Samsung is scrapping the Galaxy S22 FE — here’s why


There will probably not be a Samsung Galaxy S22 FE this year. The success of the top model Galaxy S22 Ultra could be to blame. However, there is hope for 2023.

In recent years, Samsung has launched a cheaper “Fan Edition” of its flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S21. But there will probably not be a Galaxy S22 FE this year. This reports SamMobile citing several unspecified sources.

Samsung needs more chips for the S22 Ultra

The main reason for this is said to be the still limited production capacity for microchips. Samsung is said to have originally planned to produce and sell a total of three million Galaxy S22 FE models in 2022. However, the processor chips intended for these smartphones are now to be used to increase production capacity for the top model Galaxy S22 Ultra.

Accordingly, the demand for the expensive flagship device should be significantly higher than forecast by Samsung. While Samsung originally expected 11 million Galaxy S22 Ultra devices to be sold in the first twelve months, market data suggests that more than 10 million devices were sold in the first half of 2022.

The “Fan Edition” could celebrate a comeback in 2023

Because the top model has a larger profit margin for the group than a cheaper device, like the Galaxy S22 FE should have been, the South Koreans apparently decided to cancel the “Fan Edition” this year. According to SamMobile, it could make a comeback in 2023 with the Samsung Galaxy S23 FE.

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