Reports have claimed that Samsung has suspended production of an upcoming phone called the Samsung S21 FE release date due to a shortage of semiconductors and that Qualcomm processors have been reallocated to foldable devices. Samsung has denied that production of the unannounced phone has been suspended.
Samsung says it hasn’t yet decided Samsung S21 FE release date of production, after deleting the report. According to a statement sent to Bloomberg, the company does not want to comment on specifics about the unreleased product.
A Galaxy S21 FE – Fan Edition – was expected to be a more affordable, cut-down version of the regular S21. In a review he published last year of the Galaxy S20 FE, Dieter Bohn praised it for its “high-quality components that will delight users, while the cheaper accessories don’t harm them too much.”
The S21 Fan Edition wasn’t officially announced Samsung S21 FE release date, but Samsung said at an event last year that it would continue to release Fan Editions.
It was discovered that OnLeaks had posted renders of the S21 FE back in April, showing a design that was similar to that of the well-received Galaxy S21.
While it’s noteworthy that Samsung didn’t deny ETNews’ report outright, it may take some time before the truth emerges.
The S20 FE wasn’t announced until September last year and got a Samsung S21 FE release date in October, so even if Samsung is experiencing supply chain issues with its successor right now, a launch wasn’t necessarily imminent.