Samsung plans to launch a slightly different Galaxy S21 FE

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The final word on the block is that: we may not see the next generation of the Galaxy S FE series, at least not soon, but what would take its place? Well, Samsung could very well be rearranging its priorities, as a recent report by Galaxy Clubhint a Dutch Samsung blog.

The report states that Samsung has already made most of the preparations needed to officially release a cheaper version of the . to announce Galaxy S21 FE that would drop 5G connectivity and only support LTE (4G).

In addition, the chipset is said to be getting a downgrade, ditching the high-end Snapdragon 888 found on previous flagship phones like the Galaxy S21 Series, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3 and the Asus ROG Phone 5 and 5s series, just to name a few. Instead, the supposed S21 FE 4G is said to rock the mid-range Snapdragon 720G chipset.

To put some context here and understand the magnitude of this downgrade, the Snapdragon 720G is the same processor that comes with the Galaxy A52 and A72 — two lower mid-range or straight-up budget phones that are now over a year old.

The silver lining here is that no other downgrades have been reported. That means the same gorgeous 6.4-inch 120Hz AMOLED display, 45000mAh battery and charging speed, camera system and colors.

Why would Samsung downgrade the Galaxy FE?

Still, it’s hard not to initially scratch your head when hearing about this alleged decision Samsung has made. The Galaxy S Fan Edition (FE) should be what it sounds like – to the fans, to bring good specs with carefully cut corners to make the price more reasonable.

On the other hand, the Galaxy S21 FE had a difficult launch as the price ($700) was so close to the actual flagship. Galaxy S22 Series ($800) from Samsung. There are also telephones such as the Pixel 6 that cost just $600 which shows how serious the competition is in this price segment, not to mention the upcoming The Pixel 6a is said to come with the same chipset as its more expensive siblings. When you look at the bigger picture, Samsung seems to be making the right move here, and not such a surprising one either.

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