30 Oct 2020: Samsung W21 5G tipped to be launched on November 4
Samsung is planning to launch a new Galaxy W21 5G model in China on November 4, a post on Weibo has revealed. Earlier this month, the handset was spotted on Chinese certification site TENAA, revealing a Galaxy Fold2-like design.
According to the reports, the W21 5G will be a rebranded version of the Fold2 but will be exclusive to China Telecom.
Design and display: Samsung W21 5G: At a glance
Like the Galaxy Fold2, the W21 5G will offer a book-like design with a metal-glass construction and a side-mounted fingerprint reader. The rear panel will have pinstripes-like design and China Telecom's logo at the bottom.
The handset is likely to bear a 120Hz 7.6-inch QXGA+ (1768x2208 pixels) flexible AMOLED main screen and a 6.23-inch HD+ (816x2260 pixels) cover display.
Fact: For the shutterbugs and selfie lovers
The W21 5G will have a triple rear camera setup including a 12MP (f/1.8) main sensor, a 12MP (f/2.4) telephoto lens, and a 12MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide-angle camera. For selfies, it will have a 10MP (f/2.2) camera present on the cover display and the main screen.
Internals: Under the hood
The Galaxy W21 5G will be powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 865+ chipset, combined with 12GB of RAM and 256GB storage. The handset will pack a 4,500mAh battery with 25W wired charging as well as 11W wireless charging.
On the connectivity front, it should offer support for Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS, 5G, and a Type-C port.
Fact: How much will it cost?
At present, there is no official word on the pricing and availability details of the Galaxy W21 5G in China. However, since it will be a rebranded Fold2, the handset is expected to carry a price-tag of around CNY 17,000 (approximately Rs. 1,85,000).