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Samsung may launch the Galaxy W21 premium foldable in China soon

A Galaxy W20 poster. (Source: Samsung)
A Galaxy W20 poster. (Source: Samsung)
The Galaxy W20 is a variation of Samsung's Galaxy Fold released as a Chinese-market exclusive with 5G. Now, it seems it is getting a successor in the coming months. The OEM has certified a new device with a model number likely to match such a device with the regulator 3C.

One might be forgiven for having assumed that the launch of the first-gen Samsung foldable would negate the Galaxy W series, made up of flip phones with premium specs that included dual AMOLED displays. However, the OEM proceeded to launch the W20 in this line's primary market, China. It turned out to be a version of the Fold that mainly distinguished itself with 5G and different rear panels.

Now, it seems this device is getting a successor. 3C has reportedly approved the Samsung SM-W2021 for sale. As the W20 was the SM-W2020, it will probably have Galaxy W21 as a product name. Unfortunately, the new leak can't tell us much about its specs, besides that it is rated for a maximum charging rate of 25 watts (W).

However, judging by its probable forebear, prospective W21 buyers may be able to expect a folding tablet with a 7.6-inch main AMOLED display with a 120 hertz (Hz) refresh rate; triple main cameras and a new kind of hinge.

Then again, it may also get some kind of elaboration on its specs so as to set it apart from a typical Galaxy Z Fold2. As to its price, the W20 started at 19999 yuan (US$2936) on its launch; the next generation may be no cheaper.

The new "Galaxy W21" certification. (Source: 3C via MyFixGuide)
The new "Galaxy W21" certification. (Source: 3C via MyFixGuide)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-09-28 (Update: 2020-09-28)