Back in July, when Samsung's Galaxy S21 FE appeared on the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology's website, there was speculation that it might go public early.
Today, however, the latest information appeared on The DDaily, a South Korean media outlet, shows that the company has cancelled the S21 FE.
An official at Samsung Electronics reportedly said the company had canceled the Galaxy S21 Fan Edition (FE) Unpacked event scheduled for mid-October.
He added that Samsung appeared to be considering not releasing the S21 FE. The report said the cancellation was due to the fact that the Galaxy Z Flip 3 sold so well. Another problem that led to the cancellation of the S21 FE was the continuing global chip shortage.
Discussions are under way within the company and it would be better to focus on parts and production of the Z Flip 3 rather than launching the S21 FE.
However, there are also reports that the cancellation of the S21 FE may only apply to South Korea. Another South Korean media outlet, FN News, reported in June that the S21 FE would be released in a limited market.