Samsung Galaxy S21 FE launch could be delayed due to global chip shortage
We've been hearing quite a bit about the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE over the past few weeks. The smartphone made multiple appearances on Geekbench. We even got to know about its price and looks via an earlier report. Therefore, it would seem that Samsung will launch the Galaxy S21 FE sometime in August, as prophesized by a leaked roadmap earlier this year. However, a new report suggests that we may have to wait a bit longer before seeing Samsung's affordable flagship in action.
Sources familiar with the matter told Bloomberg that the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE launch could be delayed. Alternatively, a well-known Naver leaker says that the Galaxy Unpacked event has been pushed back by 1-2 months. However, Samsung's newest foldables, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 are on track to be launched on August 3. We could even see Samsung's first-ever WearOS-powered smartwatches in action.
Some time ago, we reported that Qualcomm had trouble keeping up with demand for its Snapdragon 888 chipset. That could be one of the main reasons why the Galaxy S21 FE release date has been pushed back. Samsung will, in all likelihood, want to reserve its Snapdragon 888 stock for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and other high-end devices. So far, we're yet to see an Exynos 2100-powered Galaxy S21 FE out in the wild, so we can reasonably assume this year's model will exclusively use the Snapdragon 888.