Samsung Galaxy S21 FE reportedly cancelled because of two external factors
The launch of the Galaxy S21 FE has taken another turn, having reportedly been delayed by several months from early summer. Recently, leakers alleged that Samsung would unveil the Galaxy S21 FE next month, which would offer many of the specifications as the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 Plus.
However, @UniverseIce, @Kuma_Sleepy and @FrontTron all claim that the October release date is now off. Supposedly, Samsung had planned to unveil the Galaxy S21 FE at an Unpacked event; it is unknown what other devices would have been showcased, if any.
Reputedly, an ongoing shortage of Snapdragon 888 chips has brought about the Galaxy S21 FE's demise, accelerated by the rate at which the Galaxy Z Flip 3's has been selling. @UniverseIce adds that it would be reasonable for Samsung to cancel its next Fan Edition handset if it has set a December release date for the Galaxy S22 series. We should stress that Samsung is yet to make any announcements to this effect.
Incidentally, SamMobile has already revealed what the Galaxy S21 FE looks like, courtesy of a leaked user manual. The device has appeared several times on Geekbench, among other benchmarking websites, too.