08 October 2021
Samsung has reportedly decided to cancel the Galaxy S21 FE launch. The report is coming from a South Korean publication DDaily citing insider sources. The reason for the decision is said to be the immense success of the Galaxy Z Flip 3. The current-gen affordable foldable is seeing a lot of demand from buyers.
The report mentions that the Galaxy Z Flip 3 demand is so huge that Samsung is finding it hard to keep up. The team has decided to keep their focus only on the foldable and ditch Galaxy S21 FE manufacturing plans. Another important reason is the global chipset shortage that has already affected many OEMs.
The Galaxy S21 FE was previously rumored to go official during mid-October. It was speculated that the affordable flagship will go on pre-orders starting October 20th and launch on October 29th. Some of the speculated features include a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The choice of the chipset was tipped to be Qualcomm Snapdragon 888.
The battery capacity is 4,500mAh with 25W fast charging support. There is expected to be 8GB of RAM along with 128GB and 256GB onboard storage options. It was also expected to have 5G support.