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The Samsung Galaxy S24 FE launch is coming but not for a while yet

According to a new report, we shouldn't expect the Samsung Galaxy S24 FE launch until the very end of the year, or even the start of 2025.

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If you love the idea of Samsung’s flagship devices but are less impressed with how much they cost, then the Fan Edition version is the way to go. The Korean tech giant skipped the S22 FE, but the series returned in 2023 with the S23 FE, and it looks like a Samsung Galaxy S24 FE launch is on the cards, too.

Samsung’s FE models are typically announced in September or October, but an early rumor suggested that the S24 FE would arrive sooner, potentially at Samsung’s July Unpacked event. However, it seems that rumor was off the money, as GalaxyClub NL reports that the S24 FE won’t join the roster of available Samsung phones until the very end of the year.

The Dutch outlet says it has learned the codename of the unreleased device, internally referred to as R12. This makes a lot of sense, as the S23 FE had the codename R11, and the S22 FE, which never actually got released, was the R10.

The rumor says that at its current level of development, a summer or early autumn launch of the S24 FE seems impossible. It’s much more likely that the S24 FE will arrive at the very end of the year, or possibly even the start of 2025. Given that the S23 FE didn’t go on sale until December in the UK, it’s not too surprising.

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As for the specs, we don’t know much about the upcoming device. The S24 series shared a lot of hardware with the S23 series, so I’d expect it to be an incremental update with a newer Exynos processor. Samsung’s new Galaxy AI features will likely make an appearance on the Fan Edition, too.

We’ll be keeping an eye out for more news on the S24 FE, but if you want an affordable phone that you can buy right now, check out our guide to the best budget gaming phones. Or, if you prefer something people might ask you about at parties, see our guides to the best flip phones and the best foldable phones.