Samsung Galaxy S22 FE is said to have been killed by the Korean tech giant. Previously, the Galaxy S22 FE was supposed to launch this year as the successor to the Galaxy S21 FE, but according to a new report, that may not be the case. Samsung is said to have reallocated the chips for the Galaxy S22 FE to the Galaxy S22 Ultra. Samsung introduced the Fan Edition (FE) models in September 2020 with the launch of the Galaxy S20 FE. The FE series often launches as a scaled-down version of Samsung’s flagship devices.
According to one report by the Korean publication Etnews, SAMSUNG canceled Galaxy S22 FE to ramp up production even more Galaxy S22 Ultra. The chips for the Galaxy S22 FE are said to have been reallocated to the Galaxy S22 Ultra to enhance the output of the latter series. According to the report, the smartphone brand was previously expected to produce 3 million units of the Galaxy S22 FE model this year. The chip shortage and strong demand for the Galaxy S22 Ultra may have caused Samsung to shelve its plans to release the Samsung Galaxy S22 FE.
Samsung is said to launch the Galaxy S23 FE next year. Shipments of the upcoming Fan Edition are expected to reach three million units in the second half of next year. The company is also said to plan to ship 8.5 million Galaxy S23 units, 6.5 million Galaxy S23 Plus units, and 13 million Galaxy S23 Ultra units next year. The Galaxy S23 series could be announced in January 2023.
Galaxy S22 Ultra is disclosure in February in India alongside the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+ for an initial price of Rs. 1,09,999 for the 12GB RAM + 256GB variant. This phone emerged as a best-selling model and followed recent report, an estimated 10.9 million Galaxy S22 Ultra smartphones were sold in the first 12 months since its launch. According to one report by Counterpoint Research, Galaxy S22 Ultra was the 5th best selling smartphone globally in April 2022 with 1.5% sales share.