Samsung’s W-series launch conference will be held in China on September 15, the Suwon-headquartered company confirmed on Friday (September 1). While Samsung has only mentioned the W series, we can assume that the series will include the Samsung W24 and Samsung W24 Flip, successors to the Samsung W23 and Samsung W23 Flip respectively. The upcoming handsets are expected to launch as custom versions of the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5. The design of the Chinese variants could be very similar to the models launched in India and they will likely feature some modifications at the hardware level.
The Samsung W series launch conference is scheduled to take place on September 15th. The launch event will be held in China at Chengdu High and New Sports Center (translated from Chinese), according to a teaser poster (in Chinese) shared by the company on Weibo.
The Samsung W24 and Samsung W24 Flip are expected to make their debuts at the event as rebranded versions of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5, respectively. They will be exclusively reserved for the Chinese audience and will not be available worldwide like last year’s Samsung W23 and W23 Flip. The Chinese variants of the foldable device tend to have upgraded specs than their global counterparts and feature a streamlined design that emphasizes a China-specific theme.
The Samsung W23 series was launched in October last year. The vanilla model costs 15,999 CNY (about 1,82,300 rupees) for the single variant with 16GB RAM + 512GB storage. The Samsung W23 Flip 5G, on the other hand, was offered at 9,999 CNY (about 1,13,900 rupees) for the only 12GB RAM + 512GB storage model.
Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 along with the Galaxy Tab S9 series and Galaxy Watch 6 series during the Galaxy Unpacked event last week in July. The global versions of the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5 run Android 13 with One UI 5.1.1 layer above and feature Armor aluminum frames. Both models are powered by the custom Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform for Galaxy SoCs. The book-style Galaxy Z Fold 5 has 12GB of RAM, while the Galaxy Z Flip 5 has 8GB of RAM. These foldable phones have an IPX8 rating for water resistance.
The Galaxy Z Fold 5 has a 4,400mAh battery and supports 25W fast wired charging. Samsung equipped the Galaxy Z Flip 5 with a 3,700mAh battery that supports 25W fast charging.
In India, the price of the Galaxy Z Fold 5 starts at Rs. 1,54,999 for the base 12GB RAM + 256GB storage configuration, while the Galaxy Z Flip 5 has an initial price of Rs. 99,999 for the 8GB RAM + 256GB storage model.