- Samsung may only start mass production of the Galaxy S21 FE in September.
- The company may postpone the release of this phone to October or November.
- According to reports, due to global chip shortages, Samsung has also cut its shipment targets.
We recently learned from sources that Samsung may launch the highly anticipated Galaxy S21 FE on September 9. electronic Indicates that this may not happen.
According to a Korean publication, the Galaxy S21 FE was originally scheduled to be mass-produced in the first half of this year. Sales of this phone are planned for the third quarter. However, due to the global chip shortage, the entire timetable was obviously delayed by four months. Samsung now expects to start mass production of S21 FE in September. This means that its actual availability may be extended to October or November.
An earlier report also hinted that Samsung could postpone the release of the Galaxy S21 FE to October because the company hopes to focus its marketing efforts on foldable phones. Another report in June suggested that Samsung completely stopped production of this phone, but the company considered this to be speculation.
In addition to the possible postponement of the release, the latest report also indicates that Samsung has cut its Galaxy S21 FE shipment target due to chip shortages. The SoC shortage forced the company to reduce its shipments by 3 million units, from the initial mid-term target of 10 million units to the early 10 million units.
At the same time, Samsung is also preparing for the release of the Galaxy S22 next year. The report points out that flagships may be released in January, just like their predecessors. Samsung is expected to start producing parts for the S22 series in November.