After two years of presence within its smartphone portfolio, therefore, Samsung could permanently set aside the FE series. Let's find out what could be the reasons behind this change of plans.
In September 2020, Samsung launched the Galaxy S20 FE on the market (actually arrived, in turn, in several variants), a medium-high-end Android smartphone that took some features from the brothers of the Galaxy S20 series, reaching a few months away from their presentation.
On that occasion, the South Korean manufacturer had expressed its intention to release a FE variant of its flagships of the Galaxy S series every year: the Galaxy S21 series also received an FE variant, albeit with slightly different timing than those adopted with the predecessor.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, in fact, arrived in January of this year, a few weeks before the Galaxy S22 and almost a year after the Galaxy S21: this delay, which in fact led to an overlap between the FE variant of the older generation. and the new Galaxy S22, has helped to create confusion among users who could not understand according to which criteria to prefer, at least according to the list prices, a Galaxy S21 FE rather than a Galaxy S22 or, even, a Galaxy S21.
Although the arrival of the Galaxy S21 FE was delayed compared to initial plans, evidence of its existence was already available online in the middle of last year, with official renders leaked as early as June 2021.
Now, however, the future of the FE range seems at least in doubt, since there is still no evidence that the Samsung Galaxy S22 FE is in the works.
The smartphone, whose model code was to be SM-S900, seems not to exist and, according to what was reported by the specialized portal Sammobile, multiple sources suggest that the Samsung Galaxy S22 FE project has actually been canceled.
Possible reasons behind the cancellation:
Probably the difficulty of placing it within the range led to Samsung deciding to focus on something else as the glue between the Galaxy A and Galaxy S ranges, seeing the FE series as anything but a priority.
Many users may be disappointed by the non-existence of a Samsung Galaxy S22 FE, especially considering that until now, here in Italy, the FE range was the only way to buy a classic top of the range from Samsung equipped with a Snapdragon SoC. Qualcomm and not the Exynos (present, for example, on the current top range Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 + and Galaxy S22 Ultra).
Wanting to force your hand a bit and browsing some previously leaked rumors (not all of which agree with each other), it is said that Samsung is oriented towards adopting a non-Exynos chip globally on the next Galaxy S23; this could take away even more sense from a smartphone which, at that point, would be configured as a weakened flagship and no longer as a valid alternative.
Written by Matteo with love from Italy