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