Samsung has allegedly cancelled the development of the much-awaited Galaxy S22 FE and the phone will not see the light of day. According to South Korean media outlet, The Elec, the harsh decision has been taken by the company due to the chip shortage and increased demand for its Galaxy S22 Ultra.
The Galaxy S22 FE was supposed to have the same flagship chipsets as the Ultra, but the strong performance of the S Pen-touting flagship made the manufacturer rethink its strategy for 2022. However, the company isn’t discontinuing the Fan Edition (FE) series entirely and plans to release the Samsung Galaxy S23 FE next year.
Samsung had originally planned to manufacture 3 million units of the Galaxy S22 FE, and that number will remain the goal for the Galaxy S23 FE next year. However, Samsung is reportedly going strong towards its goal of 10 million sold units of the Galaxy S22 Ultra, which is the reason behind this decision so that the company could reallocate more resources towards its manufacturing.
Meanwhile, Samsung plans to sell 30% more Galaxy S23 Ultra-series phones, which means at least 13 million units. According to the details, the Galaxy S23 base variant is expected to hit 8.5 million sales, while the S23 Plus model is predicted to be the least favorite with only 6.5 million in sales.