The Galaxy S23 FE Might Be The Best’mid-range’ Phone Available In 2023
In October, the Galaxy S23 FE will launch, around 22 months after the Galaxy S21 FE. The FE family has been a great alternative to the flagship Galaxy S phones Samsung releases each year, so many people are eager about the phone.
Most of the features found in the Galaxy S20/S20+ and Galaxy S21/S21+ were also available in the Galaxy S20 FE and Galaxy S21 FE, although at a lower cost. The S20 FE and S21 FE actually only had a front camera that might be regarded a significant degradation; otherwise, using those FE phones was very identical to using non-FE devices.
The older CPUs in the Galaxy S23 FE could perhaps be a benefit.
But can we anticipate the same outcome this time? Despite sharing the same moniker as the Galaxy S23 series, the Galaxy S23 FE will be significantly different in terms of the chips it uses. The Galaxy S23 FE will use the Exynos and Snapdragon chips that Samsung used on the Galaxy S22 series last year, whereas the S20 FE and S21 FE used the same Exynos and Snapdragon chips as the other S20 and S21 models.
The Exynos 2200-powered edition is anticipated to be released in the majority of markets. Some countries—such as the US—receive a version with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip inside. But it’s possible that’s a good thing. First off, the Exynos 2200 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 aren’t exactly subpar processors. Although they might not be as effective as the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 that drive Samsung flagship devices introduced after the Galaxy S22, they still have plenty of power and Samsung has had plenty of time to properly optimise them.
Second, it appears that Samsung has concluded that using outdated chips justifies a cheaper price. The Galaxy S23 FE may cost $599 in the US, which is $100 less than the price of the Galaxy S20 FE and Galaxy S21 FE, according to a recent rumour. After taking into consideration currency conversion and/or other taxes that may be payable in some countries, pricing in other markets may be similarly cheaper, if not exactly the same as in the US.
Galaxy S23 FE would be a fantastic deal at $599.
If we’re being completely honest, we believe that the Galaxy S23 FE would be the best’mid-range’ phone from Samsung in 2023 at a price of $599, which would technically place it in the mid-range category. Although the price might make it seem like a mid-range handset, the Galaxy S23 FE’s specifications are significantly closer to those of a flagship. This is why we put “mid-range” in quotation marks.
For instance, the Galaxy S23 FE will include a 50MP primary camera and a 10MP front camera, both of which are upgrades from the mid-range 32MP front cameras found on the S20 FE and S21 FE Galaxy S smartphones. In addition, the device will have a 120Hz display, a 3x zoom camera, a 4,500 mAh battery with 25W wired charging and 10-15W wireless charging, stereo speakers, water and dust resistance (IP68), Android 13 and One UI 5.1 out of the box, support for four major OS upgrades, and be powered by a non-removable, non-replaceable battery.
Exynos 2200 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipsets, which are over a year old but still provide high-end performance far beyond what can be expected from Samsung’s most recent mid-range Exynos offerings (like the Exynos 1380, which left us feeling underwhelmed) or even from Qualcomm’s mid-range Snapdragon chips, will also be included in the specifications, as was already mentioned.