Earlier this week, we had reported on Samsung apparently cancelling the Galaxy S21 FE. The smartphone was initially expected to launch in August, but then it was believed to launch sometime in October. But now, it seems that the company is trying to bury any evidence of the device’s existence.
Previously, a South Korean publication had revealed that brand has canceled the Galaxy S21 FE mid October launch event due to multiple reasons. This primarily includes robust sales of the Galaxy Z Flip3 and the ongoing global chip shortage that has caused a supply issue that even had the company’s Mobile Division’s Head travel to the US twice to secure more chips.
Now, SamMobile has found that the South Korean tech giant has deleted the support pages for the Galaxy S21 FE. With the launch being imminent, the brand had added a support page for a device with a model number of SM-G990B, which was also the biggest indicator of its existence. According to the report, Samsung has started deleting support pages from its official websites in certain countries including, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa, Levant and others.
In other words, this is a strong indication that the company is actually canceling the device. As of right now, the global lead times for chips has reached a record high 21 weeks. So it isn’t surprising that the supply constraint might have the world’s largest smartphone maker to delay or even cancel a device in favor of existing models that are already selling well.
ALWAYS BE THE FIRST TO KNOW – FOLLOW US!