- Samsung has reportedly suspended production of the Galaxy S21 FE.
- It’s believed that the suspension is because of a scarcity of smartphone chipsets.
- The report doesn’t bode effectively for the cellphone launching in its Q3 window, if in any respect.
We’ve been eagerly anticipating the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE for months now, with a mooted launch window of Q3 this 12 months. Now, a brand new report out of Korea means that the inexpensive flagship is likely to be severely jeopardized by the worldwide chip scarcity.
ETNews experiences (h/t: FrontTron) that Samsung has suspended production of the Galaxy S21 FE resulting from an absence of processors, citing trade sources. Samsung’s provide companions have been apparently knowledgeable on Friday (June 11) that the producer was suspending the production of S21 FE elements and cancelling orders for varied supplies. The companions reportedly imagine that this determination subsequently means a “withdrawal” of the Galaxy S21 FE launch.
Samsung was beforehand tipped to make use of the Snapdragon 888 chipset for the brand new smartphone, but it surely looks like there aren’t sufficient chips to go round.
“I know that Samsung has allocated Qualcomm APs [application processors – ed] to foldable phones and suspended the FE model because there is not enough semiconductors,” an trade supply instructed ETNews. “After getting approval for mass production, each company started production, but there was an unprecedented issue of stopping.”
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It’s theoretically potential that production will resume, however halting production of a significant smartphone is not any trivial matter and can seemingly outcome in a prolonged delay. That’s after all assuming that Samsung is ready to handle the chip scarcity that’s apparently the rationale for the stoppage in the primary place. But Qualcomm previously said that the chip scarcity may final till late 2021, whereas Intel says the shortfall may final for “a couple of years.”
The report however means you won’t need to maintain your breath for a Galaxy S21 FE launching in Q3 2021, if in any respect. We’ve requested Samsung for remark relating to the Galaxy S21 FE’s supposed production suspension and can replace the article if/after they get again to us.