Samsung India has announced the launch of a new smartphone on October 4th, which according to various leaks, is the Galaxy S23 FE (Fan Edition), a sub-model in the tradition of the late year.
In Samsung’s promotional image, three rear cameras are displayed, accompanied by the words “The New Epic,” indicating a deliberate focus on the camera aspect. Furthermore, leaked information from Youtuber Mukul Sharma suggests that the Galaxy S23 FE variant sold in India will be equipped with the Exynos 2200 chip, which was unveiled in 2022 and is used in the Galaxy S22, rather than the Snapdragon chip used in the regular Galaxy S23 model.
SamMobile website provides information that only a few countries, such as the United States and Canada, will receive the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1-equipped Galaxy S23 FE (as used in some S22 models), while the majority of countries will have the Exynos variant.
The absence of a Galaxy S22 FE last year may have been a result of the delayed sales of the Galaxy S21 FE, which performed poorly due to its close proximity in sales to the Galaxy S22. Therefore, it is intriguing that Samsung is introducing the Galaxy S23 FE without delay this year, showing that Samsung may be back on track with their product launches.
TLDR: Samsung India is set to launch the Galaxy S23 FE on October 4th, with leaked information pointing to a focus on the camera aspect and the use of the Exynos 2200 chip in the Indian variant. While select countries will have the Snapdragon variant, the majority will have the Exynos version. This comes as Samsung did not release a Galaxy S22 FE last year, possibly due to poor sales of the Galaxy S21 FE, but the timely release of the Galaxy S23 FE showcases Samsung’s return to their regular product launch schedule. (144 words)