Samsung has not yet decided whether it will stop the production of the new Galaxy S21 Fan Edition. The cause for the possible suspension of production would be the worldwide chip shortage.
Samsung made this known in response to a report from the South Korean newspaper Electronic Times, which stated that the decision had already been made. The new smartphone, a cheaper version of the Galaxy S21 that appeared in January, should normally be on the market in the third quarter of 2021.
Many details about the S21 FE (in full: Fan Edition) are not yet known. Twitter user Evan Blass, a well-known leaker, did share some renders of the alleged device this month. From this, it can be concluded, insofar as the images are reliable, that the device strongly resembles its big brother S21, but that the housing and the camera island are largely made of plastic.
Blass also expects a striking new colour, olive green. Earlier it leaked that the smartphone will get a battery of 4,500mAh.
South Korea’s Samsung has previously warned that it is struggling with the consequences of the shortage of semiconductors. In May, it was announced that South Korea wants to spend hundreds of billions of euros on the chip sector over the next ten years. With this, the country is competing with China and the United States, who also want to dominate the market for chip technology.