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Samsung canceled the launch of the budget flagship

Samsung will not hold the presentation of the Galaxy S21 FE smartphone, which was planned in mid-October, the South Korean portal DDaily reports. The company is also considering a complete cancellation of the gadget.

According to the leaks, there are several reasons why the company plans to cancel the device. The main one is the global shortage of chips. It was assumed that one version of the Galaxy S21 FE will work on the basis of the Snapdragon 888 chip, and the second will be built on a chip of Samsung's own production Exynos 2100. Due to the successful sales of the foldable Galaxy Z Flip 3 with Snapdragon 888, the company has to redistribute its chip stocks in favor of a premium and popular device that stands out favorably against competitors.

Despite this, Samsung began actively preparing for the production of a semi-flagship device in the summer, but stopped at a batch of 10 thousand devices, which is extremely small for a product that is being prepared for sale.

Another possible reason for the cancellation of the S21 FE is the Galaxy S22 smartphone. According to the latest leaks, the company plans to introduce its flagship line earlier than usual, in December. According to experts, this may affect the choice of potential buyers who, instead of the" outdated semi-flagship " S21 FE, would rather wait for new products with up-to-date hardware.

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