You might – understandably – give up hope of seeing the Samsung Galaxy S22 FE. After all, we’re now a year into the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, and there are very few rumors of a successor. However, it appears that this phone may still be planned.
to me @employee (Opens in a new tab) On Twitter, it was “almost confirmed” that the Samsung Galaxy S22 FE had arrived, but it has not yet been certified, which makes them believe that it will not arrive in Galaxy Unpacked 2023 on February 1, as we are waiting to see Samsung’s Galaxy S23 series.
in Another tweet (Opens in a new tab) (via NotebookCheck (Opens in a new tab)) They claim we probably won’t see it in the first quarter of this year – which means it may not launch before April. However, we’re taking this with a pinch of salt — the source didn’t leak much, so we can’t say how accurate or credible it is.
However, while we haven’t heard much about the Samsung Galaxy S22 FE, a report from December indicated that it’s still on the way, possibly using a new Exynos 2300 chipset. So OreXda isn’t alone in thinking this phone may continue to drop.
Analysis: It is too late to understand this
It is certainly possible that the Samsung Galaxy S22 FE will still land, but whether it should be is something else.
If it doesn’t launch until April (or later), it will be more than a year after the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, and also at least two months after the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S23 series.
A phone with the ‘S22’ name launched after the S23 will look immediately dated, and presumably will be less expensive than the standard Samsung Galaxy S22, however it may end up costing more, as Samsung’s aging flagships are often downgraded these days – And it will only get worse once the Galaxy S23 lands.
Therefore, the Samsung Galaxy S22 FE can be very difficult to sell (not unlike its predecessor). Samsung might do better to rebrand it, so it at least looks less dated, or scrap it in favor of the Samsung Galaxy S23 FE after a few months.
As things stand, the Galaxy S22 FE probably needs a surprisingly low price or unexpectedly high-end features to rank among Samsung’s best phones.