Sure, the fact that Samsung’s flip phone is now very much a reality is very exciting, but here’s something we’re even more excited about.
At the most recent Galaxy Unpacked launch event, Samsung unveiled a handful of new cell phones that called tech-fanatics worldwide to attention. Revealed at the event were models including the Galaxy S20, S20, S20 Ultra, and, of course the highly anticipated Galaxy Z Flip phone which even had apple devotees a little curious. But what’s more exciting than the Galaxy Z Flip phone is one designed by eponymous American fashion designer Thom Browne — making it the style and tech collaboration that gets fashion geeks aroused.
Like the Samsung Galaxy Fold, the Galaxy Z Flip sees a foldable screen tech. Here’s the cool part though — the Z Flip folds the same direction as many nostalgic flip phones and is both smaller and more compact. In a statement by Browne, “partnering with Samsung to create Galaxy Z Flip Thom Browne Edition was an incredible opportunity to reimagine how consumers express themselves through their smartphone… We designed Galaxy Z Flip Thom Browne Edition just like I do my collections – with proportion, individuality and aesthetic in mind – to create the perfect blend of art and technology.”
Getting into more technical details, the Galaxy Z Flip boasts a 7nm, 64-bit octa-core processor, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. It’s also powered with a 3,300mAh battery that could last all day. Equipped with three cameras; the front-facing camera has a 10MP with an f/2.4 aperture, while the other two cameras are located on the back of the phone. The main wide-angle camera has a 12MP sensor with an f/1.8 aperture, optical image stabilisation, and up to 8X digital zoom. The second ultra-wide-angle camera has another 12MP sensor with an f/2.2 aperture.
The limited-edition phone comes with a pair of Thom Browne Galaxy Buds+ and a Galaxy Watch Active2, which sit alongside the phone in a sleek box adorned with Thom Browne’s signature Americana striping. All three gadgets also feature Thom Browne’s signature colours of red, white and navy.
The regular edition of the Galaxy Z Flip will be made available in the U.S. starting 14 February and will retail for approximately HK$10,716 (US$1,380). The price for the Thom Browne Edition hasn’t been announced yet but preorders will start on 14 February on Samsung and Thom Browne‘s websites, along with Net-a-Porter and MR PORTER. The exclusive phone’s official launch will be sometime this March, so stick with us for more details. In the meantime, click through the gallery below to take a look at the phone and watch the video to see what else went down at the Unpacked launch event.
To find out more about the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, visit samsung.com.
This story first appeared on Prestige Online Hong Kong, by Austin Miao.