Samsung Galaxy Fold (W20 5G) China launch set for November 8


Samsung is planning on launching the Samsung W20 5G smartphone in China on November 8. Contrary to the previous assumptions that the W20 will be a new foldable smartphone by the company, it is now being believed that the device will be nothing but a rebranded Samsung Galaxy Fold.

Samsung W20 (or the Galaxy Fold) set to launch on November 8 in China

Though the Samsung W20 5G should technically belong to the company’s flip-phone series of smartphones in China, the Wireless Power Consortium certification for the same mentions the device with the model number SM-W2020 to be the Galaxy Fold only. This could very well be the case as the Samsung clamshell phones also carry a pretty hefty price tag and the Galaxy Fold is no exception when it comes to the price.

It could also be possible that the Samsung W20 5G is the rebranded variant of the 5G variant of the Galaxy Fold as the LTE variant of the Galaxy Fold is also set to launch on November 8. The global variant of the Galaxy Fold, however, comes with the model number SM-F907F/B, so this is pretty confusing as of now.

All of this is not officially confirmed as of now, so we might as well take it all with a pinch of salt.

Samsung Galaxy Fold specifications

Just to refresh your memories with the specifications of the Galaxy Fold, the device has been one of the best innovations in the world of smartphones this year. Despite the initial hiccups, Samsung has finally started selling the Galaxy Fold to the public and so far, the response has been pretty good.

Starting things off with the display, the Samsung Galaxy Fold comes equipped with a 7.3-inch Infinity Flex FHD+ Display which can be folded/unfolded as and when needed. The secondary display is a 4.6-inch Super AMOLED unit which comes with an HD+ resolution.

As far as the cameras of the device are concerned, the Galaxy Fold comes with six cameras in total – a triple rear camera setup (12MP + 12MP + 16MP), a dual-camera setup above the screen (10MP + 8MP), and a 10MP unit on top of the outside screen.

Moving on to the processor, the Samsung Galaxy Fold is powered with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC which is coupled with a whopping 12GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage. Coming to the battery, we get a 4380mAh battery featuring 15W fast charging. To add to it, there is a 15W wireless fast charging option as well.

The biometrics for the Samsung Galaxy Fold include a side-mounted fingerprint scanner and a facial unlock mechanism.

To know more about the Samsung Galaxy Fold, you can head to our existing coverage of the same.

As of now, this is all we know about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Fold (or possibly a new foldable smartphone) for China, but we are sure to receive further internal on the same in the coming days.

What are your thoughts on the Samsung W20 5G? Will it turn out to be the Galaxy Fold only or will it be a different device? Do let us know in the comments section below.