Samsung downplayed a report claiming that the company has stopped producing the upcoming Galaxy S21 FE phone. South Korean publication ETNews claimed over the weekend that the production of this phone was stopped without notice due to semiconductor shortages and that Qualcomm processors had been reallocated to foldable devices.
The report has been deleted, and Samsung has now stated that it has not yet made a decision on whether to stop production.
In a statement sent to Bloomberg via text message, the company stated: “Although we cannot discuss the details of the unreleased product, we have not yet made any determination on the so-called discontinuation.”
Galaxy S21 FE (FE stands for Fan Edition) is expected to be It is a more affordable version of the ordinary S21.
Last year, Dieter Bohn gave a positive review of the Galaxy S20 FE, noting that it has some pleasant high-quality components, and cheaper components will not have much impact on the experience. S21 FE has not been officially announced.
But Samsung said at an event last year that it plans to launch a fan version of its flagship phone in the future. OnLeaks released a rendering of what is said to be the S21 FE in April, showing a design similar to the popular Galaxy S21.
It is worth noting that Samsung did not completely deny the ETNews report, but it may take a while for the truth to be revealed. The S20 FE was not announced until September last year and was launched in October, so even if Samsung is now experiencing supply chain issues with its successor, it may not be launched soon.