Samsung Galaxy S23 FE not in development, phone with tri-fold display may debut, Tipster says
The Samsung Galaxy S23 FE, the purported affordable smartphone in the Galaxy S23 “Fan Edition” series, which is expected to debut later this year, is not in development at the South Korean conglomerate, according to a tipster. While the company may not be working on the Galaxy S23 FE, there are plans to work on a device with a “Tri-Fold” display which is expected to debut in 2023. Samsung has, so far, launched foldable phones with a single hinge, but he has already shown concept displays with three folding parts.
According to details shared by tipster Yogesh Brar, there is “no Galaxy S23 FE in the development chain” at Samsung, a claim that contradicts recent reports of an affordable Galaxy Fan Edition handset. Samsung hasn’t launched a successor to the Galaxy S21 FE which launched last year, and the South Korean firm has yet to announce plans to launch a Galaxy S22 FE or Galaxy S23 FE.
There is no Galaxy S23 FE in the development chain contrary to recent rumors.
Samsung is instead working on the upgraded Z Fold 5 and Flip 5 as well as a Tri-Fold that could finally ship this year
FE fans should look elsewhere…
— Yogesh Brar (@heyitsyogesh) March 24, 2023
Instead of a more affordable addition to the Galaxy S23 series of smartphones, the company is working on an upgraded version of its Z-series foldable phones, which are expected to debut as the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip. 5, according to Brar. He also states that Samsung may be working on a device with a Tri-Fold display that “could finally ship this year.”
Last year it was reported that Samsung was working on a third foldable alongside the Galaxy Z Fold and Galaxy Flip range. The foldable is rumored to feature three folding panels or a sliding screen. While Samsung didn’t launch a third foldable device in 2022, it’s worth noting that the company showed off new foldable smartphone concept panels at CES 2022, dubbed Flex S and Flex G, with three foldable displays.
In January, Samsung also showed off a prototype “Flex in and out” display with a 360-degree rotating screen at CES 2023. The screen is able to fold both inwards – like a book cover – or outward like a newspaper. While the “Flex in and out” display was attached to a functional handset with a software interface, it’s unclear if Samsung might release a polished version of the handset as a new Galaxy Z series smartphone.
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