Over the weekend the celebrated ETNews wrote that the production works of Galaxy S21 FE they were arrested because of the so-called shortage of components, specifically semiconductors. The smartphone has not yet been made official, but rumors have been talking about it for months. And, according to the latest rumors, may never see the light because apparently Samsung wants to allocate the (few) processors available on foldables.
Following the latest rumors – at the time of writing the ETNews article no longer available – Samsung also intervened, declaring in a note released via Bloomberg that it has not yet been decided whether Galaxy S21 FE will be canceled or not: “While we don’t normally talk about details on unreleased products, nothing has yet been determined regarding the alleged suspension of production. [di Galaxy S21 FE]”.
Galaxy S21 FE at risk due to lack of chip supply
The family with suffix FE (Fan Edition) was inaugurated in 2020 by Samsung with Galaxy S20 FE, a smartphone similar to the top of the range of the same generation but offered with lower quality materials and a more affordable list price. It was expected that Samsung would have matured the same approach with Galaxy S21 FE but, following the latest rumors, some doubts have arisen about the possibility of seeing a new “FE” again this year.
It must be said that Samsung had promised last year that the new series would expand from year to year with new models, and the first renders of S21 FE have already appeared in April showing a design very similar to that of the top of range of the Korean company of this generation.
To date Samsung he hasn’t denied the ETNews revelations, and perhaps at the moment he just needs to take time to understand the real feasibility of the project based on semiconductor shortages. Galaxy S20 FE was announced in September 2020, and – if Samsung can get around the supply issues – the successor should arrive around the same time.