Galaxy S21 FE May Have Been Delayed After All

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It appears the Galaxy S21 FE launch has been delayed after all. According to a new Korea Herald report, Samsung’s upcoming affordable Galaxy flagship may arrive in September or August this year.

The Galaxy S21 FE was initially expected to be unveiled alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 3, Z Flip 3, Galaxy Watch 4, Watch Active 4, and the Galaxy Buds 2 sometime in August. While all other devices may launch on time, the new flagship killer could now arrive a month or two late.

The new report also claims that a delayed launch of the Galaxy S21 FE is a well-planned decision from Samsung and not forced by component shortages. If you recall, a report earlier this week suggested that the company had to stop the production of the Galaxy S21 FE due to a component shortage. Particularly, the reports mentioned a shortage of battery modules and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 chips. However, when reached out for a comment, Samsung said, “nothing has been determined regarding the alleged production suspension.”


This suggested that the device may still arrive in the previously rumored timeframe of August but it wasn’t to be. However, the delay isn’t caused by component shortages but it’s a business strategy from Samsung. The Korean giant reportedly wants to put some gap between its two foldables and the Galaxy S21 FE. This suggests that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3 will both go on sale soon after their official unveiling sometime in August.

Galaxy S21 FE launch delayed, other devices could still arrive in August

There’s a lot of confusion about the launch dates of Samsung’s other upcoming devices as well. Some reports claim the Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3, Galaxy Watch 4, and Watch Active 4 will all launch on August 3. Meanwhile, some others suggest a later date for their unveiling. What’s consistent about these reports is that all of them say the aforementioned four devices will launch in August.

The latest report coming from South Korea also suggests the same – an August launch but not on August 3. The report further adds that the Galaxy Buds 2 will also break cover during the same online event in a couple of months.  The Galaxy S21 FE, meanwhile, seems certain to miss out on an August launch.


Anyways, we should start seeing official teasers from Samsung for its upcoming devices over the next few weeks. We will keep you updated if any new information emerges in the interim.