Samsung held the event on October 20 “Galaxy Unpacked Part 2“in streaming, an occasion in which it did not present new products but novelties for the devices already announced in the previous weeks. In particular, the editions were announced ‘Bespoke‘with customizable cover of the foldable Galaxy Z Flip3 and the Galaxy Watch4 smartwatch, and the editions’Maison Kitsuné‘of the Galaxy Watch4 smartwatch and Buds2 earphones. In addition, the software update has been presented for Galaxy Watch4 users, which will be released on October 20.
“Our users are multifaceted and experience life in so many colorful, interesting and unique ways. As such, the technology they use every day should reflect their individuality.” reads the official invitation from Samsung for the event on 20 October. “Join Galaxy Unpacked Part 2 on October 20 to see how Samsung is opening up new experiences for self-expression through technology.”
Samsung unveiled Galaxy Z Flip3 Bespoke Editiona special edition of the leaflet Galaxy Z Flip3 customized in the external coating during purchase on Samsung.com. Internally, the smartphone is the same Galaxy Z Flip3 we know, so from a hardware point of view, nothing new. It is the first time that the ‘Bespoke’ experience of customizing Samsung products – which the company first introduced on refrigerators – arrives on mobile devices, enabling “users to express themselves and create a truly personal device” as the company said.
“Today’s customers are multifaceted and we believe their technology should reflect their unique lifestyles.” said Stephanie Choi, SVP and Head of Marketing of the Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics. “Galaxy Z Flip3 Bespoke Edition opens up new experiences for customers to reflect who they are, through the technology they use the most.”
It works like this: on Samsung.com you go to the Galaxy Z Flip3 Bespoke Studio, a tool that allows you to customize the Galaxy Z Flip3 cover during the purchase by choosing from a palette of 49 possible color combinations: you can choose between five colors the front and back of the device, including blue, yellow, pink, black and white, as well as you can choose the color of the frame between black and silver. Once your order is placed, your bespoke Galaxy Z Flip3 is wrapped in a special ‘Bespoke Edition’ packaging and delivered to your home with a Bespoke Edition wallpaper and external display that match the colors of your customized device.
To identify different color options, Samsung mapped present and future color trends and analyzed sociocultural trends to anticipate changes in customer preferences and needs. Samsung also tested different color options and identified shades that would complement each other perfectly, regardless of the combination.
And as the style and taste of users continue to evolve, Samsung also offers “Bespoke Upgrade Care“exclusively for Galaxy Z Flip3 Bespoke Edition users, who will be able to change the color of the device whenever they want. In other words, after purchasing a Galaxy Z Flip3 Bespoke Edition today, the user can postpone later just the lining of the device with a new color scheme.
Regarding the availability of the Galaxy Z Flip3 Bespoke Studio, this is available exclusively on Samsung.com in Korea, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Canada and Australia starting October 20, 2021. It is not currently planned in Italy. .
Galaxy Z Flip3 Bespoke Edition Technical Specifications
Main display: 6.7-inch FHD + (2640 x 1080 pixels, 425ppi) Dynamic AMOLED 2X (22: 9) Infinity Flex Display; 120Hz adaptive refresh rate; 900 nits (HBM), 1200 nits (peak)
External display: 1.9-inch Super AMOLED; resolution 260×512 (302ppi), brightness 935 nits (HBM)
Dimensions when folded: 72.2 x 86.4 x 15.9 | 17.1mm (hinge)
Dimensions when open: 72.2 x 166 x 6.9mm
Weight: 183 grams
Front camera: 10MP (F2.4, 1.22um Pixel, FOV 80)
Rear camera: 12MP Ultra Wide Camera (F2.2, 1.12um Pixel, FOV 123) + 12MP Wide Angle (Dual Pixel AF, OIS, F1.8, 1.4um Pixel, FOV 78) with super clear glass with Corning Gorilla Glass with DX, Digital zoom up to 10x, HDR10 + recording, AF tracking
Processor: Octa-Core 5nm 64-bit | Single Core 2.84GHz + Triple Core 2.4GHz + Quad Core 1.8GHz
Memory: 8GB RAM with 256GB internal memory (UFS 3.1)
Battery: dual 3300mAh battery (typical)
Reload: Compatible with Fast Charging via cable and wireless; Wireless PowerShare; Fast charging 15W; Fast wireless charging 10W; Reverse wireless charging 4.5W
Resistance to water: IPX8
Operating system: Android 11
Network (4G LTE): Enhanced 4X4 MIMO, 7CA, LAA, LTE Cat.20 DL 2000 Mbps – Cat.18 UL 200 Mbps
Network (5G): Non-Standalone (NSA), Standalone (SA), Sub6
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac / ax HE80 MIMO, 1024QAM; Bluetooth v 5.1 (LE up to 2Mbps), USB Type-C, NFC, Localization (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou, QZSS)
SIM Card: One Nano SIM + eSIM
Payments: Samsung Pay
Sensors: for capacitive (lateral) fingerprints, accelerometer, barometer, gyroscope, geomagnetic, Hall, proximity, brightness.
