Samsung Galaxy S21 FE surfaced in press renders last week after the CAD-based renders recently. Earlier rumours said that the Galaxy S21 FE will be introduced at an Unpacked event tentatively scheduled on August 19th. Yesterday, a report from South Korea’s ETNews said that the company has halted the production of the phone due to global chip shortage, but the article has been taken down.
Today, in response to the report to Bloomberg, Samsung said that it has not yet decided whether to suspend production of the S21 Fan Edition. The ETNews report mentioned that Samsung had asked the suppliers to halt the production of parts for the phone on the June 11th itself, and the reason might be due to Snapdragon 888 yield issues from Samsung foundry rather than the global demand for chips.
Regarding this, Samsung in a statement, said:
While we cannot discuss details of the unreleased product, nothing has been determined regarding the alleged production suspension.
Based on earlier rumours, the S21 FE 5G is said to feature a 6.4-inchFHD+ Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED Display with 120Hz refresh rate, Snapdragon 888 with up to 8GB LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256GB storage, 12MP rear camera with OIS, LED Flash, 12MP Ultra Wide sensor, f/2.2 aperture, Telephoto camera, 32MP front camera, IP68 water-resistant body and a 4500mAh battery with 25W fast charging, 15W Qi wireless charging.
Samsung already said that it will not be launching the Galaxy Note20 series this year, but the Galaxy Fold Z3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 are expected to be introduced at an Unpacked event in the first week of August.