According to a leakster on Twitter, Samsung’s Galaxy S23 family sales dropped significantly this month. It is reported that Samsung’s flagship slab-style line will see sales fall 20% in the second quarter (April to June) compared to the Galaxy S22 series last year. There seems to be a lower demand from “general consumers” than expected. By March, all the early adopters had purchased Samsung’s brand-new devices, and after that not many others were interested.
Samsung allegedly accelerated the launch of the Galaxy S23 FE due to this situation. There is a rumor that this model will be unveiled and released on the market before the Galaxy Z Fold5 and Flip5.
We might see the Galaxy S23 FE in July, or maybe even earlier. It’s been rumored for months, and now it’s said to be a “budget-friendly” version of the Galaxy S23, with just a few specs changed, thus needing a shorter development time.
SamMobile confirms the Galaxy S23 FE won’t be released anytime soon. The launch hasn’t been announced, so there are several possibilities. The Galaxy S23 FE may have been delayed from Q4 2023 to Q1 2024 by Samsung. The company may have also canceled or renamed the smartphone due to current market conditions.
A new camera and performance are expected to be included in the Galaxy S23 FE. With the Galaxy S23 FE, Samsung could upgrade to a 50MP primary camera, which it has been using in Fan Edition phones for years. Using a 50MP sensor would bring it closer to the Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23+.