Samsung has said there has been no decision to halt the making of the Galaxy S21 FE contrary to rumours that had been flying around alleging that the Korean manufacturer had decided to push the launch of the Galaxy S21 FE by a few months due to the ongoing global chip shortage.
The upcoming Galaxy S21 FE has been making rounds in various leaks over the past few months after it was a leaked slide of Samsung’s 2021 product roadmap back in March.
Earlier reports indicated that Samsung was going to launch the Galaxy S21 FE alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 in August in line with Samsung’s leaked roadmap, which mentioned the Galaxy S21 FE launch happening in August.
A report from the South Korean publication ETNews on Sunday had revealed, citing an industry source, that Samsung was halting production of the Galaxy S21 FE altogether. The report has since been taken down.
Samsung clarified to Bloomberg it hasn’t yet decided to suspend the production of the Galaxy S21 FE.
While we cannot discuss details of the unreleased product, nothing has been determined regarding the alleged production suspension.
Sources, however, say Samsung has delayed the Galaxy S21 FE Unpacked event by 1-2 months from its original schedule.
While no official release dates have been announced, it is safe to say the Galaxy S21 FE won’t be launching in August as it was previously reported.
Samsung will still be holding the Unpacked event in the first week of August, where the company is expected to take the wraps off of two new foldable smartphones: the Galaxy Fold Z3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3.