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A new leak may confirm that the Galaxy W21 will launch in China soon

The Galaxy W21 reportedly surfaces on the TENAA website. (Source: TENAA via MyFixGuide)
The Galaxy W21 reportedly surfaces on the TENAA website. (Source: TENAA via MyFixGuide)
The Galaxy W20 was an upgraded version of the already-flagship-grade Samsung Galaxy Fold sold in China. Now, according to a new registration issued by TENAA, its next generation might offer more of the same. The alleged certification shows a device that looks just like the Z Fold2 but with a different, fancier rear panel.
Deirdre O'Donnell,

Prior to the release of the Samsung Galaxy Fold, the OEM had had an established line of premium clamshell phones called the Galaxy W series which had been exclusive to the Chinese market. However, as the company made the leap to foldable devices, it converted these expensive flip phones into variants of the resulting Fold.

Now, it seems Samsung is continuing this trend in 2020 with the Galaxy W21. This product name is based on a leak from the Chinese regulator 3C, and strongly hints that it will be a glitzed-up version of the previously-launched Galaxy Z Fold2 (which is also currently on sale in China). Now, a second official leak appears to confirm this state of affairs.

This new tip originates from TENAA, and contains some images that show what appears to be the Z Fold2, albeit with a new rear panel, frames and a hinge with much more gold and different branding. Therefore, this may indeed be an upcoming Galaxy W21.

This new certification does not divulge full specs for the device quite yet, however. Its predecessor the Galaxy W20 had an updated processor (the Snapdragon 855+ rather than the Fold's plain old 855); therefore, this W21 may get the 865+ whereas Samsung chose to equip the Z Fold2 with the 865. However, this may make the "new Galaxy W" all the more expensive on its own launch.

More shots of the almost-certain Galaxy W21 from TENAA. (Source: TENAA via MyFixGuide)
More shots of the almost-certain Galaxy W21 from TENAA. (Source: TENAA via MyFixGuide)

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-10- 9 (Update: 2020-10- 9)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.