Things are pretty rough on the silicon side to date. Starting 2020, we have seen the chip shortage causing a phenomenal jump in the pricing of the processors, GPUs, mobile phones, etc. This also affected the production of the SoCs manufactured by Samsung and Qualcomm. Qualcomm, especially Snapdragon 888 has seen the worst. Many smartphones coming with this particular SoC are very rare right now. And the same SoC was set to be used in the Galaxy S21 FE, whose launch, after all, didn’t happen. And now things are getting out of hand, and Samsung might cancel the smartphone altogether because of the ongoing shortage.
What is going on with the Galaxy S21 FE?
A Samsung spokesperson has mentioned that Samsung has already canceled the launch event for the Galaxy S21 FE, to DDaily. Further, he adds that the company is looking into the “launch” itself. This points straight to the fact that Samsung is going to cancel the device.
The report further adds that the global chip shortage is to blame. And thanks to that, the flagship chip has been lost somewhere. Moreover, Samsung also says that their Galaxy Z Flip3 is also selling very well. So, Samsung might focus on manufacturing the said device. The Flip 3, S21 series and S21 FE would share the same SoC, so it will be better them for to focus on the existing devices, instead of making a new device.
Another thing is, Samsung is skipping the Galaxy Note series this year. And the current renders of the Galaxy S22 Ultra show a Note design, which might lead to the fact that Samsung is killing the series after all.
However, Samsung hasn’t gone official with the cancellation of the Galaxy S21 FE, so we can consider that there are some chances that Samsung will launch the affordable flagship, albeit the chances are very low.
Source: Android Authority
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