Last year Samsung launched the Galaxy Z Fold2 in China as the W21, with different colors than for the global market, and we’ve already heard that the company was planning to pull off something similar this year.
Well, lo and behold, ladies and gentlemen! Here’s the upcoming Samsung W22 5G, also known outside of China as the Galaxy Z Fold3. As with the W21, the W22 comes in a China-exclusive color combination, though this year the tacky gold trim has been minimized to just the hinge area and a logo on the back.
As you can see, the rest of the phone is black, including most of the stylus (although there is a gold band on the S Pen to match the gold hinge). The W22 will be offered by China Telecom for sure, since the promo poster you can see above leaked from that carrier, but this isn’t to say that China Mobile and China Unicom won’t also sell the W22.
Our Chinese is a bit rusty, but from what we can gather, the Samsung W22 is due to become official either this month or in early November over in China, complete with Samsung Care+ service. It’s unlikely that there are any internal changes compared to the Galaxy Z Fold3, though the W22 may come with more internal storage and maybe even dual SIM slots.