Samsung Galaxy W20 5G clamshell foldable smartphone launching in China this month

At its Developer Conference 2019, Samsung teased its next foldable smartphone. Unlike the Galaxy Fold, the new phone will follow a clamshell design just like the recently leaked Motorola razr Phone. Notably, the new foldable smartphone will be a part of the chaebol’s luxury flip phone line-up called the Galaxy W series, which is exclusive to China as of now. Today, the leading Chinese telecom operator, China Mobile has announced that the smartphone will be launched this month.

The poster shared by the telecom operator confirms that the upcoming foldable smartphone will be called the Galaxy W20 5G and features the text, “New form beyond expectation.” We can also see the side profile of the smartphone on the image. While the phone was showcased earlier at the Samsung Developer Conference 2019, the brand didn’t go into much detail regarding the name, specifications and availability. However, the rand did showcase the phone in a short video onstage. According to Samsung, the new phone will not only fit easily in pockets but also change the way we use smartphones.

This was a reference to OneUI 2.0, which is intended to work better on its foldable smartphones. That aside, the phone showed in the video by the brand was seen sporting a center-aligned punch-hole selfie camera and next-to-no bezels on all sides. We can expect the phone to have an impressive screen-to-body ratio. This is unlike the Motorola razr, which seems to have a rather large display notch and even larger chin. As of now, there is no word on the specifications of the phone but going by the track record of Galaxy W-series, we can expect it to retain the flagship features from the Galaxy S10 lineup.

We will know more in the coming days including the pricing and availability of the device. However, the India launch of the phone looks doubtful since none of the previous W-series phones have been launched here.


Abhiman Biswas

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