Samsung is sometimes terrible at keeping secrets. So much so that we’re occasionally left wondering just how mistaken some of these ‘mistakes’ are. But since this particular leak comes from Samsung Argentina, we reckon that the brand’s new Fan Edition kit wasn’t supposed to break cover just yet.
It’s also perhaps not all that surprising. Samsung has made Fan Edition (or FE) versions of its headline devices for some time now. These tend to be more affordable takes on the more premium products on the block, with smartphones and tablets both being previously represented. The earbuds, though? Those are new.
Fan Edition buds
The leak via Samsung in Argentina was little more than the image above, which also identified the products in the images as the Samsung Galaxy S23 FE, the Galaxy Tab S9 FE, and then the Galaxy Buds FE. None of these products has been officially announced yet, so when the above image was dropped online, it may have moved up announcement timelines. Just a bit.
Actual device details are still murky, though some speculation suggests that the S23 FE will feature a 6.4in display, a 4,500mAh battery, and a 50MP main camera sensor. An Exynos 2200 chipset would be in the device for South Africa (and everywhere outside of the States) and users can also expect 8GB of RAM and an IP68 rating. Otherwise, we’ve just got the photograph to go on for specific information regarding the other devices.
The same goes for a launch announcement. It’s possible that Samsung has a reveal planned for next week, on 4 October, but that’s based on a date seen on one of the leaked images of the S23 FE handset. Hardly scientific. And since, unlike its headline devices and the Unpacked timetable, Samsung’s Fan Edition gear tends to be announced when it’s announced, it’s almost impossible to make an educated guess as to when these products will become official.