Forget Samsung Galaxy Fold - Samsung could be launching ANOTHER foldable to rival Motorola Razr

Samsung's second foldable looks set to also use the Razr's clamshell design

Samsung W20 5G teaser
(Image credit: Weibo)

The Motorola Razr 2019 has dominated the tech world's attention over the last week, with a barrage of leaked images showcasing the folding smartphone's retro design. However, not to be outdone, a new teaser image suggests Samsung is preparing to debut a new folding phone – and it's not the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2. 

According to a recent Weibo post by China Telecom, the Samsung W20 5G foldable phone is due to launch this month. A Chinese teaser image shows the W20 5G name above a clamshell folding design, just like the Motorola Razr, with light emanating from both sides where the screen should be.

Given that the Samsung W series is its traditional flip-phone avenue (its Asia-exclusive W19 is a high-end flip-phone with a keypad, priced at 18,999 yuan, or $2,700) it makes sense for Samsung to launch a foldable smartphone under this banner. 

However, the W20 5G is also likely to debut as a China-only model, given we've heard no noise about it beyond the Chinese teaser image and its obvious 5G connectivity. The Razr is also set to be a US-exclusive (for now), which means fans in other countries will have to wait a while to get their hands on a clamshell-folding phone. 

Motorola Razr 2019

(Image credit: Yanko Design)

The Motorola Razr is set to launch November 13. Could Samsung have fast-tracked the W20 5G's launch time in order to beat the Motorola Razr to the punch as the "first" clamshell smartphone? 

We'll know for sure at the end of the month, after both phones have been unveiled, but Motorola VP Dan Dery said that it wanted to get the Razr into customers' hands "no later" than its rivals. For now, the race is on.

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Matt Evans

Matt Evans now works for sister brand TechRadar, covering all things relating to fitness and wellness. He came to as staff writer before moving on, and was previously on Men's Health, and slightly counterintuitively, a website devoted to the consumption of Scotch whiskey. In his free time, he could often be found with his nose in a book until he discovered the Kindle.