Type of release: Sign, PIN, Password
Type of biometric release: fingerprint sensor, face recognition
Audio: Stereo speaker with surround sound with Dolby technology (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus included); support UHQ 32-bit & DSD64 / 128, PCM up to 32 bits, DSD DSD64 / 128; Dual Audio in Bluetooth (to connect two Bluetooth devices to the Galaxy Z Flip3 to play audio simultaneously); support for Samsung Scalable Codec
Audio Recording: with the High AOP microphone that minimizes distortion in noisy environments.
Audio playback formats: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, APE, DSF, DFF;
Video playback formats: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
Wireless TV connection: Smart View (1080p 30fps screen mirroring)
Safety: Knox platform with real-time monitoring and protection; virus and malware prevention; Personal Area (a secure space on your device to isolate and protect content such as applications, photos, movies and private files).
Colors: Blue, Yellow, Pink, White, Black (Frame options: Black or Silver)
Inside the package: Galaxy Z Flip3 5G, Data cable, metal extractor for Sim housing opening, Quick reference guide
Samsung has announced its collaboration with the lifestyle brand Kitsuné to bring to market Galaxy Watch4 Maison Kitsuné Edition And Galaxy Buds2 Maison Kitsuné Edition. They are the same Galaxy Watch4 And Galaxy Buds2 that we already know from the hardware and software point of view, while they change in the design characterized by the iconic logo with the fox and the new Moonrock Beige color.
In particular, the watch Galaxy Watch4 Maison Kitsuné Edition it has an exclusive Moonrock Beige dial and strap on which a fox and ad hoc engravings take shape; Also supplied is an additional personalized strap in Stardust Gray with the wording Maison Kitsuné. The earphones Galaxy Buds2 Maison Kitsuné Edition they are presented in the color Moonrock Beige and are housed in a leather case in Stardust Gray color decorated with the fox-shaped logo of Maison Kitsuné; furthermore, the right earphone features the fox’s head, while the left one shows the tail.
“We are thrilled to bring our signature style and iconic Fox logo to Samsung Galaxy wearables.” said Maison Kitsuné co-founder Gildas Loaëc. “We loved Maison Kitsuné’s idea of the fox running through Galaxy products and had a lot of fun inventing the new Moonrock Beige color and other motifs and design elements that illustrate our fox’s journey through time and space.”
“The Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Buds2 Maison Kitsuné Edition are an exciting fusion of Samsung Galaxy’s latest wearable technology and Maison Kitsuné’s multifaceted Art de Vivre.” said Stephanie Choi, senior vice president and head of global marketing for Samsung Mobile. “We are merging technology with fashion and music to allow consumers to enjoy a better life and well-being in a playful way.”
Galaxy Watch4 Maison Kitsuné Edition and Galaxy Buds2 Maison Kitsuné Edition can be ordered starting October 20, with a limited number of pieces available in select markets. Samsung Italy has already confirmed that Galaxy Watch4 Maison Kitsuné Edition and Galaxy Buds2 Maison Kitsuné Edition will not be available in the Italian market.