Samsung Galaxy S23 FE tipped to launch with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC
The fate of Samsung's FE lineup has been uncertain since the market's tepid response to the Galaxy S21 FE. Its successor, the Galaxy S22 FE, was to be cancelled, although one rumour insisted it would run the also-doomed Exynos 2300. Now, the Galaxy S23 FE is back on the table, and it will supposedly run a high-end chip from Qualcomm.
Twitter leaker OreXDA (the same person who initially proclaimed the smartphone dead) says the Galaxy S23 FE will be powered by the last-gen Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 to "adjust the unit price". It makes sense, given it is last year's model, allowing OEMs to purchase it at a lower price. Furthermore, it isn't a bad chip and should offer a flagship-tier experience even a year after its launch.
OreXDA says he'll leak more information about the Galaxy S23 FE later. While it is far too early to start making assumptions, one can expect the smartphone to use a 120 Hz AMOLED screen and some, if not all, of the Galaxy S23 series' camera sensors. The Galaxy S21 FE arrived a bit too late to make any meaningful impact; hence Samsung could likely launch it sometime in Q3 or Q4.