New Samsung Galaxy S23 FE leak reads like a cruel April Fools’ Day joke

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  • A new leak of the Galaxy S23 FE indicates that the phone will be launched in the fourth quarter of 2023.
  • Amazingly, it is expected to be powered by Exynos 2200 chipset in all markets including the US.
  • The phone is apparently getting a camera upgrade, doing away with the 12MP sensor featured on its predecessors.

There was a lot of dithering around the Samsung Galaxy S23 FE lately. Some say the phone does not exist, while many believe that Samsung is indeed relaunching the Fan Edition this year. A new report from Sam-Mobile, published on April 1, agrees with the latter and makes a surprising statement about the phone. While we initially doubted it was a cruel April Fool’s Day joke, we now think it might just be a real leak.

So what’s the latest on the Galaxy S23 FE? According to the publication’s sources, the Galaxy S23 FE is indeed in the works and will be launched in the fourth quarter of this year. But the most important news is that the device is expected to launch with the Exynos 2200 modem in all markets, including the United States. That’s right, that means the S23 FE might not have a Qualcomm processor anywhere in the world.

If you remember, the Exynos 2200 is the same processor that powered the Galaxy S22 series in Europe and other parts of the world. It was the first Samsung chip to house an AMD GPU with variable rate ray tracing and shading capabilities. However, the chip was responsible for several performance issues on the Galaxy S22 line. It will also be almost two years old by the time the Galaxy S23 FE arrives, which makes us wonder if the device will be dead on arrival.

Either way, there’s still reason to cheer for the S23 FE. The report states that Samsung is equipping it with an upgraded 50MP rear camera. It’s a welcome improvement over the 12MP snapper shared by the Galaxy S20 FE and Galaxy S21 FE. The new 50MP shooter on the S23 FE could be the same as what we saw on the non-ultra Galaxy S23 models.

Additionally, the Galaxy S23 FE is also said to have 128GB and 256GB storage tiers, 6/8GB of RAM, the same 4,500mAh battery as its predecessor, and 25W fast charging.

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