Samsung abruptly ended a short tradition last year when it opted to skip the Fan Edition of the Galaxy S22. The company’s FE smartphones have traditionally offered nearly top-tier specs at a slightly lower price than the flagship Galaxy S lineup. However, supply chain delays meant that Samsung had to push back the Galaxy S21 FE’s release to the start of 2022. That placed it just weeks away from the S22 series’ launch — awkward timing, to say the least.
We didn’t get a second Fan Edition smartphone release in 2022, likely because Samsung didn’t want to cannibalize the S21 FE’s sales. But this year might be different, as rumors indicate that the Korean giant will release a Galaxy S23 FE after all.