While discussing on the clamshell form factor for a foldable phone by Samsung in its Samsung Developers Conference earlier this week, it was speculated that the company will release this phone in 2020. It has now come to light that this model will find its way into the Chinese market this month itself. Though there is no official confirmation that the foldable smartphone will be out in the hands of the users in November itself, one Chinese carrier China Telecom has teased an image of the phone with the moniker Samsung W20 5G (note that ‘Galaxy’ is missing in this, though the model may be called the Samsung Galaxy W20 5G). There is a punch line “New form beyond expectations”.
No Details on the Specifications Available
There has been no clear leak or rumor on the specifications of this new W series phone. The best one can say is that it may sport specs and features close to the Samsung Galaxy S10 series phones. The highlight will be the operating system, One UI 2.0 specially adapted for the foldable device. The company had used this as one of the demonstration themes to showcase the new capabilities of the One UI 2.0 to the developers at the SDC19.
From some of the images, it can be inferred that the front selfie camera will be center-aligned. It can also be observed that the bezels are practically absent giving the full real estate on the screen for the display.
Launch Advanced to Beat Moto Razr?
One speculation for the South Korean company advancing the launch of this new form factor foldable device could be that the Moto Razr with its iconic clamshell design will be released in November. Commentators feel that Samsung wants to make its phone be the first to be unveiled in the market with this new design. The reason for this could be that there has not been any information so far on the company going ahead with the manufacturing of these phones. The news would have leaked from some quarter, a component supplier or an insider. Samsung itself has a way of letting the market know what’s in store ahead of such important developments.
Images of the Moto Razr foldable smartphone have been in circulation only the past couple of days. The rumors associated with the device indicate it may be a mid-segment phone. Samsung Galaxy W20 5G is likely to be provided with the best specifications and features in town.