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Samsung W23 5G and Samsung W23 Flip 5G have been unveiled in China as custom variants of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4, respectively. The design of the Chinese variants is quite similar to the models launched in India and global markets, though they come with a few hardware-level tweaks. The Samsung W23 5G and Samsung W23 Flip 5G feature AMOLED inner displays with up to 120Hz refresh rate and are powered by a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC. Both models offer 512GB of onboard storage.
The newly launched Samsung W23 5G price has been set at CNY 15,999 (roughly Rs. 1,82,300 ) for the single 16GB RAM + 512GB storage variant. The Samsung W23 Flip 5G is priced at CNY 9,999 (roughly Rs. 1,13,900) for the sole 12GB RAM + 512GB model. Both the foldable smartphones come in a Shiny Black shade and are currently up for pre-orders in China, with shipments starting October 28.
To recall, in August, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 were launched globally at the Galaxy Unpacked event. The Galaxy Z Fold 4 has a starting price tag of Rs. 1,54,999 for the 12GB RAM + 256GB storage variant in India, while the Galaxy Z Flip 4's price starts at Rs. 89,999 for the base 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant.
Samsung W23 5G and Samsung W23 Flip 5G come with a couple of minor differences from the Indian variants.
The Samsung W23 5G features a 7.6-inch second-generation Dynamic AMOLED 2X QXGA+ display with (2,176x1,812 pixels) resolution with up to 120Hz refresh rate. It has a 6.2-inch HD+ (904x2,316 pixels) second-generation Dynamic AMOLED cover display as well. Like the Galaxy Z Fold 4, the Samsung W23 5G is also powered by a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC, along with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of onboard storage.
For optics, the Samsung W23 5G features a triple rear camera setup comprising a 50-megapixel main sensor paired with an f/1.8 aperture lens, a 12-megapixel secondary sensor paired with an f/2.2 aperture ultra-wide lens and a 10-megapixel sensor coupled with an f/2.4 telephoto lens. For selfies, the main screen houses a 4-megapixel sensor coupled with an f/1.8 aperture lens and a 10-megapixel sensor paired with an f/2.2 lens is featured on the cover screen.
Connectivity options on the Samsung W23 5G include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ax, Bluetooth v5.2, NFC, Ultra Wideband (UWB), GPS, Glonass, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS and a USB Type-C port. Sensors onboard include an accelerometer, air pressure sensor, gyro sensor, geomagnetic sensor, hall Sensor, light sensor and proximity sensor. The phone also comes with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for authentication.
It packs a 4,400mAh battery. Besides, the phone measures 1155.1 x 67.1 x 15.8mm when folded and 155.1 x 130.1 x 6.3mm when unfolded. It weighs 280 grams.
Samsung W23 Flip 5G features a 6.7-inch primary full-HD+ (1,080x2,640 pixels) second-generation Dynamic AMOLED display with a maximum refresh rate of 120Hz. It also sports a 1.9-inch Super AMOLED secondary display with a 260 x 512 pixels resolution. The clamshell foldable smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC, paired with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of onboard storage, a major upgrade over their Indian counterparts.
For photos and videos, Samsung W23 Flip 5G comes with a similar setup to what we have seen on the Galaxy Z Flip 4. It has a dual rear camera unit comprising a 12-megapixel ultra-wide primary sensor with an f/2.2 lens along with a 12-megapixel wide-angle camera with an f/1.8 lens. For selfies, there is a 10-megapixel camera arranged on the folding display, with an f/2.4 lens.
Connectivity options include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ax, Bluetooth v5.2, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, GPS, Glonass, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS and a USB Type-C port. Sensors on board in the Samsung W23 Flip 5G include an accelerometer, barometer, gyro sensor, geomagnetic sensor, hall sensor, proximity sensor, and light sensor. The phone features a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for authentication.
Samsung W23 Flip 5G packs a 3,700mAh battery. It measures 84.9 x 71.9 x 15.9-17.1mm when folded and 165.2 x 71.9 x 6.9mm when unfolded. It weighs 187 grams.