Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 will get a Thom Browne limited edition, here’s what it might look like
Last year, the Galaxy Z Flip Thom Browne edition sold quickly, the Z Fold2 Thom Browne edition also proved to be popular. These were only available in very limited numbers, but they are in high demand – for example, Samsung only produced 5,000 units for South Korea, but received 230,000 sign-ups from people who wanted to buy a Z Fold2 customized by the designer. So these are prestige items designed to create buzz around the product instead of offering a significant boost to sales figures.
But the buzz is good, so Samsung is making a new limited edition this year – Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 Thom Browne version according to LetsGoDigital. Samsung only manufactures one per. Generation (ie Z Flip but no Z Fold and Z Fold2 but no Z Flip 5G), which means that a Z Fold3 Thom Browne version is unlikely.
Still, this is what the Z Flip3 limited edition should look like. The Thom Browne design is quite consistent with a matte gray paint job and the trademark tri-colored stripe, so this should be a fairly accurate reproduction. Giuseppe Spinelli, also known as Snoreyn, took the Z Flip3 3D models as a base and made a mockery of the upcoming design.
This year, the external screen will be larger – a 1.1 ”two-line display – and all indications are that it will be covered in black glass, creating a two-tone design. This is likely to be preserved for the Thom Browne edition. By the way, there were some expectations that the external monitor will have Always On functionality, but this is not the case according to the latest rumor.
Some additional specs from the rumor mill include a Snapdragon 870 chipset (with the more powerful 888 going to the Z Fold3), 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, One UI 3.1 with DeX support, 3,273mAh battery and 15W of cable plus 9 W wireless charging. As for the cameras, it seems that the 12 + 12 MP setup with a wide and an ultra-wide lens is retained on the back, just like the selfie camera with 10 MP.
The phone will not be alone – the Thom Browne editions come with a custom smartwatch and earphones. This year, this means a Galaxy Watch4 (or Watch4 Classic) and Galaxy Buds2. The watch usually has a custom wristband, while the knobs usually get a custom paint job for their charging case.
You can expect a few more perks like custom chargers, cables, boxes and so on.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 Thom Browne Limited Edition Package
If you think these look cool, we have to warn you that this package is usually quite expensive. The Z Flip Thom Browne edition sold for $ 2,480, which was more than the price of the regular phone + watch + buttons.
The Z Flip3 can be up to 20% cheaper than the current model (partly due to the opt-out of the top shelf set), while the Watch4 Classic costs the same. Buds2 may end up being more expensive than Buds + they are meant to replace. The limited edition package will not be cheap and even if you have the money, chances are there will be more buyers than units.
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