Samsung, earlier this year, was rumoured to launch the Galaxy S21 Fan Edition in October. The device’s design renders and key specifications have leaked in the past. Samsung, too, accidentally confirmed the S21 FE’s existence via its now-deleted Instagram post. As we inch closer to the rumoured October launch timeline, new reports of Samsung cancelling the S21 FE launch have surfaced online. Yes, not postponed but cancelled. The latest development from Samsung suggests that the Galaxy S21 FE launch has indeed been cancelled. Apparently, Samsung has deleted the support pages of the Galaxy S21 FE from its official website.
A report from SamMobile states that Samsung has deleted the S21 FE’s support pages from its Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa, Levant. A quick look at the URL shows the device’s model number (SM-G990B). Visiting any of the S21 FE’s support page links will show the message “Sorry this link is now unavailable.”
The development comes a couple of days after a report claiming that the launch has been cancelled due to the ongoing chip shortage. The Galaxy S21 FE was rumoured to feature a Snapdragon 888 SoC, which is also found on the likes of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Z Flip 3. Samsung reportedly decided to prioritise its foldable phones instead, which are apparently selling like hotcakes. The demand is such that Samsung is said to be struggling with the supply of its new foldable phones.
There is no official announcement from Samsung regarding the Galaxy S21 FE’s launch at the moment. However, the support pages going down is a hint of the launch not happening at all.
If it ever launches, the Galaxy S21 FE could feature a 12MP triple-camera setup on the back with the camera module’s design similar to the S21 series. It is also said to sport a 6.5-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with support for a 120Hz refresh rate. To check all the leaked specs, click here.