Samsung is launching a radically new Android telephone, however it’s not what followers have been anticipating
Samsung just held another of its famous Unpacked events where the Korean tech giant unveiled a very unique Android device. Based on the latest Galaxy Z Flip3, this new “Bespoke Edition” lets you design your own phone before it’s manufactured and mailed.
Favorite colors can be picked and then mixed and matched to suit your style, with Samsung boasting that it offers over 45 different combinations.
Once a pattern is chosen, Samsung transforms the creation into a real phone that is then delivered straight to your door.
“We know our customers see cutting-edge technology as a way to express themselves,” said Conor Pierce, corporate vice president UK & Ireland, Samsung Electronics. “At Samsung, we believe that their technology should reflect their lifestyles, and we pride ourselves on continually developing new technologies that meet customers’ needs, preferences and lives. We are now pleased to introduce the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 Bespoke Edition, which, thanks to its exciting new color options, offers our customers the ultimate form of self-expression. “
In addition to this custom look, the Z Flip3 Bespoke Edition has all the features of the standard model, including a 6.7-inch screen that folds in half and a rear camera with two lenses.
There’s also a fast Qualcomm processor, wireless charging, a fingerprint scanner, and it’s now fully waterproof, which is pretty impressive for a foldable phone.
This, of course, is great news for anyone craving a fully customized smartphone, but it’s not exactly what many were hoping for.
It was rumored that Samsung would use its October event to launch a budget version of its popular Galaxy S21.
This FE version (Fan Edition) would make sense as Samsung launched something similar last year through its popular Galaxy S20 FE.
Leaks revealed that the S21 FE could get a triple-lens camera, a fast Qualcomm processor, and a bezel-less display, all at a cheaper price than the current S21 flagship.
It now appears that Samsung has delayed the launch of this device, with a technical tipster suggesting it won’t arrive before 2022.
Jon Prosser, who has a pretty good track record of getting things right, recently posted a message on Twitter saying, “Samsung’s S21 FE is being postponed to January to my knowledge. The launch is postponed to January 11, 2022. “
If you want a phone that suits your style, the Bespoke Edition can certainly appeal, but for those wanting flagship specs on a budget, it seems like it will take a little longer to wait for Samsung’s next Fan Edition device.