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- A new Galaxy S23 FE leak states that the phone will launch in Q4 2023.
- Surprisingly, it is expected to be powered by the Exynos 2200 chipset in all markets including the US.
- The phone is apparently getting a camera upgrade, ditching the 12MP sensor found on its predecessors.
There’s been a lot of chatter around the Samsung Galaxy S23FE recently. Some say the phone does not exist, while many believe that Samsung is indeed reviving the Fan Edition this year. A fresh report of SamMobile, published April 1, agrees with the latter and makes a surprising claim over the phone. While we initially doubted it was a cruel April Fool’s joke, we now think it’s just a real leak.
So what’s the latest on the Galaxy S23 FE? According to the sources of the publication, the Galaxy S23 FE is indeed in the works and will be launched in the fourth quarter of this year. But the main news is that the device is expected to launch in all markets, including the US, with the Exynos 2200 modem. That’s right, that means the S23 FE may not get a Qualcomm processor anywhere in the world.
If you remember, the Exynos 2200 is the same processor that powered the Galaxy S22 series in Europe and some other parts of the world. It was the first Samsung chip with an AMD GPU with ray tracing and variable speed shading capabilities. However, the chip was responsible for multiple performance issues in the Galaxy S22 range. It will also be nearly two years old by the time the Galaxy S23 FE arrives, which leaves us wondering if the device will be dead on arrival.
Either way, there’s still reason to cheer for the S23 FE. The report says that Samsung is equipping it with an improved 50MP rear camera. That’s a welcome improvement over the 12MP snapper shared by the Galaxy S20 FE and Galaxy S21 FE. The new 50MP shooter on the S23 FE could be the same one we’ve seen on the non-ultra Galaxy S23 models.
Furthermore, the Galaxy S23 FE would also have n128GB and 256GB storage tiers, 6/8GB RAM, the same 4,500mAh battery as its predecessor, and 25W fast charging.