In the last two years, Samsung has transferred its Galaxy Fold and Z Fold2 to China as the Galaxy W20 and W21, and it looks like the trend will continue with this year’s Z Fold3, which is reportedly coming as the W22 5G. A new report specifies that the Z Fold3 and W22 5G (SM-W2022) will be identical in specifications but will have some design changes. Earlier devices in the W series also had two SIM slots to accommodate the Chinese market.
The W20 and W21 5G were both exclusive to China Telecom, and the W22 follows in their footsteps. It is said to arrive with 512 GB of storage space and exclusive black color. Prices are not detailed, although we can expect it to be more expensive than the regular Z Fold3. For reference, the W21 was priced at CNY 20,000 ($ 3,000), while the Z Fold2 was launched at $ 1,999.
Samsung is likely to announce the W22 5G after the Z Fold3 becomes official in August.