Samsung is making its Galaxy Fold foldable phone available in wider markets. The device went on sale for the first time in China yesterday, and it was sold out in just 5 minutes. The company is now gearing up to launch an enhanced version of the Galaxy Fold in China. A new poster released on Samsung Galaxy’s Weibo account reveals that the updated Galaxy Fold will be unveiled in China as the Galaxy W20 on November 19th.
The poster below reveals that the Galaxy W20 will be a 5G phone. Previously launched W-series phones from the company have remained exclusive to Chinese markets. Hence, the Galaxy W20 5G is likely to be available only in China.
At the recently held Samsung Developers Conference (SDC) 2019 in October, the South Korean company had showcased a clamshell foldable phone. When a poster of Galaxy W20 5G phone was shared by China Telecom mobile operator in China, it was speculated that it could be the name of the upcoming clamshell foldable device.
The new teaser shown above shows that the Galaxy W20 does not have a clamshell design, but it appears more like the Galaxy Fold. According to popular tipster @MMDDJ_, the Galaxy W20 5G is a Snapdragon 855+ mobile platform powered device that comes equipped with a 5G modem. The Galaxy Fold that has gone on sale in China is only a 4G LTE device and it is fueled by the Snapdragon 855 SoC.
In addition, at the end of October, the SM-W2020 Samsung device was approved by the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC). It revealed the name of the device as the Galaxy Fold. Previous W-series devices have been flagship clamshell phones, however, it appears that this time around the Galaxy W20 5G will be a foldable phone.
The SM-W2020 model number has also bagged 3C certification, through which it has been revealed that it may ship with a charger that supports only 15W fast charging. The original Galaxy Fold also supports 15W rapid charging. The SM-W2020 had bagged Wi-Fi certification in September. The SM-W2020 may soon appear with its full specifications and images on the database of China’s TENAA telecom regulatory body before its November 19th launch in China.