Samsung W21 5G is the new foldable phone that the company launched today in the Chinese market, but it isn’t something we haven’t seen before. In fact, this is just a more premium-looking version of the Galaxy Z Fold 2 (which is also available in the Chinese market). When it comes to the similarities between the W21 & the Z Fold 2, both have the same displays, cameras, battery, charging speed, & the chipset. So what’s different? Well, the W21 5G offers dual SIM support, something that is lacking in the Z Fold 2. Also, the W21 comes in a premium Gold color & the back panel has vertical lines. In short, the W21 looks more premium than the Z Fold 2 when you compare the two phones side-by-side.
The Samsung W21 5G comes with a main 7.6-inch Foldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X Panel on the inside with 120Hz refresh rate & a 6.23-inch secondary Super AMOLED panel on the outside. There is Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ chipset, 12GB RAM & 512GB internal storage. The triple camera setup on the rear includes a primary 12 Megapixel shooter with OIS & 1.8-micron pixel size, a secondary 12 Megapixel telephoto lens with 2X Optical Zoom & OIS, and a 12 Megapixel ultrawide camera with 123-degree FOV. For selfies, there is a 10 Megapixel camera on both the displays.
There is a 4,500mAh battery & the W21 5G supports 25W Fast Wired Charging along with 11W Wireless Charging & 4.5W Reverse Wireless Charging.
While the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 costs 16,999 Yuan ($2549) for the same memory configuration, the Samsung W21 5G is priced at 19,999 Yuan ($2,999). The pre-orders have started from today.