Samsung might be preparing for the release of the Samsung Galaxy S23 FE, a more affordable version of the existing Samsung Galaxy S23, potentially scheduled for launch in September. Despite ongoing rumors, the company has not yet provided official confirmation. The “Fan Edition” (FE) series from Samsung typically offers budget-friendly alternatives to its flagship counterparts. Therefore, it’s reasonable to predict that the Galaxy S23 FE will be priced lower than the Galaxy S23. Leaked specifications are already circulating ahead of the official announcement.
Renowned tipster Yogesh Brar, on the platform formerly known as Twitter, has suggested that the Galaxy S23 FE is expected to feature a 6.4-inch Full-HD+ Dynamic AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. This display size is slightly larger than the 6.1-inch screen of the Galaxy S23. Samsung may also adjust the build quality to achieve a more competitive price point. Another possibility is that the Galaxy S23 FE could find a place between the Galaxy S23 and the Galaxy S23 Plus.
As per Brar’s information, the phone will be powered by either a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC or an Exynos 2200 SoC, depending on the region. In the past, Qualcomm chipsets were mainly reserved for the US and Japanese markets, while the rest of the world, including India, received the Exynos variant.
The expected rear camera setup of the Galaxy S23 FE includes a 50-megapixel primary camera, along with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera and a 12-megapixel camera. On the front, a 10-megapixel selfie camera is anticipated. Other notable features include Android 13-based OneUI 5.1, a 4,500mAh battery with 25W fast charging, a promise of four years of Android OS upgrades, and wireless charging. Additionally, the phone might offer a certain level of IP rating for dust and water resistance.
Details regarding the exact launch date are still unclear, and it remains uncertain whether Samsung intends to release the device in India. In recent developments, the South Korean tech giant upgraded the Galaxy S21 FE for the Indian market, equipping it with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. Initially, the Galaxy S21 FE had launched with the Exynos 2100 SoC in the previous year. The Snapdragon-powered variant was priced at Rs 49,999, while the standard Galaxy S23 starts at Rs 74,999, and the Galaxy S23+ begins at Rs 94,999 (for the 256GB model).
Should Samsung decide to introduce the Galaxy S23 FE in India, the projected price range could be between Rs 50,000 and Rs 60,000. It’s important to note that the launch is not confirmed by Samsung, and there is also the possibility that the company might choose not to release a new FE model, especially considering that the previous Galaxy S22 did not receive a fan-edition version.