NEW DELHI: There’s no doubt that the Samsung Galaxy S20 FE is one of the most-powerful smartphones of the company launched in 2020. Happy with its success, Samsung is expected to bring its sequel this year.
Some earlier rumours suggested that Samsung might launch the smartphone in August along with its next generation foldable smartphones and Galaxy Watch 4 series. But, a new report reveals that the launch of Galaxy S21 FE is in trouble due to chip shortage.
According to a report by Korean publication ET News, Samsung has stopped the production of Galaxy S21 FE. The report adds that the company had moved its supply of Qualcomm chips to upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 foldable smartphones. As a result of this, the production of Galaxy S21 FE was suspended.
“Samsung has allocated Qualcomm APs [application processors – ed] to foldable phones and suspended the FE model because there are not enough semiconductors. After getting approval for mass production, each company started production, but there was an unprecedented issue of stopping”, reads the report.
On the other hand, another tipster Ice Universe claims that the battery could be the other reason why Samsung decided to stop the production.
In response to this report, Samsung told Bloomerg, “While we cannot discuss details of the unreleased product, nothing has been determined regarding the alleged production suspension.”
Meanwhile,various online rumours suggest that Samsung is might launch its next generation foldable smartphones and Galaxy Watch 4 series on August 3 at its Galaxy Unpacked event.