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Samsung's W20 foldable spotted in the wild, looks exactly like the Galaxy Fold

The Samsung W20 might get a SoC upgrade and a price slash for the Chinese market. (Source: Twitter)
The Samsung W20 might get a SoC upgrade and a price slash for the Chinese market. (Source: Twitter)
Previously rumored to have a clamshell design, the Samsung W20 appears to be almost identical to the galaxy Fold. The specs leaked by TENAA last week also confirm the similarities, even though the SoC is still unknown. The W20 is a China-only model and could feature a more affordable price to compete with the Mate X from Huawei.

Rumors of a Samsung W20 foldable phone made specifically for China started to make the rounds this September and, back then, the device was expected to be a clamshell model resembling the Motorola RAZR, but, a new hands-on video shows that the W20 is not much different compared to the Galaxy Fold.

Twitter user Max J. confirmed this with a post showing the Chinese teaser for the November 19 reveal. Besides the identical design, the W20 will also feature 5G capabilities, and the W20 TENAA certificate revealed on November 11 proves that the specs are mostly the same, although the SoC is not specifically named, so there is a chance to see the W20 sporting a Snapdragon 855+ processor. Moreover, Samsung might choose to offer a lower price point for the Chinese market in order to compete with Huawei’s Mate X.

The clamshell design is now expected to be implemented in the second version of the Galaxy Fold, which is also rumored to get S Pen support. This rumor does not really make sense, since Samsung would not want to cannibalize its Galaxy Note lineup, plus the pen would be seemingly impossible to store inside the clamshell design. On the other hand, Samsung most likely has the clamshell design finalized as we have already seen the patents, and could showcase it at CES or MWC in a few months.

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Bogdan Solca, 2019-11-19 (Update: 2019-11-19)
Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - News Editor
I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.