The most anticipated fan-edition version of the flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S23 FE, was released a few weeks ago. In terms of specifications, features, and design, the model is worth the hype. However, now things revolve around how many software updates the firm will offer to the gadget. Notably, the smartphone has already been launched in several regions, but the Italian market has no trace of its arrival. The South Korean manufacturer has not mentioned the particular date the FE variant will be made available in the European market yet.
Samsung Galaxy S23 FE will arrive in Europe with Android 14-based One UI 6
The problem seems to be associated with software update issues. Speculations state that the Galaxy S23 FE will arrive employing Android 14 One UI 6 in the regions of Europe. Samsung stated that the Android 14-powered S23 FE will arrive at the end of this year; no specific date or time frame has been mentioned. The business mentioned the existence of the most recent robot version in the feature’s list of newer markets.
What’s the case with the already-launched S23 FE models?
This statement confuses the customers as the model was already introduced in other regions, including the United States, with Android 13 One UI 5.1 as the operating system. The reason behind this may be that, as of now, the stable version of One UI 6 beta has not been made available to users. Soon, the final version of Android 14 will be available to Galaxy S23 users, as the beta phase is coming to an end.
The software update issue for Samsung between the different variants is:
Samsung follows the tradition of offering at least four versions of Android updates and five years of security patches, including its premium, mid-range, and high-end smartphones. This is where the problem begins: the S23 FE models launched in the US and other regions may receive Android updates up to Android 17, just like the Galaxy S23 series. But the upcoming Android 14-powered models will receive updates up to Android 18 as they are launched with Android 14 as their default OS. This will be a disappointment for the customers who have already purchased the smartphone.
This is a tough spot for Samsung. For one option, it should stop with four versions of Android; if doing so, some users will receive Android 17 and some users will receive Android 18 as their last update. On the other hand, if it wishes to offer Android 18 to every user of the Galaxy S23 FE (US and other regions), then the firm should come up with five major software upgrades. It will be great to watch Samsung’s move to see whether it will break its tradition and offer something new.
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