The Galaxy S23 series made Samsung start the year with a blast. And for all that the lineup has to offer, there’s no doubt that the devices are selling better than their predecessors. But it seems that Samsung is not happy with the performance. So, to make up for the sub-standard sales of the S23 series, Samsung is rumored to launch the Galaxy S23 FE sooner than expected.
How soon? Well, according to Tech_Reve, who is a reliable tipster, Samsung could debut the Galaxy S23 FE before it launches the next foldable devices. And in case you are not caught up, the next-gen Galaxy foldable devices will likely drop on July 26. That is when Samsung set the second Galaxy Unpacked event.
Sluggish Sales of Galaxy S23 Series Are Making Samsung Launch the Galaxy S23 FE Early
According to @Tech_Reve, the current-gen Samsung Galaxy S Series is seeing “sluggish sales” performances. To be exact, Revegnus reported that the Galaxy S23 series saw a “significant decline” in sales in May. And the sale performance is anticipated to drop “by more than 20%” compared to the same period of last year.
The sales of the Galaxy S23 series, which initially saw great success upon its release, have significantly declined in May. It is anticipated that the sales of the Galaxy S23 series in the second quarter will decrease by more than 20% compared to the same period last year. pic.twitter.com/TXO9UJ8VzN
— Revegnus (@Tech_Reve) May 24, 2023
In short, Samsung is not happy with the current performance of the Galaxy S23 series. And to make up for the poor sales, Samsung is preparing for an early release of the Galaxy S23 FE. Apparently, Samsung wants to make more profit by making the affordable offering sell more.
Due to the sluggish sales of the S series, there are predictions that Samsung Electronics will release the 'Galaxy S23 FE' in certain regions before the launch of the new foldable phone. In this case, the Galaxy S23 FE is expected to be released around July or August. https://t.co/pxlXiNybq5
— Revegnus (@Tech_Reve) May 24, 2023
However, Revegnus reported that the Galaxy S23 FE would only see an early launch in certain regions. And although this info should be treated like any regular rumor, you can not deny that the Fan Editions of Samsung have been very inconspicuous in the past.
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Moreover, the Galaxy S23 FE has been in the rumor mill for quite a while. In fact, first, tipsters were reporting that Samsung would launch the S22 FE with the S23 series. But after a while, we learned that Samsung wanted to skip the Galaxy S22 FE and jump to S23 FE instead.
That said, the fact that the Galaxy S23 FE is being rumored to launch early in a few regions is interesting. Maybe, Samsung might have compared the performance of the S23 series in those specific regions. And that analysis might have made Samsung come up with an early launch decision for the affordable device.
Rumored Core Specs of Galaxy S23 Fan Edition
As stated earlier, the Galaxy S23 FE has been in the rumor mill for quite a while now. While there have been multiple rumored specs, the chances of the phone debuting with an Exynos 2200 are very high. That is, Samsung might not pack the device with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.
Wondering why Samsung would make such a decision? Well, by using an in-house chipset, Samsung will be able to cut down on manufacturing costs and increase the profit margin of the Galaxy S23 FE. After all, increasing the profit rate is exactly what Samsung would be looking to do by launching the phone early.
There’s not much concrete info about the other specs of the Galaxy S23 FE. But it’s certain that the phone will lose its charm if Samsung cuts too many corners. Also, Samsung needs to price it carefully because the Galaxy A54 5G is already a strong mid-range device.
Now, if you are wondering, the Galaxy A54 is currently going at $449. But it comes with Exynos 1380. In comparison, the Exynos 2200 that S23 FE is rumored to come with will be more powerful. Even so, Samsung should price it anywhere between $600 and $700. Anything higher will not make any sense.