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Galaxy S23 FE finally gets FCC approval signalling imminent launch

The phone is expected to launch in September.

Samsung s23 fe in purple background

While Samsung’s second Galaxy Unpacked was held only last month, the Korean company’s 2023 roster isn’t complete yet. The company is yet to launch what is probably one of the most awaited devices of the year, the Samsung Galaxy S23 FE. 

We are not sure why the company skipped the Galaxy FE series smartphone last year, but if it was to generate hype for the next one, they’ve succeeded. The Galaxy S23 FE has generated enormous hype, and recent rumors suggest the launch is imminent. 

As the Galaxy S23 FE launch inches closer, the device is going through a bunch of agencies for approval, like the Wireless Power Consortium and the Bluetooth SIG, and Samsung has also confirmed the S23 FE will launch soon.

And now, the device has been spotted at the FCC, and by the looks of it, the device has been there for quite a while.

FCC has approved Galaxy S23 FE, meaning a launch is close 

Samsung news outlet SamMobile has spotted an FCC application on August 25th for the US variant of the upcoming Galaxy Fan Edition smartphone, which was approved on the same day. 

The FCC listing shows two variants of the device: one is carrier-bound with the model number SM-S711U, and the other is factory-unlocked with the model number SM-S711U1.

The listing has also revealed that the device has been with the FCC for quite a while, since early May. FCC even conducted additional tests on the listed models between June 7 and June 27. 

Besides the mentioned details, the listing didn’t reveal much about Samsung’s premium mid-range smartphone.

A smartphone displays a screenshot of an electronic device on its multimedia portable communications device.
Image: Samsung via SmartPrix

However, based on the previous leaks, we are aware of a handful of hardware details of the US variant of the Galaxy S23 FE. 

The device is expected to sport the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, at least in the US. It could sport the Exynos 2200 processor in other markets. The chipsets will be paired with rumored 128GB or 256GB of internal storage and a 4,500mAh battery with 25W wired charging. 

According to the Wireless Power Consortium website, the device is expected to receive a maximum 4.4W rating for wireless charging. 

While we are glad that the Galaxy S23 FE will feature wireless charging, the 4.4W rating is still too low for a smartphone launching in 2023. The Bluetooth SIG listing, spotted earlier this month, also indicates the device may feature Dual-SIM. 

While there are still quite a few blanks, we may not have to wait much longer for the complete revelation. An earlier leak claimed the device could launch as early as September.

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Saurav loves writing and tech. So, after engineering, he didn't look back and embarked on a journey to become a tech writer. Saurav has worked for various tech websites across the globe. Saurav has recently joined Know Techie and is proud to be a part of it.

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