Samsung’s W22 is China’s Galaxy Z Fold3, and it just surfaced in a leaked promo render
Last year, Samsung launched the Galaxy Z Fold2 in China as the W21, with colors other than for the global market, and we’ve already heard that the company planned to pull something similar this year.
Well, look and see, ladies and gentlemen! Here is 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 sticky 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 pen (although there is a gold band on the S Pen that matches the gold hinge). The W22 will certainly be offered by China Telecom, as the promo poster you see above leaked from this operator, but that does not mean that China Mobile and China Unicom are not also selling the W22.
Our Chinese are a little rusty, but from what we can gather, the Samsung W22 should become official either this month or in early November in China, complete with Samsung Care + service. It’s unlikely that there will be any internal changes compared to the Galaxy Z Fold3, though the W22 may come with more internal storage space and maybe even dual SIM slots.