Samsung has confirmed that it will be launching a Fan Edition of the Galaxy S23 on October 4. The launch of the Galaxy S23 FE will happen on the same day we also expect Google also unveil the Pixel 8 and the Pixel 8 Pro.
Well, I have always been a fan of this edition since my first interaction with the Galaxy S21 FE when it launched in 2021. The phone was surprisingly good featuring a 120Hz AMOLED Display, and Snapdragon 888 Chip among other interesting features. The phone was a successor to the Galaxy S20 FE and did not really receive a good reception locally and even globally – first, because of its pricing and the timing of the launch. This could be partly the reason Samsung had to cancel the Galaxy S22 FE’s launch.
Fast forward and Samsung is now reviving it with the launch of the Galaxy S23 FE. Based on leaked renders, the phone might have a similar design to the mid-range Galaxy A54. This is interesting because we should have expected it to look like Samsung’s 2023 flagship phones, but that’s not the case. Of course, hands-on images have not been leaked yet but who knows, Samsung might decide to surprise us.
Samsung’s local office has also confirmed it will be bringing the device to the local market.
What to expect
Based on leaks we have gathered online, the Galaxy S23 FE will be powered by either a Snapdragon or Exynos chipset. Of course, this will depend on geo locations but in Kenya just as we saw with the the rest of the devices in the S23 series, we might be getting a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 powered variant.
The phone might feature a 6.4-inch 120Hz AMOLED screen, a triple camera setup comprising a 50MP primary shooter accompanied by a 12MP telephoto lens and an 8MP ultrawide sensor.
The Galaxy S23 FE might also come with 8GB RAM and two storage variants of 128GB and 256 GB.