Samsung’s “Galaxy W” line of telephones is actually one thing. The corporate has been making this line of flagship smartphones focused particularly at rich Chinese language shoppers for some time now, full with sky-high costs. Previously, there have been telephones like Samsung Galaxy W2019, a loopy dual-screen flip telephone (with a quantity keypad) for $2,700. With the launch of the Galaxy Fold line, the big-screen foldable pill telephone has served as the idea for the W line, and this 12 months’s Galaxy W21 is a dressed-up Galaxy Z Fold 2. It is also in some way $1,000 dearer than a Galaxy Z Fold 2 within the US, so it is ¥19,999, or about $3,027.
A hands-on comparability from telephone leaker IceUniverse exhibits the W21 is in some way larger than the Fold 2, however it’s not clear why. Samsung would not have a whole spec sheet posted but, however an official walkthrough of the telephone lists a 6.2-inch outer display screen and a 120Hz, 7.6-inch inside display screen, the identical because the Galaxy Z Fold 2. It additionally lists a 4390mAh battery, which is smaller than the 4500mAh battery on the Fold 2. Apart from that, you get an unique bump up in storage to 512GB, plus dual-SIM help and all the standard Fold 2 specs: a Snapdragon 865+, 12GB of RAM, a side-mounted fingerprint reader, and all the identical cameras.
There’s additionally the, uh, distinctive shade scheme, which is straight-up shiny, polished gold. We’re working by means of translated descriptions right here, however it sounds just like the again remains to be glass. Samsung’s web site says the telephone has a “7-layer nano-level optical movie connected to the glass again panel.” A quick hands-on video and a few of Samsung’s pictures present that the again floor is flat, so the vertical ribbing that seems in footage is only a design that lives underneath the highest glass floor.
The primary batch of this stuff goes out on November 11.