The South Korean tech giant, Samsung has launched its third foldable phone in 2020, the Galaxy W21, which is also the successor to last years Galaxy W20 foldable phone. For many of us who actually doesn’t know about the ‘Samsung W foldable series‘, the new series came into existence in 2019, a few months after Samsung announced the Fold.
When Samsung first announced the Galaxy Fold in April 2019 and sent out to reviewers, it had a lot of issues and this made Samsung postponed the launch of the device till they could fix the issues. A few months after, Samsung announced a redesigned Galaxy Fold as the Galaxy W20 which had also corrected most of the flops in the first model.
Like the W20, the Galaxy W21 is also the same as the Fold 2, however, it is slightly bigger in size. Samsung Galaxy W21 5G is built around a 7.6-inch QXGA+ Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED screen (primary display) with 120Hz refresh rate, Samsung Ultra-Thin Glass and when folded, it has a 6.2-inch HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Flex display (secondary display). The device measures 68.0 x 159.2 x13.8~16.8mm when folded, 128.2 x 159.2 x 6.0~6.9mm when unfolded and Weighs 288g.
While the Galaxy Z Fold 2 uses a smooth polish finish, the W21 introduced vertical stripes on the rear which should also give you a better grip of the device. The device comes with dual Mic and dual stereo speakers tuned by AKG, Dolby Atmos, one at the top and one at the bottom. The camera setup is the same as the Fold 2. Also, the device uses a side-mounted fingerprint sensor.
The Galaxy W21 device is powered by the latest Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ 7nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 650 GPU and paired with 12GB of RAM and 512GB (UFS 3.1) storage which cannot be expanded. It runs Android 10 with One UI 2.5 and comes with all the features you’d find on the Fold 2.
As for the cameras, it has a quad 12MP rear camera with LED Flash, PDAF, OIS, a 12MP Telephoto lens, PDAF, OIS, 2x optical zoom, up to 10x digital zoom, and a 12MP 120° Ultra Wide sensor. For selfie shots, it uses a 10MP senor on the cover display and a 10MP front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture on the main display.
The W21 houses a 4500mAh battery with support for 25W wired charging and 11W wireless (WPC and PMA) charging. Unlike the Fold 2 which uses a Single Sim + eSim, the W21 comes with a Dual Sim slot. Other connectivity options include: 5G, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ax (2.4/5GHz), HE80, MIMO, 1024-QAM, Bluetooth 5, GPS with GLONASS, USB Type-C (Gen 3.2), NFC, MST.
Samsung Galaxy W21 Pricing And Availability
The Samsung Galaxy W21 5G will be priced at 19999 yuan ($3,000) and will open preorder starting Nov 20. The Galaxy W21 Price in Nigeria is Approx NGN 1,149,960.