According to a recent report from Korea, Samsung is planning to release the Galaxy S23 FE in August or September of this year, directly skipping the Galaxy S22 FE. Previously, rumors suggested that the Galaxy S22 FE would replace the Galaxy A74 in 2023. However, the launch was postponed due to the semiconductor shortage and lower demand for smartphones towards the end of 2022.
The decision to launch the Galaxy S23 FE alongside the other phones in the Galaxy S23 series is expected to reinvigorate the Galaxy S FE series, which was rumored to be discontinued. The Galaxy S21 FE, which was supposed to launch in 2021, was delayed and only released in January 2022.
Although the specifications for the Galaxy S23 FE are yet to be announced, it is unlikely to be powered by the Exynos 2300 SoC. Instead, Samsung may opt for an older Snapdragon SoC like the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, as it had used the Exynos 2100 in the S21 FE. It is unclear if the launch of the Galaxy S22 FE will be expanded to other countries this year.
As we wait for more details to emerge in the coming months, it will be interesting to see what Samsung has in store for the Galaxy S23 FE.