Samsung has reportedly postponed the launch of the Galaxy S21 FE in the last quarter of the year due to the lack of chips. The phone was expected to arrive with Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chips with limited delivery, but according to sources from South Korea, there may be a plan change.
Mae-il Business reports that the Galaxy S21 FE will be shipped with the in-house Exynos chipsets in overseas markets such as Europe and North America.
Samsung has struggled to launch new phones with flagship chips due to production shortages. The 2021 Galaxy Note series was completely canceled because of it. Still apparently, Samsung will not follow suit with yet another cancellation of a high-profile product, so getting the Galaxy S21 FE a chipset swap makes sense.
Apart from different chipsets for different markets, there is nothing new for Samsung – the Galaxy S series was launched with Qualcomm and Exynos platforms simultaneously in the better half of the last decade.
Source (in Korean)