Samsung’s Galaxy FE lineup, otherwise known as the brand’s Fan Edition kit, has just gained three new members. An image leak late last month dropped some of the details, as well as official imagery, but the new announcement gives out all of the details of the new product lineup.
What’s most remarkable about the announcement is the lack of fanfare. Samsung typically makes some sort of noise but this reveal was confined to a press release published on its own website and a brief YouTube overview of the Galaxy FE versions of the S23, Tab 9, and the new Buds FE.
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Even product images for the three new devices are thin on the ground, but we do know exactly what goes into all of Samsung’s Fan Edition products for 2023. Most of the rumoured details for the Galaxy S23 FE were accurate, with a 6.4in OLED panel, Exynos 2200 (the States is getting the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1), 8GB of RAM, 128GB/256GB of storage, and a 4,500mAh battery are in the offing. A 10MP camera lives up front, while the rear camera lineup is a 50MP/12MP (ultrawide)/8MP (telephoto) effort that you’ll also find on the full Galaxy S23.
There are two models of the Galaxy Tab S9 FE coming — a stock and a Plus edition. The Tab S9 FE features a 10.9in LCD display, an 8,000mAh battery, either 6GB/128GB or 8GB/256GB of RAM/storage, and 8MP rear and 12MP front cameras. The Tab S9 FE Plus features the same camera loadout but scales up to a 12.4in LCD display, 10,090mAh battery, and 8GB/128GB and 12GP/256GB RAM/storage options.
Then, the Galaxy FE version of Samsung’s popular Buds have arrived. Based on American pricing ($100) these should land here at about R2,000 but that’s still a guess at this point. The buds themselves will offer up to six hours on a charge, with up to 21 hours via the 479mAh charging case, but this number can be extended by turning off active noise cancellation. What seems to be missing from these Galaxy FE buds is any kind of IP rating, making them candidates for ignoring the folks in the office rather than blocking out noisy gym bros.
The only thing we don’t know is local pricing and availability but we’re waiting on that information now. Stuff was given vague hints about the Galaxy Buds FE turning up but pricing and availability were kept a secret at the time. Given how understated Samsung is being, don’t be surprised if you enter a retail store one day and they’re just… there.