success as its predecessor.
A new version of the Galaxy S21 FE?
On the other hand, Samsung would have plans to market a new version of the Galaxy S21 FE. According to information from Galaxy Club, the smartphone leader is preparing a less powerful version. Instead of the Snapdragon 888 or Exynos 2100, Samsung would rely on a Snapdragon 720G.
This edition appeared on the website of several European stores. Thanks to this mid-range chip, the manufacturer could rreduce the selling price of the S21 FE. This even cheaper version would be marketed in Europe starting June 30, 2022.