Samsung has reportedly started testing the European firmware of the Galaxy S23 FE. This is a mandatory requirement for the market launch of the mobile phone. However, Samsung is said to be testing only the EU firmware so far, not the US and South Korean versions.
The report goes on to say that the Galaxy S23 FE will take a few months to complete before it can go on sale. That means the Galaxy S23 FE will likely arrive after the Galaxy Z Fold5 and Z Flip5. The upcoming foldables started firmware testing months ago. Samsung is expected to introduce the two new foldables in July and start selling them in early August.
Second rumor: Samsung Galaxy S23 FE coming before Galaxy Z Fold5 and Z Flip5
A second rumor speaks a completely different language. According to this, the entire Galaxy S23 series is said to be around 20% below sales of the S22 series so far. This is obviously far from ideal. For this reason, Samsung wants to bring forward the launch of the Galaxy S23 FE. If this rumor is true, the S23 FE could launch in July. Since only a few specifications have changed in the cheap version of the Galaxy S23, the development time would also be shorter than normal.
As usual, you should take the reports with a pinch of salt for the time being. As of now, they are only unconfirmed rumors. The Galaxy S23 FE is said to have Samsung’s Exynos 2200 chipset in all markets, a 50 megapixel main camera, a 4,500 mAh battery, as well as 6/8 GB RAM and 128/256 GB storage under the hood.