A new folding mobile from Samsung has hit the market, the new Samsung W21 5G . Although at first glance it looks like a Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 , the truth is that it is something different. First, it has a larger size, an exclusive color and a much higher price. Let’s see what it brings.
The phone has a noticeably different exterior design compared to the standard Galaxy Z Fold 2. It is also 50% more expensive even though it appears to have the same internals. This price increase has more to do with its new size, the gold edition (although only the color) and its sales exclusivity.
The extras of the Samsung W21 5G
The new Samsung W21 5G is an edition of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 designed exclusively for China . That is why we will probably never see it leave the Asian country unless we buy it there. These are its specifications:
|SAMSUNG W21 5G|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||––|
|DISPLAYS||Main: 7.6 ”QXGA + Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity Flex (2,208 x 1,766 px)|
External: 6.2″ Super AMOLED (2,260 x 816 px)
|PROCESSOR||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ Octa-core 64-bit 7 nm|
|OS||Android 10 + One UI 2.1|
|REAR CAMERAS||Wide: 12 MP F / 2.2|
Main: 12 MP F / 1.8
Tele: 12 MP F / 2.4
|FRONT CAMERAS||Internal: 10 MP F / 2.2|
External: 10 MP F / 2.2
|CONNECTIVITY||WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac / ax, UWB, LTE, 5G (Sub6, mmWave), Bluetooth 5.0|
|BATTERY||4,500 mAh dual|
charging 25W Wireless charging
|OTHERS||NanoSIM / eSIM, stereo sound, Wireless PowerShare|
|PRICE||19,999 yuan (approx. 2,560 euros)|
The two phones essentially share specs . We found the Qualcomm Snapdragon 685+ processor accompanied by a 12 GB RAM and 512 GB of storage. There are no changes to its 7.6-inch and 6.2-inch screens either. The 4,500 mAh capacity battery has not changed either. The five cameras (three rear and two front) are identical. Finally, it is interesting to highlight the 5G connectivity on both smartphones .
However, where it does seem that we are going to find differences is in its size , considerably higher than the standard Fold 2 if we look at images shared by SamMobile . On the other hand, there is the external color theme with vertical stripes, something that seems to be exclusive as well.
Samsung has decided to sell this phone exclusively in China at a price of 19,999 yuan. The exchange rate is around 2,560 euros with the current exchange rate, a price of about 500 euros extra compared to the standard Fold. The phone, which went on sale in the last few hours, has already exhausted its reservation on the Samsung website .