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Samsung appears to have inadvertently revealed details about its upcoming “Fan Edition” lineup, including the Galaxy S23 FE, Galaxy Buds FE, and Galaxy Tab S9 FE, in advance of their anticipated early October launch.
The leak was uncovered in an image on the Galaxy Buds FE page on Samsung Argentina’s website, where an October 4th date was spotted in the Tab S9 FE’s notifications bar. Given Samsung’s track record of subtly including launch dates in product images, many believe this date serves as a tacit confirmation.
First in line for the reveal is the Samsung Galaxy S23 FE, which could be the flagship product of this launch. Typically, the Fan Editions of the Galaxy S series debut about six months after the primary handset launch. These Fan Edition models are geared toward the mid-range market, often compromising on certain components and specifications to offer a lower price point while maintaining performance levels close to their more expensive counterparts.
Interestingly, Samsung did not release a Galaxy S22 FE, and there are speculations that the company redirected the chips to the Galaxy S22 Ultra. As it has been a few years since the last FE phone, the sales performance of these new models will be closely monitored.
Next in line are the Samsung Galaxy Buds FE, rumored to feature active noise cancellation, a subwoofer, and up to 30 hours of battery life, inclusive of the charging case.
Lastly, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE is revealed. Last year, Samsung did not release an FE version of its tablet, so the Galaxy Tab S7 FE continued to hold its ground. The design appears to closely follow that of the Tab S9, featuring multiple speakers around the frame and an included S-Pen stylus.
By reintroducing three products to invigorate its mid-range offerings after skipping a generation of Fan Edition hardware, Samsung seems poised to make a strong statement in the market, particularly as competitors raise the prices of their premium handsets. Bringing the premium “S” branding into the mid-range segment ahead of the holiday season underscores Samsung’s commitment to offering quality devices across price points.