The Korean Smartphone maker Samsung is one of the first companies that took the foldable phone category seriously and has launched almost four phones in the arena. Now, just a few months ahead of the new Galaxy Z Flip’s launch, the smartphone maker has unveiled a more premium variant of the Galaxy Z Fold 2 in China, dubbed the Samsung W21 5G.

Design and Display

The main difference between the previously launched Galaxy Z Fold 2 and the Samsung W21 is the aesthetics. The latter is slightly taller and comes in a dull gold premium finish with a linear design.

Samsung Unveils a More Premium Galaxy Z Fold For China

Moreover, it has two sim slots instead of one. The rest of the design elements are the same, including the huge camera bump.

Samsung Unveils a More Premium Galaxy Z Fold For China

The display specifications are also similar to the Galaxy Z Fold 2. The internal display is a 7.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED, while the external is a 6.23-inch Super AMOLED.

Internals and Storage

Internally, the handset is driven by Snapdragon 865+ chipset topped with 12 GB RAM and 128 GB onboard storage. It runs One UI 2.5 flavored Android 10


The foldable is equipped with a triple sensor main camera with a 12 MP + 12 MP + 12 MP configuration. For selfies, it packs a 10 MP single sensor shooter.

Battery and Pricing

It includes a 4500 mAh battery with 25W wired and 11W wireless charging.

Samsung W21 5G is available for pre-order for CNY 20,000 (~Rs. 480,000).


  • CPU: Octa-core (1×3.09 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585)
  • GPU: Adreno 650
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8250 Snapdragon 865+ (7 nm+)
  • OS: Android 10, One UI 2.5
  • Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, 5G
  • Display:
    • 7.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED + 6.23-inch Super AMOLED
  • Memory
    • RAM: 12 GB
    • Internal: 512 GB
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 12 MP + 12 MP + 12 MP
    • Secondary: 10 MP
  • Connectivity: LTE, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, headphone jack
  • Fingerprint scanner: Yes
  • Battery: 4500 mAh
  • Price: CNY 20,000