According to some reports out of South Korea, Samsung has suspended production of the Galaxy S20 FE successor due to a battery shortage. A few other reports, however, blame the move on a chip shortage.
According to a since-deleted report from ETNews, Samsung has decided to cancel the Galaxy S21 FE altogether due to a shortage of Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chips. Samsung leaker Ice Universe suggests the company has only temporarily halted production of the S21 FE due to a battery shortage.
As reported by SamMobile, Galaxy S21 FE’s primary battery supplier, LG Energy Solutions, is currently dealing with a few production issues. The secondary supplier, Samsung SDI, is yet to start producing batteries for the upcoming value flagship.
In a statement sent to Bloomberg, Samsung said:
While we cannot discuss details of the unreleased product, nothing has been determined regarding the alleged production suspension.
The Galaxy S21 FE is expected to arrive with a 6.5-inch AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution and the same 120Hz refresh rate as the best Android phones. It is also tipped to feature a Snapdragon 888 chipset, triple 12MP cameras, Wi-Fi 6 support, and a 4,500mAh battery.
Android Central has reached out to Samsung and is awaiting comment.
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