- Samsung is reportedly engaged on the Galaxy W22 5G for China.
- It’s anticipated to be an ultra-premium Galaxy Z Fold 3 for the market.
Samsung launched the Galaxy W21 5G final 12 months, which was a China-exclusive Galaxy Z Fold 2 with a taller design and an eye-watering price ticket. Now, it appears like Samsung is engaged on the same gadget for China based mostly on the upcoming Galaxy Z Fold 3.
SamMobile studies that the W22 5G is certainly within the pipeline, alleging that it has the mannequin quantity SM-W2022 and will likely be accessible in black with 512GB of storage. There’s no phrase on how this gadget would differ from the Z Fold 2 although, however the outlet means that we may see beauty tweaks.
Final 12 months’s Galaxy W21 5G retailed for 19,999 yuan (~$3,088) in China in comparison with the Z Fold 2’s 17,000 yuan (~$2,625) price ticket. The upper price ticket solely received you a taller, gold design, with the specs remaining the identical in any other case. So it stands to purpose that we may see the same value soar for the Galaxy W22 5G over the Z Fold 3 in China.
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SamMobile provides that the W22 5G will solely be launched in China as soon as the usual Z Fold 3 is launched in August. This goes with out saying actually, because the W21 5G was solely unveiled in November, a number of months after the Z Fold 2’s international launch.
However, Samsung has a historical past of providing telephones with ultra-premium costs out there. Previous to its foldable telephones, the agency supplied luxurious clamshell smartphones in China. Its most up-to-date entry on this regard was the W2019, launched on the tail-end of 2018 for ~$2,700. This price ticket received you a clamshell smartphone with a bodily T9 keypad, a 4.2-inch exterior display (along with the interior show), and a Snapdragon 845 chipset.