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Samsung To Release A New Clam-Shell Phone

Samsung is no stranger to clam-shell phones: every year, the company unveils a new successor to the W series, though it’s rare to find one in the wild outside China. However, the Chinese market seems to have been enough for the South Korean company, as it seems to have decided to release yet another smartphone to add to the clam-shell family. 

Notorious tipster Ice Universe spotted a photo taken of a poster that made an appearance during an expo, in China. On the poster, the phone is dubbed the Samsung W20 5G, Samsung W2019’s successor. 

The W series usually makes an appearance during the fall – last year, the W2019 was unveiled in November. The phone has a 4.2 inch 1080 x 1920 pixels Full HD+ Super AMOLED display and is powered by a Snapdragon 845 and offers 128GB or 256GB storage options, alongside 6GB of RAM. 

Keeping those specs in mind, we don’t know anything about the W20 5G, aside from what the name implies: that it will have 5G capabilities. It is however expected that it will have a Snapdragon 855 or 855+ under under the hood and Sammobile recently claimed that the new generation W series will have a 512GB storage option. 

All of Samsung’s W series are provided with an exclusive concierge service by the company and the W2019 was no exception and the upcoming W20 5G will definitely benefit from it as well. The owners benefit from free software fixes and an exclusive hotline, among other perks. 

Price-wise, we can, again, look at the W2019: when it was launched, it had a price tag of CNY8,999, which, after conversion, rests somewhere above $1,200. And that’s without counting up the price of any additional accessories or ornaments. The W20 5G will most likely go way past that price and cost at least CNY 9,999, if only just for 5G alone. 

The phone is aimed at the consumer with a more generous wallet though, and, considering they’re usually limited edition, it really wouldn’t be a surprise for Samsung to push up the price even higher. 

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