The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE originally was to release alongside the Galaxy z Flip 3 and the Galaxy Z fold 3 in August 2021. However, as per the latest reports Samsung has cancelled the launch of Galaxy S21 FE due to the ongoing chip shortage. It is now reported that the smartphone could be cancelled.
Why has Samsung cancelled Galaxy S21 FE launch?
According to South Korean publication D Daily, Samsung is planning to cancel the Galaxy Unpacked October 2021 event where the company had to announce the Galaxy S21 FE. The event was earlier planned for mid-October. But the Galaxy Z Flip 3 received a great response from the public and higher than expected sales. There have also been news of the semiconductor chip shortage. Therefore, reportedly Samsung has cancelled the launch of the Galaxy S21 FE. The company reportedly wants to focus on the Galaxy Z Flip 3.
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The Galaxy Z Flip 3 is reportedly selling extremely well and Samsung is unable to keep the production in sync with the orders. Moreover, the Galaxy S21 FE would use the Snapdragon 888 chipset in most of the markets. This chip has serious availability issues and its price has gone up as well. The company even reportedly tried to reduce the cost of the display and the design to make up for the price of the chipset.
As per information, the Galaxy S21 FE features a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. Along with that it also features a 32MP selfie camera, and a 12MP triple-camera setup at the rear. The device uses the Snapdragon 888 processor, 8GB RAM, and 128GB/256GB internal storage. Other features include an IP68 rating and a 4,500mAh battery with 25W fast charging.