The Galaxy S23 FE is a phone that's coming a little too late, with Samsung cancelling a Fan Edition device last year because the previous one, the Galaxy S21 FE, was also delayed and ended up launching in 2022 instead of 2021.
But the Galaxy S23 FE is still rather heavily anticipated by a lot of Samsung fans, as the Fan Edition lineup gets you many flagship-grade specs at an attractive price compared to Samsung's non-FE Galaxy S smartphones and the S23 FE is expected to offer similar value for money.
We've heard before that one of the upgrades the Galaxy S23 FE will bring for photography fans is the same 50MP primary rear camera that debuted on last year's Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22+. And our friends over at GalaxyClub have now learned that the S23 FE will get an upgraded front-facing camera as well.
Goodbye 32MP, hello 10MP
The Galaxy S23 FE will reportedly feature a 10MP selfie shooter instead of the 32MP sensor that Samsung used on the Galaxy S20 FE and Galaxy S21 FE. As usual, the drop in megapixel count does not mean picture quality will be poorer, because the S23 FE's 10MP camera will be the high-end one that Samsung used on the base and Plus models in the Galaxy S20, S21, and S21 lineups, with features such as Dual Pixel autofocus for superquick and accurate focusing in all lighting conditions.
For zoom photography, the S20 FE and S21 FE's 8MP telephoto sensor will carry over to the Galaxy S23 FE, so we can expect similar picture quality. Basically, while the phone is called the Galaxy S23 FE, its camera sensors will match those found on the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S21. The same will apply to some other specs – for example, the Galaxy S23 FE will be powered by the S22 lineup's Exynos 2200 and Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chips instead of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 found on the Galaxy S23 series.