Samsung decided last year to skip the Galaxy S22 FE due to ongoing chip shortages. Also there was high demand for its flagship Galaxy S22 Ultra. A new report from South Korea’s news outlet The Elec now suggests that the Fan Edition will return in 2023. The Samsung Galaxy S23 FE is scheduled to be launched in August/September.
The Galaxy FE series made its global breakthrough in 2020 with over 10 million Samsung Galaxy S20 FE sold at the time. The benchmark for the successor, the Galaxy S21 FE, was correspondingly high, and it consequently fell short of expectations. Samsung reconsidered the Fan Edition series and decided to skip the Galaxy S22 FE.
According to the new report, Samsung will skip the Galaxy A74 in 2023 instead. Instead, the Koreans are focused on launching the Galaxy S23 FE in more markets. The Galaxy A series will be slightly redesigned. And instead of the A74, the Galaxy A54 will be the new mid-range flagship. It will also be interesting to see how much power the A54 will have under the hood as the new midrange queen. With the Galaxy S23 FE, this is already relatively clear. Either the same Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset found in the S23 and S23+ takes over the drive, or there’s a slight downgrade to the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor.