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Samsung Galaxy S23 FE Expected Release Date Oct 4 Compared to Regular S23

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.

DeviceExpected Launch DateExpected Starting Price
Galaxy S23 FEOctober 4, 2023$599
Galaxy Tab S9 FEOctober 4, 2023$549
Galaxy Buds FEOctober 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:

SpecS23 FES23Winner ✔️
Display6.4″ FHD+ AMOLED, 120Hz6.1″ QHD+ AMOLED, 120HzS23 ✔️
ChipsetSnapdragon 8 Gen 1 / Exynos 2200Snapdragon 8 Gen 2S23 ✔️
Storage128/256GB128/256/512GBS23 ✔️
Rear Camera50MP + 12MP + 8MP50MP + 10MP + 10MPTie
Front Camera32MP12MPS23 FE ✔️
Battery4500 mAh3700 mAhS23 FE ✔️
Charging25W wired25W wiredTie
SoftwareAndroid 13, One UI 5.1Android 13, One UI 5.1Tie
Price$599$799S23 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

In summary:

  • 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.

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