Last week, news broke out that the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE will be delayed until October. Most importantly, the same report said that the smartphone will be limited to the US and Europe. Now, days later, another report reiterates the handset’s launch timeline, however, it suggests a different availability.
According to a report by Maeil Economic Daily (via FrontTron), the Galaxy S21 FE will be released in Q4 2021. The handset was supposed to launch in August. The reason for the delay is none other than the global semiconductor shortage.
Samsung is facing difficulties in procuring the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset for the successor of Galaxy S20 FE. Hence, the older report stated that the smartphone will be only launching in the US and Europe.
But now, the latest report says that the South Korean tech giant will be using its in-house Exynos 2100 SoC alongside the Snapdragon 888 to compensate for the shortage.
Unfortunately, it’s not known what region will be getting which variant of the device. But most likely, Samsung will release the Snapdragon 888 version in the US and Europe since they are the company’s key markets other than its home country South Korea.
As per previous reports, the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE will come with a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-O display with a 120Hz refresh rate, up to 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage, 12MP triple camera setup, 32MP selfie camera, One UI 3.1.1 based on Android 11, 4,500mAh battery, 25W fast wired charging 15W fast wireless charging, and 4.5W reverse wireless charging.