The Galaxy S21 FE was supposed to be unveiled during Samsung’s Unpacked event in August, but it was finally postponed until a separate launch in October.
According to recent rumours from South Korea, the Korean manufacturer has postponed the launch completely, citing strong Galaxy Z Flip3 sales as well as a chip scarcity afflicting the smartphone industry in 2021.
Samsung had planned an Unpacked event for mid-October, however a corporate official revealed that it will not take place, and the team is evaluating whether the phone will be released at all. With a Snapdragon 888 processor, the Galaxy Z Flip3 is already selling well, and the Galaxy S21 FE was supposed to launch with the same chipset.
Due to the uncertainty in the chip manufacturing lines, Samsung must choose between cutting the foldable, which is still a jaw-dropping smartphone and a flag-bearer of the company’s skills as a technical leader, and cutting the Galaxy S21 lineup’s value-for-money leader.