Samsung Galaxy S21 FE is delayed

According to the South Korean portal The Elec, mass production of the Galaxy S21 FE was supposed to begin in the first half of the year, and sales were scheduled to begin in the third quarter. However, the schedule had to be shifted by four months due to the global shortage of microcircuits.

Now Samsung intends to start production in September, and the device will not appear in stores until October or even November. Earlier, there were also rumors that Samsung could postpone the release of the S21 FE, focusing marketing resources on promoting new foldable smartphones, and in June it was reported that the company would no longer release an affordable flagship, but the manufacturer denied this information.

Initially, Samsung planned to produce about 15 million copies of the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, but now plans have had to be reduced by about 3 million smartphones. The launch of the Galaxy S21 FE is very important for the company as it is the only flagship all-in-one for the rest of 2021. The company recently launched the new Galaxy Z Fold3 and Z Flip3 foldable phones, but the company plans to sell around 7 million of these phones in total.

Earlier this year, Samsung intended to ship between 290 million and 300 million smartphones this year, but has cut the annual plan to 260 million units. Sources told TheElec that the popular Galaxy A52 and A72 phone series sold less than expected this year. The reason is the lack of microcircuits.

As for the Galaxy S22, the smartphone is due out in January next year.

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