Samsung Galaxy S23 FE Launch Tipped by Tipster

Samsung’s FE lineup is popular among enthusiasts for bringing a competitive camera experience at the upper mid-range price tier. The last entry in this product line was the Galaxy S21 FE back in 2022. While the critical reception of the S20 FE was better thanks to the Snapdragon 865, the S21 FE is still a great pick for camera lovers.

Now, Samsung is gearing up to launch the Galaxy S23 FE. There are many rumors of this phone, and we’ve seen leaks of it for ages. Samsung is taking a long time for its development and launch strategy.

When Samsung launched the S21 FE, it was weird since the S22 lineup was released just a month after that. Besides, the S21 on discounts was a much better deal too. Samsung didn’t launch the S23 FE along with the S23 series since it will not get much attention.

Right now, the segment is clear of any upcoming launches. According to a reliable source on X, Samsung is apparently planning to launch the S23 FE sometime in September 2023. Many people thought Samsung would announce it during the Z Fold and Z Flip 5 event, but they did not. Samsung is probably saving it for another event later this year.

We already have a good idea of what kind of specifications to expect. The S23 FE may have a 120Hz 1080P AMOLED screen and a new 50MP main camera (possibly the GN3 or GN5 from its more expensive S23 counterpart). Reports about the secondary cameras are quite confusing. Some state that it’ll have an 8MP ultra-wide; other reports say it’s the 8MP Hynix sensor for 3X telephoto zoom.

In other specs, we expect a 10MP selfie camera, 4500 mAh battery and 25W charging, IP68 rating, plastic frame and back, wireless charging, 4 years of major OS updates (5 years security), and Android 13 (One UI 5.1) out of the box.

Only one aspect remains, and that’s the performance. It could pack three different types of SOCs. The best one is the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SOOC (TSMC 4nm, also on Z Fold 4), or they could just use the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (Samsung 4nm). Another alternative is the Exynos 2200 SOC (Samsung 4nm new node). We don’t know how the new Exynos will perform yet, and Samsung could once again offer different chips for different regions.

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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