Samsung has downplayed a report that claimed the corporate has suspended manufacturing of an upcoming telephone referred to as the Galaxy S21 FE. Korean publication ETNews alleged over the weekend that manufacturing of the unannounced telephone had stopped due to a scarcity of semiconductors, and that Qualcomm processors had been reallocated to foldable gadgets.
The report has since been deleted, and Samsung now says it hasn’t decided on whether or not to halt manufacturing. In an announcement texted to Bloomberg, the corporate says “Whereas we can’t talk about particulars of the unreleased product, nothing has been decided relating to the alleged manufacturing suspension.”
The Galaxy S21 FE — the FE stands for Fan Version — was anticipated to be a cut-down, extra reasonably priced model of the common S21. Final 12 months Dieter Bohn gave the Galaxy S20 FE a constructive assessment, noting that it had “a number of high-quality elements that can delight whereas the cheaper elements don’t damage the expertise an excessive amount of.”
The S21 FE hadn’t been formally introduced, however Samsung did say at an occasion final 12 months that it deliberate to launch Fan Editions of flagship telephones going ahead. OnLeaks posted alleged renders of the S21 FE again in April, exhibiting an identical design to the well-received Galaxy S21.
Whereas it’s noteworthy that Samsung didn’t deny ETNews’ report outright, it might take a while earlier than the reality emerges. The S20 FE wasn’t introduced till September final 12 months and acquired a launch in October, so even when Samsung is experiencing provide chain points with its successor proper now, a launch wasn’t essentially imminent.