The Samsung and Maison Margiela collaborative Galaxy Z Flip4 that was teased a couple of days ago went official yesterday (November 9). Officially dubbed Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 Maison Margiela Edition, we got most of the details right except for a few. Additional details were offered with the official announcement too.
The Maison Margiela’s Numeric Coding Ring on the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 Maison Margiela Edition is not the hinge of the all-white case; it is the ring holder of the case which is still neat. Then we said it may be transparent. It is not. We are right about the line not being opaque but it isn’t transparent; it is translucent. There’s a difference.
In addition, the all-white thing we saw previously is actually part of the packaging. What else… oh right. It has a special UX which Samsung said is a completely new design that includes wallpaper artwork, and icons.
And there is a bit of information that we have absolutely no idea what Samsung is conveying:
“The paintbrush artwork was designed with an advanced 3D modelling technique to capture the texture of a rough brush stroke. The inverted phone also captures the scanning motion of an X-ray to create a see-through look.”
Those are under the UX description. I believe the X-ray thing is an x-ray image of the internals of the phone presented as wallpaper. Not sure if it is live wallpaper or not. It might be.
New details are shared with the official announcement, including a matte silver white frame (very cool, if I may add) and the translucent area is not limited to the back cover. It is also present on the cover screen side too.
With a cover this cool, it is hard to imagine anyone wants it covered up but if you do, it does come with cases. A plain white case with the Numeric Coding Ring for Ring Holder and painted leather.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 Maison Margiela Edition will not be arriving in North American markets though. It will be available in select markets including China (Hong Kong), France, and Korea, starting December 01, 2022. Pricing is unknown at this point. Meanwhile, you can learn more from Samsung China (HK) website which is in English.
All images courtesy of Samsung.