Don’t you just love it when your gadgets match with your wardrobe?
While Apple has always been ahead when it comes to dressing up their tech, Samsung also wants to show the world that they know a thing or two about fashion. At the recent Galaxy Unpacked event in San Fransisco, the Korean tech giant has officially announced the release of its second flip phone, Galaxy Z Flip, with a highly covetable Thom Browne make-over.
Unlike the previous Fold, the Z Flip is much more compact at 3.5 x 3 inches when closed, and offers a 6.7-inch screen when opened. It also debuts a glass screen instead of its predecessor’s plastic version, and can reportedly withstand up to 200,000 folds, which is enough for an average phone life cycle — unless you have a compulsive need to constantly open and close your phone, that is.
Multi-tasking is possible thanks to the “Flex mode”, which splits the screen so you can have two apps running on each side.
“Partnering with Samsung to create Galaxy Z Flip Thom Browne Edition was an incredible opportunity to reimagine how consumers express themselves through their smartphone,” said Thom Browne. “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.”
To complete the look, the special edition phone will also come with matching Galaxy Buds+ and Galaxy Watch Active2. The collection is recognisably Thom Browne; his iconic tri-coloured stripes find their way onto pebble grey surfaces, making them the perfect accessory if you already rock the New York-based designer’s ready-to-wear pieces. The smartwatch comes equipped with a custom watch face bearing the same minimalist chic aesthetics. The phone is also accompanied by exclusive sound cues such as a typewriter effect for the keyboard, an analogue ringtone, and specially designed leather case.
Pre-orders will start on 14 February at Samsung.com, Thombrowne.com, and Mr Porter. For those who wish to see the product up close before making a decision, Lane Crawford has prepared a limited-quantity that is exclusive to Hong Kong, also available for preordering at all LC stores — at the price of HK$20,998 — starting tomorrow, before officially launching on 6 March.
This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Singapore.