Samsung confirmed pretty early on that it won’t release a new Galaxy Note smartphone this year. The company blamed the chip shortage for this decision. Subsequent reports suggested that Samsung would move up the Galaxy S21 FE launch instead.
The Galaxy S21 FE would have helped Samsung put a new flagship-level device on the market in the absence of the Galaxy Note 21. However, there are now rumors that Samsung has had to delay the Galaxy S21 FE release.
Galaxy S21 FE won’t be able to step in for the Galaxy Note 21
Samsung brought back its FE or Fan Edition model last year with the Galaxy S20 FE. That device ended up doing quite well. Samsung also confirmed that it would now release a new FE model for every new Galaxy S flagship.
The Galaxy S21 FE already looks to be an impressive device. The leaks suggest a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-O display with 120Hz refresh rate, a Snapdragon 888 chipset with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage. That’s in addition to a 12+12+12MP triple camera setup at the back and a 32MP selfie camera.