There are two types of people: those who love their Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 in its fashionable traditional Thom Browne edition, and those who prefer the recently unveiled vibrant Pokemon variant.
This version of Samsung’s foldable flip phone has just been unveiled by Samsung in Korea, and you can see it on the brand’s site here. Or, you can just scroll down.
The website features a countdown, presumably until the device goes on sale, although we don’t know if it will be a global launch or just a Korean launch at this time.
Serebii update: Samsung will release a Pokémon-themed Galaxy Z Flip3 phone in South Korea this month with details to come later this week https://t.co/gDbXkHSvkT pic.twitter.com/kyNyNjxYVVApril 19, 2022
We don’t have a price for the package price either, but knowing Samsung’s limited-edition versions of its high-end products, that won’t come cheap.
The set includes the phone as well as a collection of accessories which, as you can probably imagine, are themed around the popular video game franchise. But if you’re a big fan of the ‘Mon, you might find this set a little underwhelming.
Analysis: Pika-choose a different version
Pokemon fans, disengage: it looks like this version of the Galaxy Z Flip isn’t actually themed around Pokemon itself.
We’re talking about the smartphone itself – sure, it’ll come with plenty of stickers and extras, but we don’t think the handset itself will sport any badges. That’s because Samsung doesn’t show the phone itself (in the picture it’s wearing a case) – if the phone had a Pikachu on it, or even a Pokeball, we’d see it.
You could say “Samsung won’t print icons on a smartphone itself” and while that would contradict the long history of pop culture smartphone ties, it’s also not in line with Galaxy’s own editions. Samsung’s Z Flip 3.
The Thom Browne edition of the device had a patterned design, and the Bespoke Edition models of the handset let you choose the colors yourself – so you’re literally ordering the phone with custom prints on it.
With that in mind, you’d think Samsung could easily slap a little Eevee on the front of the phone or something.
But no, you apparently get a standard black smartphone with some Pokemon-themed accessories – things you can buy on Amazon for minimal cost.
Hopefully we’re wrong, and the Galaxy Z Flip 3 actually has Piplup or Chespin on it – but as it stands we’re disappointed with this so-called ‘Pokemon phone’.