Samsung Galaxy S21 FE Production Suspended Abruptly Due to Battery Shortage

Another possible reason is the shortage of the Snapdragon 888 SoC. 


Samsung was rumoured to launch the Galaxy S21 Fan Edition later this year. The exact launch timeline of the Fan Edition smartphone is unknown. Details of the device had leaked multiple times in the past. The phone also visited the Geekbench website revealing some of the key specs.  Multiple reports, coupled with the Geekbench listing, hinted at an imminent launch of the Galaxy S21 FE. However, it looks like the wait could be longer than expected. According to a new report, Samsung has halted the production of its upcoming smartphone. The reason behind the halt in production could be due to the shortage of a critical component.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE launch delayed

Samsung was rumoured to launch the Galaxy S21 FE later this year. According to a new report, the launch could be delayed by a couple of months. SamMobile, citing multiple reports from South Korea, stated that Samsung has stopped the production of the S21 FE. One of the reasons stated for the halt in production is due to battery shortage. LG Energy Solutions, the primary supplier for the S21 FE battery, experienced some production issues, according to the report. Another possible reason is the shortage of the Snapdragon 888 SoC. 

“While we cannot discuss details of the unreleased product, nothing has been determined regarding the alleged production suspension,” Samsung told Bloomberg. The report stated that the launch was slated alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3. However, Samsung may have delayed the launch by a couple of months at least. 

The Samsung smartphone is likely to launch in South Korea between 700,000 to 800,000 won (Rs 45,846 – Rs 52,395). In comparison, the Galaxy S20 FE was launched for 899,800 won (Rs 58,926) in the country. The S21 FE’s price could be around $100 (Rs 7,300) lesser this year.

The device was recently spotted on Geekbench ahead of its launch. It draws power from a Snapdragon 888 SoC. The variant listed on Geekbench has 8GB of RAM. It runs Android 11 out of the box. Design renders of the device have also leaked in the past. It will have a flat 6.4-inch display with a hole-punch cutout on the top-centre area of the display. We can expect it to come with a 120Hz refresh rate support.  

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