For years, Samsung has had a lineup of premium smartphones destined exclusively for the Chinese market called the Samsung W Series. We used to include this lineup of high-end smartphones with a clamshell design, but recently this lineup has also included Samsung’s foldable phones. On that note, Samsung has confirmed to us today that it is launching a new member in this lineup called Samsung W21 5G.
This phone is scheduled to arrive in China on the fourth day of the month of November, but initial reports indicated that this phone will come with the same design and specifications as the current Galaxy Z Fold 2 phone, and this means that this new phone is nothing but the current Galaxy Z Fold 2 with A different name.
The only prominent difference between the Galaxy Z Fold 2 and the Samsung W21 5G lies in the color of the hinge and the back of the phone, the latter appeared in the database of the Chinese Communications Authority known for short as TENAA in gold as you can see in the images below:
The Galaxy Z Fold 2 is currently being sold in China for 17,000 Chinese yuan, and therefore there is a possibility that the high-end version of this phone will cost about 20 thousand Chinese yuan. Generally, we will have to wait until next week before we get all the details.
As a reminder, Samsung in the Galaxy Z Fold 2 increased the size of the external Super AMOLED screen from 4.6 inches in the Galaxy Fold to 6.2 inches in the new Galaxy Z Fold 2, which allowed the front end to be completely covered. As for the internal screen, it witnessed a slight increase from 7.3 inches to 7.6 inches, knowing that the Dynamic AMOLED screen in the Galaxy Z Fold 2 has a resolution of 2208 x 1768 pixels and a high refresh rate of 120Hz, and it is also protected by an Ultra Thin Glass layer to improve image quality.
Regardless of the screens, Samsung also in Galaxy Z Fold 2 improved the hinge and used a CAM mechanism that allows the phone to stand alone from 75 to 115 degrees. And just like on the Galaxy Z Flip 5G, there’s a broom in the gap between the housing and the hinge to keep out dust and particles to prevent damage over time. And Samsung has also managed to make the gap even smaller than the Galaxy Z Flip. It should be noted that Samsung will allow you to customize the color of the joint in specific markets by choosing silver, gold, red and blue colors.
While using the Galaxy Z Fold 2 in Flex Mode, you will be able to use certain apps in split-screen mode on the home screen. The camera, video chat interface, photo gallery, calendar as well as partner apps like Youtube will be able to recognize the home screen and show the appropriate content on the other side of the screen.
Samsung has provided the Galaxy Z Fold 2 with three cameras in the back, with a resolution of 12 megapixels for the primary camera and 12 megapixels for the telephoto camera, and a resolution of 12 megapixels for the wide-angle camera, knowing that the primary camera includes a lens with aperture of 1.8 and supports OIS image stabilization technology. With regard to the front cameras, there are two, one in the external screen has a resolution of 10 megapixels, and the other in the right half of the main folding screen has a resolution of 10 megapixels.
The Galaxy Z Fold 2 also includes an eight-core Snapdragon 865 + processor, 12GB of random memory, 256GB of internal memory, as well as a 4500mAh battery that supports 25W fast charging and wireless charging, in addition to reverse wireless charging.
As you can expect, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 supports all kinds of 5G networks, as well as the Ultra-Wideband feature that allows you to quickly transfer files from the Galaxy Z Fold 2 to other Android devices.