Another day, another opportunity for the upcoming Galaxy S23 FE to show up online. As you may know, several variants visited Bluetooth last week, but as it turns out, the USA-bound Galaxy S23 FE also gained approval from the FCC on the same day.
The Galaxy S23 FE variant carrying model number SM-S711U popped up in an FCC application dated August 25. In fact, that's the date of approval. The FCC tested the Galaxy S23 FE for a few months before greenlighting it late last week.
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The Galaxy S23 FE has been in testing for months
The regulatory agency appears to have performed some tests on the Galaxy S23 FE as early as May. Other tests were performed on both the carrier-bound SM-S711U and the factory-unlocked SM-S711U1 between June 7 and July 27. Needless to say, the FCC has had its hands on the Galaxy S23 FE for some time now.
The FCC documents haven't revealed much about the device, but rumors suggest that Samsung will equip the Galaxy S23 FE with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 in the USA. In other markets, the device will supposedly employ the Exynos 2200 chip. The latter had a rocky start, but after further optimization, it's become a solid chip that offers a good experience for Galaxy S22 users.
As for the Fan Edition phone's release, earlier rumors pointed at a Q3 launch in some markets and a wider release in Q4. It's possible that the Galaxy S23 FE may be pushed back to Q1 2024 in some countries. We'll keep you posted as soon as we find out more.