Samsung Galaxy S23 FE tipped to arrive in Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and Exynos 2200 flavours
Multiple reports claimed the Galaxy S23 FE didn't exist. Some still do, but the overwhelming consensus among insiders is that the smartphone is real. However, there has been a hot debate about its specs, with an earlier rumour stating it would feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC. Multiple leakers have now zeroed in on an entirely different piece of hardware.
@OreXDA and @Tech_Reve, two prominent Twitter leakers, now say the Galaxy S23 FE will use a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. A rumour from Meeco spotted by another Twitter user @QaM_Section31 user adds a unique twist- at least one variant of the affordable flagship will be powered by the doomed Exynos 2200. It will, however, be fabricated on Samsung's "improved" 4 nm process, potentially allowing it to outperform its predecessor found on the Galaxy S22.
@OreXDA adds FE-branded smartphones will replace the "Plus" variants in the future. It seems a bit far-fetched, especially when the Galaxy S23 FE was touted as a Galaxy A7x replacement. The two-chipset rumour also suggests Samsung could go back to its two-pronged approach again. Then again, it was supposed to do so regardless, with the Galaxy S24 marking the return of Exynos SoCs.
Other Galaxy S23 FE specs include a 120 Hz OLED screen and three Samsung ISOCELL GN3 camera sensors. At first glance, it doesn't seem all that different from the vanilla Galaxy S23/Galaxy S23+, but it could miss out on some of the goodies, such as wireless charging and an all-glass chassis. The smartphone will supposedly retail at US$699 and launch sometime in Q4 2023, although Meeco's Vampire King says it could come as early as August.