Samsung has brushed down a story that the corporation had halted production of the Galaxy S21 FE, a future phone. Over the weekend, the Korean newspaper ETNews said that manufacture of the mystery phone had halted due to a scarcity of semiconductors, with Qualcomm CPUs being reassigned to foldable devices.
The item has since been removed, and Samsung now claims that no decision has been made on whether or not to suspend production. “While we cannot share details of the unreleased product, nothing has been determined on the claimed production suspension,” the business states in a text message to Bloomberg.
The Galaxy S21 FE (Fan Edition) was believed to be a stripped-down, more cheap variant of the standard S21. Dieter Bohn gave the Galaxy S20 FE a positive review last year, saying it had “a few high-quality components that will please while the cheaper pieces don’t impair the experience too much.”
Although the S21 FE wasn’t officially unveiled, Samsung did mention at an event last year that it wanted to create Fan Editions of its flagship phones in the future. In April, OnLeaks leaked supposed renders of the S21 FE, which showed a design that was comparable to the well-received Galaxy S21.
While it’s notable that Samsung didn’t flatly refute ETNews’ report, the truth may take some time to emerge. Even though Samsung is having supply chain challenges with its successor right now, the S20 FE wasn’t announced until September last year and was released in October, so a launch wasn’t necessarily imminent.