This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.
Samsung's latest folding smartphone, the Galaxy Z Fold2, is going to be released in Japan. The Galaxy Z Fold2 Thom Browne Edition, a limited edition model in collaboration with the global fashion brand "Thom Browne" from New York, will be released in a world limited edition of 5000 units.
Galaxy Harajuku began displaying the Galaxy Z Fold2, as well as the Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, and Galaxy A51 5G at 12:00 p.m. on September 25, when KDDI's new Fall/Winter 2020 models were announced. And its limited edition, Thom Browne Edition was also on display as a surprise.
Thom Browne also collaborated with Samsung's second folding smartphone, the Galaxy Z Flip, which was sold in limited numbers in Japan in March this year and quickly sold out. The Galaxy Z Fold2 Thom Browne Edition is yet to be released in Japan, but considering the strong sales of the previous model, there is a good chance that it will be released again this time around.
The Galaxy Z Fold2 Thom Browne Edition is presented in a large box with the brand's signature grey color base and tricolor. Inside the box, there is a red (Galaxy Z Fold2), white (Galaxy Watch3), and blue (Galaxy Buds Live) box, each containing a limited edition version of the Thom Browne color. The lower section of the box also opens up to hold the Galaxy Z Fold2 cases and the Galaxy Watch 3 straps.
Here's the full contents of the package. Almost all of the accessories are finished in a tricolor, which is great! Because of this thoroughness, it will only be sold in Thom Browne stores, not in general electronics stores. If this showcase were to be displayed in the store of Thom Browne, it would be no different.
The Galaxy Z Fold2 Thom Browne Edition's theme (wallpaper, icons, etc.) is exclusive to Thom Browne. The exhibit is powered off, but the protective sticker on the out display is inspired by that theme.
There are also two types of cases for the Galaxy Z Fold2. The right one is the back case and is a color difference from the genuine leather case. The left one is a flip type case that can cover not only the back of the phone but also the out display when it is closed. This type of case is a new design for a smartphone with a foldable design.
The Galaxy Watch 3 and Galaxy Buds Live Thom Browne model. I'd like to see these sold separately on their own. The fashion brand's designs make accessories that are worn directly on the body look more flattering.
Three different straps for the Galaxy Watch3. You can change them according to your fashion.
The Galaxy Buds Live case and its cover. I guess they even included the cover because it might scratch the case as it is. The same design is used in both cases.
This is the case for the Galaxy Buds Live. It has a built-in battery so you can charge your Buds Live. The surface has a glossy finish. What does it look like with the Buds Live on your ears?
This is the cover. It's a matte finish with a grainy finish, and the image is going to look a lot different with it on.
Cable, charger, and storage bag. Instead of generic black and white, it's adorned with gray and tricolor colors to match the Thom Browne theme.
The packages that each device comes in. You can see that they are finished more like fashion products than smartphones or IT products. The packaging is so beautiful that you'll want to keep it.
The Galaxy Z Fold2 Thom Browne Edition will be priced at $3,299. Not only is it branded, but it also comes with the Galaxy Watch 3 and the Galaxy Gear Buds Live, so it's not an expensive purchase for those who find this design appealing. It's not sure if it will be released in Japan yet, and only 5,000 units will be available globally, but I wanted to get one when I saw the elegant workmanship. However, there is no doubt that the price is high enough to make me hesitant to buy it. If you go to Harajuku, you'll be able to look at the products through a showcase. Maybe that alone is enough to make me happy.
This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl. The Japanese edition of Engadget does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of this article.