Samsung has launched its latest 5G compatible smartphone, Samsung W21 5G in China. But, we simply could not help comparing it with the South Korean giant’s earlier flagship foldable offering, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2.
Beginning with its first look, Samsung W21 5G design bears a strong resemblance to that of the Galaxy Z Fold 2. The few minor differences include the absence of popular Galaxy branding. Besides, W21 5G comes with a single colour variable while Fold 2 offered two colour variables. Adiitionally, W21 also sports vertical lines on its back panel against the smooth design on Fold 2.
Samsung W21 5G Key Features and Specifications
As we have already mentioned in the beginning of this article, Samsung W21 5G share many similar features with the Galaxy Z series Fold 2 but with some differences. So, we will also be taking you through these in the specifications section.
Samsung W21 5G provides you an impressive 7.6-inch full-HD+ foldable, Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O Display. It provides a resolution of up to 1768 X 2208 pixels along with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. Once, you have folded the smartphone, its screen size shrinks to a still decent size of 6.2-inch. In the folded phase, it offers a 6.2-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of up to 816×2260 pixels.
It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ processor and a 4,500mAh battery. Additionally, it also provides charging support for 25W wired fast charging and 11W wireless charging. It gives you a storage configuration of 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB internal memory.
In terms of camera, it offers a triple rear camera setup which happens to be exactly similar to Galaxy Z Fold 2 too. It includes three rear camera sensors of 12MP each with varied focal lengths of f/1.8, f/2.2 for the ultra-wide-angle lens and f/2.4 for the telephoto lens. On the front, it sports a 10MP selfie camera.
On the other hand, while Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 offered a SIM slot and an eSIM option, Samsung W21 5G offers two regular SIM slots. Furthermore, its connectivity support options include Wi-Fi 6,Bluetooth v5.0, 5G, 4G LTE, GPS/ A-GPS and a USB Type-C port. Additionally, its various sensors include an ambient light sensor, RGB sensor, accelerometer,proximity sensor, barometer,magnetometer and a gyroscope.
Samsung W21 5G Pricing and Availability
Samsung will be offering a sole colour variable in a gold shade in single storage configuration option. Its lone 12GB + 512GB storage variant has been launched at a price tag of CNY 19,999 (~ Rs. 2.23 lakh).
It is already available for pre-orders in the Chinese market and will go on a second round of pre-bookings starting from November 11. Samsung will start shipping these pre-orders from November 27.
It is also expected to tussle with the existing Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2; 12GB + 512GB storage variant in China which is currently priced at CNY 16,999 (~ Rs. 1.89 lakh). However, we don’t yet know if and when the new foldable Samsung W21 5G will be coming to the Indian market.