Samsung has unveiled the W22 5G foldable smartphone in China. The foldable device is exclusively for Chinese market. The device is an ultra-high-end customized flagship mobile phone jointly created by Samsung and China Telecom.
Just like its predecessor, the Samsung W22 5G adopts a foldable design and features support for the S Pen stylus. The device also packs Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 888 chipset as well as other topnotch features such as 5G connectivity, under-screen camera, internal and external dual-screen 120Hz refresh rate support. We must note, though, that the W21 5G utilizes a Snapdragon 865+ chipset but Samsung didn’t include the Plus variant of the Snapdragon 888 on this model. The processor pairs with 16GB of RAM while there is a sole 512GB storage option.
The W22 5G adopts a symmetrically streamline design for the internal and external displays. The displays are protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. This is the strongest glass in the Samsung W series. The device comes in a sleek black color scheme with a gold accent at the hinges.
The small display is a 6.2-inch screen with a resolution of 2260×832 pixels and a pixel density of 387PPI. The bigger internal display is 7.6 inches in size and has a resolution of 2208×1768 pixels and a pixel density of 374PPI. As stated earlier, both the internal and external screens support a 120Hz refresh rate. The Eco2 OLED panel used for both displays reduces power consumption.
The W22 5G also arrives as the first W series phone to feature the under-screen camera technology. It packs a 4MP sensor and supports high-definition selfies. At the rear, it features a triple camera setup consisting of a 12MP wide-angle main camera, a 12MP telephoto lens, and a 12MP ultra-wide-angle sensor.
The rear casing of the device features the “Heart to the World” logo which uses dynamic light and shadow to create a majestic and atmospheric texture that will show different visual effects from different angles.
In terms of battery, the W22 5G foldable phone is equipped with a 4400mAh battery that supports 25W fast charging, 10W wireless charging, and 4.5W reverse wireless charging. The phone also supports IPX8 water resistance, which is yet another first for the W series. There is an S Pen stylus that can be handy for office or entertainment.
Samsung W22 5G Specifications
Chipset: Snapdragon 888 SM8350
CPU: 2.84GHz Octa-Core
GPU: Adreno 660
- Main display: 7.6 inch infinity flex display, QXGA+ (22.5:18) 220 8× 1768, 120Hz, Dynamic AMOLED 2X, Victus Gorilla Glass
- Cover display: 6.2 inch, HD+ (24.5:9) 2268×832, 120Hz, Dynamic AMOLED 2X
Storage: 512GB (UFS3.1)
- Main Camera: Triple
- 12 MP (Ultra-wide-angle, f/2.2)
- 12 MP (wide-angle, f/1.8, OIS)
- 12 MP (telephoto, 2x, f/2.4, OIS)
- Under-display camera: 4 MP (80°, f/1.8)
- Rear camera (folding): 10 MP (80°, f/2.2)
OS: Android 11
Dimension: 158.2 x 128.1 x 6.4 mm
Battery: 4400mAh (25W fast-charge dual battery, 10W Wireless Charging Qi, 4.5W Wireless Power Supply)
WLAN: Wi-Fi 6E, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax 2.4/5GHz
Waterproof and Dustproof: Waterproof (IPX8)
Earphone jack: No
Fingerprint sensor: Yes (side)
Face ID: Yes
Other: S pen included, NFC, Stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos
SIM: Dual SIM (nanoSIM /nanoSIM)
- 2G bands: GSM 850, GSM 900, DCS 1800, PCS 1900
- 3G bands: UMTS B1(2100), B2(1900), B5(850), B8(900)
- 4G bands:
- FDD LTE B1 (2100), B2 (1900), B3 (1750 to 1765), B3 ( 1765~1780), B4(AWS), B5(850), B7(2600), B8(900), B12(700), B13(700), B18(800), B19(800), B20(800), B25(1900), B26(850), B28(700)
- TDD LTE B34 (2010), B38(2600), B39(1900), B40(2300), B41(2500-2690)
- 5G bands:
- FDD Sub6 N1 (2100)
- TDD Sub6 N41 (2500), N78 (3500), N79 (4500)
Samsung W22 5G Price and Availability
The Samsung W22 5G will retail for 16,999 yuan (~$2,644) which is 3,000 yuan cheaper than the previous generation.
Reservations for the W22 5G will start at 10 o’clock on October 14 while the device will go on sale from October 22nd.