Samsung is rumored to be launching a new Fan Edition phone later this year – the Galaxy S23 FE. Here is a look at everything we know so far about the S23 FE including the rumored release date, pricing, specs and how it compares to the regular Galaxy S23.
Release Date and Pricing
According to a recent leak, the Galaxy S23 FE is expected to launch on October 4, 2023. This leak seems credible as Samsung has launched previous Fan Edition phones in October.
In addition to the S23 FE, Samsung is also rumored to announce the Galaxy Tab S9 FE and Galaxy Buds FE on October 4.
|Device||Expected Launch Date||Expected Starting Price|
|Galaxy S23 FE||October 4, 2023||$599|
|Galaxy Tab S9 FE||October 4, 2023||$549|
|Galaxy Buds FE||October 4, 2023||$149|
The Galaxy S23 FE base model is rumored to be priced starting at $599 and €699 in Europe. This is significantly lower than the Galaxy S23 which starts at $799. The Tab S9 FE is expected to start at $549 and the Buds FE at $149.
Of course, these are still just rumors for now. Samsung has not officially confirmed any pricing or the October 4 launch date yet. But the rumored pricing is in line with Samsung’s Fan Edition strategy of offering flagship features at a more affordable price point.
Specs and Features
While full details are not known yet, here is a look at some of the rumored specs and features of the Galaxy S23 FE based on leaks and rumors so far:
- Display: 6.4″ FHD+ AMOLED, 120Hz refresh rate
- Chipset: Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (US) / Exynos 2200 (Global)
- RAM/Storage: 8GB RAM, 128/256GB storage
- Rear Camera: 50MP main + 12MP ultrawide + 8MP 3x telephoto
- Front Camera: 32MP
- Battery: 4500mAh, 25W wired charging
- OS: Android 13, One UI 5.1
How the S23 FE Compares to the Regular S23
The S23 FE is expected to share some specs with the S23, but also differ in a few areas:
regular Galaxy S23:
|Spec||S23 FE||S23||Winner ✔️|
|Display||6.4″ FHD+ AMOLED, 120Hz||6.1″ QHD+ AMOLED, 120Hz||S23 ✔️|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 / Exynos 2200||Snapdragon 8 Gen 2||S23 ✔️|
|Rear Camera||50MP + 12MP + 8MP||50MP + 10MP + 10MP||Tie|
|Front Camera||32MP||12MP||S23 FE ✔️|
|Battery||4500 mAh||3700 mAh||S23 FE ✔️|
|Charging||25W wired||25W wired||Tie|
|Software||Android 13, One UI 5.1||Android 13, One UI 5.1||Tie|
|Price||$599||$799||S23 FE ✔️|
Design: Both have premium metal/glass design, S23 FE slightly larger
Display: S23 has higher 1440p resolution, but most won’t notice difference
Performance: S23 FE has last year’s chip, but still very fast
Cameras: Similar triple lens setups, different MP configurations
Battery: S23 FE’s battery is larger at 4500 mAh vs 3700 mAh
Charging: Same 25W wired charging speed
Software: Identical Android 13 and One UI 5.1
- The S23 wins on display, chipset, storage options
- The S23 FE wins on front camera, battery, and price
- The two tie on RAM, rear cameras, charging and software
Overall the S23 FE beats the S23 in more categories when price is factored in. But the S23 still wins on some key specs like the display and processor.