Samsung is planning an early summer launch for the Galaxy S24 FE

The Galaxy S23 FE launched to mixed critical reception. The base S23 had dropped in price by then, and just for a bit more, you could get the S23 over the S23 FE, which was a better phone in all aspects. However, the S23 FE got multiple price drops after that, and it’s a recommendable option now, provided your region has the 8 Gen 1 variant. The Exynos 2200 still suffers from typical Samsung foundry drawbacks, like poor battery life.

To favor the Galaxy FE lineup, Samsung no longer sells the A7X series of phones, and the A5X series has increased its price. Earlier reports suggested Samsung may launch the Galaxy S24 FE around September or October 2024. It’s still too early to expect a launch anytime soon since the S23 FE launched in October.

However, Samsung might launch it a bit earlier in July at the second Galaxy Unpacked event of the year, where we also expect Samsung to announce the Z Fold 6 and Z Flip 6 series. That rumor was false because Samsung will not launch a more affordable foldable phone.

A company called Anapass will supply the DDI (Display Driver IC) for the AMOLED screens of the S24 FE. Mass production for the TCON Driver IC for the OLED has allegedly started. The production of the S24 FE is multiple million units, and they expect it to sell well.

Samsung will make the OLED display themselves. It’ll feature the Chip-On-Film (COF) from Stemco and the IC from Anapass. This technology enables more display freedom. This will enable a better screen-to-body result since the bezels will also slim down compared to the S23 FE.

The S24 FE will mostly use the Exynos 2400 worldwide. It could use the 8 Gen 3 in a select few regions. According to a leak from X, it’ll come with up to 12GB of LPDDR5X RAM. We’ll get 256GB (UFS 4.0) storage/ 128GB (UFS 3.1) storage. The size is expected to be around 6.1″, and a 4500mAh battery with 25W charging. The sensors will mostly remain the same as last year. However, this value proposition is much better, thanks to the latest chipsets. The S24 FE will feature obvious cost cuts, like an optical fingerprint. The display will also be weaker, and the construction will not be as premium. It’s the same case with the software features, too, for the most part.

Ankan is a tech enthusiast with a particular passion for Samsung gadgets. He has extensive hands-on experience testing out the latest Samsung smartphones, tablets, wearables, and other devices. At SamInsider, he provides reliable coverage of everything happening in the Samsung world. Email: (Follow on X/Twitter)

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