The Galaxy S21 FE was originally meant to be unveiled alongside the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and the Galaxy Z Fold 3 in August 2021. However, the company had reportedly postponed the announcement due to supply chain issues and the ongoing chip shortage. It is now being reported that the value flagship smartphone could be cancelled after all.
According to South Korean publication DDaily, Samsung has cancelled the Galaxy Unpacked October 2021 event where the company was meant to announce the Galaxy S21 FE. The event was planned for mid-October, but due to higher than expected sales of the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and the semiconductor chip shortage, the South Korean firm has cancelled the launch of the Galaxy S21 FE. The company reportedly wants to focus on the Galaxy Z Flip 3.
The Galaxy Z Flip 3 is reportedly selling extremely well and Samsung is unable to keep the production in sync with the orders. Moreover, the Galaxy S21 FE was meant to use the Snapdragon 888 chipset in most of the markets, and the chip has serious availability issues. If Samsung launches the Galaxy S21 FE, it could affect the production of the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and the Galaxy Z Fold 3. And that is not ideal for the company.
As per leaked information, the Galaxy S21 FE features a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, a 32MP selfie camera, and a 12MP triple-camera setup at the rear. The device uses the Snapdragon 888 processor, 8GB RAM, and 128GB/256GB internal storage. Other features include an IP68 rating, stereo speakers, 5G, and a 4,500mAh battery with 25W fast charging.