The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE only landed in January, so we’re not expecting to see a Samsung Galaxy S22 FE anytime soon – but we might not see one at all according to a new leak.
Lanzuk (the leaker) posted on Naver (a South Korean blogging site), saying that there is currently no development firmware for the phone, and it’s likely we won’t see the handset this year.
That doesn’t rule out a 2023 launch, which might make sense since the Galaxy S21 FE has already landed this year (albeit only because it was delayed from an expected October launch), but the leaker adds that this situation is similar to that with the Galaxy Note line before its official cancellation.
It is therefore possible that there is no Samsung Galaxy S22 FE at all, or even that the whole range is killed.
Of course, this is just a claim from one source, but another leak, @chunvn8888, recently claimed that the Galaxy S22 FE “isn’t even in development yet.” That doesn’t mean he won’t come, but again, it suggests he might not come this year.
On the other hand, we’ve already heard a few leaks about the phone suggesting it’s in the works, as they mention which chipset the phone might use, so at the moment we don’t know who to believe.
Opinion: the Samsung Galaxy S FE line does not make sense
While it’s unclear if Samsung is canceling the Samsung Galaxy S22 FE, it probably would make sense if it did, as the phone itself probably wouldn’t be a very wise purchase.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE was launched a year after the Samsung Galaxy S21 and had broadly similar specs, and although the launch price was lower than the standard model, the S21 had been around long enough for it to be easy to find it at a reduced price below the S21. The price of FE.
This is a problem, given that the FE is positioned as being at the bottom of the Galaxy S range, although in the case of the S21 FE the problem was not as pronounced as it was with the Samsung Galaxy. S20 FE.
Samsung should therefore probably stop making these phones; either that or find a way to differentiate them more clearly from the rest of the Galaxy S line.
Via Notebookcheck and Dohyun Kim