The South Korean firm unveiled its first ‘Fan Edition’ follow-up at Samsung’s CES 2022 event on January 3, 2022, and introduced it to the Galaxy S20 FE in mid-2020. The first device launched in the FE series was the Galaxy S20 FE 4G. The resultant sales demand for the Fan Edition gained popularity among consumers and solely sold more than 10 million in the launching year and in the year 2021.
The follow-up launch in the series includes the Galaxy S21 FE, which was not well-received by the fans and users due to various issues and was limited to some regions only. For the last year, Samsung skipped the Galaxy S22 FE due to the current semiconductor shortage issue and increased demand for its premium smartphone like Galaxy S22 Ultra. The smartphone was supposed to launch in October 2022. After that, some users speculated that the company had discontinued the series.
However, there are good chances of the Galaxy S23 FE this year. The users and fans are curious to know if the Galaxy S23 FE will launch. Well, to answer the question, we have this article for you. If you are interested in the possible coming Galaxy S23 FE smartphone, read the post, as we will cover the release date, specifications, and estimated price.
According to a South Korean publication, Hankooki, Samsung will launch S23 FE in the second half of 2023. Many have assumed that the lineup has been discontinued, but the latest reports claim that the company will launch a new Fan Edition smartphone and possibly skip the Galaxy A74. The production quantity of the upcoming Fan Edition smartphone is likely comparatively higher than the Galaxy S21 FE, which was only available in the United States, Europe, and some Asian Countries.
Samsung Galaxy S23 FE Expected Release Date
- The Galaxy S23 FE 5G is expected to arrive around August or September 2023.
As already mentioned, the smartphone is expected to debut in Q3 2023. The launch will possibly happen in August or September this year. Following the past Fan Edition lineup launches, the S20 FE arrived in October 2022. In January 2022, Samsung released the S21 FE 5G, scheduled for October 2021, and chip shortage is the culprit behind that. So, the company plans to release the smartphone in 2023 rather than October 2022 because that will possibly affect the sales of the Galaxy S23 series.
Not to mention, the Galaxy S23 FE is arriving, replacing the Galaxy A74 as per the rumours, which will help the company to boost its sales rate. Generally, the A7x series of smartphones arrive in April but not this time. As the Galaxy A7x series pricing comes nearly equivalent to the Fan Edition lineup, Samsung has no plans to release the A7 series of smartphones this time. One of the reasons is the low sales of the Galaxy A73, which is only 3 million units. Also, the company doesn’t want to interrupt the sales of its premium and mid-range smartphones and is preparing for a proper distance to launch Galaxy S23 FE 5G.
Samsung Galaxy S23 FE Expected Specifications
It is very early to say the specifications of the upcoming addition to the Fan Edition, and there is no information about the device on the internet. Still, we have collected some of the core estimated data of what is possible and expected with the smartphone.
The device is expected to be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy or to make it affordable. The company may use Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 as the Exynos 2100 is already available in the S21 FE 5G. There are few chances for the company to choose Exynos 2300 SoC for the S23 FE 5G. The smartphone is expected to feature the same display panel as Galaxy S21 FE with minor improvements. We can also expect significant changes as the company is skipping one generation launch.
For now, we are unknown of the actual specifications, and the above information is based on the speculations about what is expected. So, take all the lead with a pinch of salt.
Samsung Galaxy S23 FE Expected Price & Availability
By comparing with the past two launches in the Fan Edition lineup, the S20 FE, when launched, was priced at $699. The Galaxy S21 FE unveiled later, was priced at around $699. So, we should expect similar pricing for the forthcoming Galaxy S23 FE. It should start around $699 with some better offerings than its predecessors. Again, this is all based on assumptions and comparing past launches, so if you are in search of accurate results, then you have to wait a bit to let some potential leaks appear on the web.
Regarding the availability of the device, it is expected to cover more regions than the predecessor. Unlike S21 FE, which was limited to some Asian Countries, Europe, and the US, the S23 FE will likely cover most potential regions where Samsung intends to launch.
What do you think about the upcoming addition to the Fan Edition lineup? What features do you expect from the smartphone? Are you interested in the device? What starting price do you expect for the smartphone to arrive? Let us know in the comments section below. For more information on the device, connect with us, as we will keep updating the post based on the latest developments.