Every year Samsung reworks its Galaxy Z Fold devices as the China Telecom exclusive W-series and the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G will be no exception. Here’s a render of the new device, to be called the Samsung W22 5G, that was shared by Evan Blass.
An interesting thing to note is that the silver color of the frame extends to the border around the screen, which isn’t the case for the Z Fold3 (that one has a black border around the screen, regardless of the frame color).
The W-series phones tend to be more expensive than their Z Fold counterparts (on the order of 50% more), but they often a different look and a richer retail package. For reference, the vanilla Z Fold3 is priced at CNY 15,000 in China (12/512 GB).
In other foldable news, here is a Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G in Navy Blue, also shared Blass. This time it’s an interactive 3D model, so you can spin it around to admire the new hue (note: you can pause the animation and rewind/fast forward to open or close the phone).
Here are some screenshots in case the 3D viewer doesn’t load properly:
*EDIT* Correction, W2013 to W2019. Since 2020, the Galaxy W series is just a pricier Galaxy Fold.
Correction, W2013 to W2018. Since 2019, the Galaxy W series is just a pricier Galaxy Fold.