In January 2022, Samsung launched the Galaxy S21 FE but didn’t follow up with the Galaxy S22 FE. The S23 FE may not happen either, according to a reliable leakster a few weeks ago. SamMobile, however, claims the Samsung Galaxy S23 FE will launch in Q4 2023, meaning between October and December.

With the Galaxy S23 FE, Samsung seems to be flipping the script: The Galaxy S23 FE will be powered by the Exynos 2200 chip in all markets, including the United States.


According to what we’ve heard, the Exynos 2200 chip that powered the Galaxy S22 series in Europe will also power the S23 FE. With Samsung’s first AMD GPU chip, the Exynos 2200 was quite a mess, which is probably why Samsung decided to go all in with Qualcomm for its S23 series.

When the Galaxy S23 FE launches, the Exynos 2200 will be nearly two years old, so hopefully, it won’t cause the problems we saw with the Galaxy S22.

We have learned about a few other Galaxy S23 FE specs as well. The S23 FE could feature a 50MP rear camera as one of its biggest upgrades. Samsung upgraded the main camera on the (non-Ultra) Galaxy S22 and S23 to a 50-megapixel sensor, so we guess it’s only natural that the S23 FE gets the same upgrade.

In addition to 128GB and 256GB of storage, the S23 FE is expected to have 6GB or 8GB of RAM. The S23 FE will also have the same 4,500 mAh battery as its predecessors, likely with 25W fast charging.

Finally, Samsung appears to be matching the model numbers used for the flagship S series to those used for the Galaxy S FE series. Samsung will use the same model number for the S23 FE as it does for the Galaxy Z Flip lineup. The 7xx series indicates that while these are high-end devices, they do not qualify as flagships.