If you’d love to buy a new Samsung phone but don’t want to pay the high price for a flagship Galaxy S phone, each year’s FE spin-off used to be your best asset. However, it’s starting to look like the Samsung Galaxy S22 FE may never show up.
it comes from SamMobile (opens in new tab)which says the budget version of the Galaxy S22 may have been cancelled, with sources apparently saying that a phone with the expected model number of the S22 FE is simply not being worked on.
The Galaxy S22 FE wouldn’t have been a contender for our list of the best cheap phones, as it would likely be a mid-range version of the company’s flagship devices, but it would have been a cheap one.er version of the popular but expensive S22.
This was the case with the Galaxy S20 FE and, in theory, the Galaxy S21 FE, but the latter came so late that it didn’t actually hurt the Galaxy S21, which had seen many months of price cuts by the time its FE version appeared. .
If the S22 FE does launch, it will be the third-gen version of Samsung’s FE lineup, but it’s unclear from this leak if the company has given up on that Fan Edition lineup entirely or will just skip a year.
We should point out that we’ve heard this rumor before, giving it a lot of credence.
There’s also no word on why the Samsung Galaxy S22 FE was apparently cancelled, but given that the much-delayed S21 FE launched surprisingly close to the S22 series, it’s possible that Samsung saw less interest in the range.
Analysis: It’s not the end of the world
Fans of mid-range or affordable phones might be annoyed by the drop of the Samsung Galaxy S22 FE, or they might feel like the company is giving up on its budget phones, but luckily that’s not the case.
Indeed, if you want a Samsung phone without a hefty price tag, the Galaxy S FE line was never the place to look – and that remains the case now.
Instead, Samsung’s Galaxy A lineup has mid-range and budget phones with some high-end specs but tempting prices. If you want a really low-end phone then the Galaxy A13 is what you need, but we really recommend the Galaxy A53, a competent mid-range alternative to the S22 – which is currently on our list of the best smartphones overall.