Samsung Reportedly Skipping Galaxy S23 FE in 2022
In an effort to keep expenses in check and better sell existing products during a global slowdown in smartphone sales, Samsung may be looking to launch fewer models this year. However, releasing fewer phones could make product strategy tricky for a company with a broad audience across the price spectrum. Rumors circulated that a mid-market phone, the Galaxy S23 FE, could appear this year in place of a Galaxy A74. But according to rumors debunked by leaks blogger Roland Quandt, there’s no sign that Samsung is working on a Galaxy S23 FE.
If true, this would be the second year in a row without an entry in the Fan Edition series, which began in 2017 with the Galaxy Note FE. Samsung brought back the Fan Edition branding in 2020 with the successful release of the Galaxy S20 FE, but floundered with the Galaxy S21 FE due to a late announcement and a higher-than-expected price tag. Despite the moderate success of the FE lineup, Samsung did not release a Galaxy S22 FE last year, leading to claims that the company was done entirely with Fan Edition phones. However, we hope to see a $600-700 Galaxy S23 FE released this year.
For those looking for a new Android smartphone, the Galaxy S23 is currently one of our favorites. As 2023 progresses, stellar prices on the Galaxy S23 will be available.