Samsung had a second launch event, Galaxy Unpacked Part 2, after the Galaxy Unpacked event in August. Unfortunately, no new hardware was announced: simply software upgrades, a new partnership with lifestyle brand Maison Kitsuné, and new bespoke Flip3 devices.
However, some of the new software updates, which focused on the Galaxy Watch4, are actually useful, and there’s also a free 60-day Strava trial that starts on October 20 for all Galaxy Watch users, so if you’re interested don’t forget to sign up.
Maison Kitsuné Edition Watch4 and Buds2
Samsung has teamed up with Maison Kitsuné, known for its cartoon fox logo and lighthearted approach, to release the Galaxy Watch4 Maison Kitsuné Edition and Galaxy Buds2 Maison Kitsuné Edition.
The Watch4 Maison Kitsuné Edition comes with a Moonrock Beige and a Stardust Grey strap with Maison Kitsuné lettering and decorations, while the Buds2 Maisné Edition has the company’s logos and design features, including a gray leather casing.
Galaxy Z Flip3 Bespoke Edition
There are two kinds of bespoke: personalization and customization. The Galaxy Z Flipl3 Bespoke Edition is more the sort since it has a restricted palette of 49 color options, silver or black frame, and blue, yellow, pink, white, or black front and rear.
A Customized Upgrades Care plan is also available, allowing users to customize their phone’s color panels at any time to keep up with their particular style choices (or company colors — a fleet of color-coordinated devices would look great).
In addition to the Flip3, a bespoke Galaxy Watch4 will also be available, and falls under the same restrictions.
New Galaxy Watch4 software features
The Samsung Galaxy Watch4, the company’s flagship smartwatch, aims to compete with devices like the Apple Watch. With the Watch4’s software getting a major upgrade, one of three new features being introduced is gesture controls similar to those on the Apple Watch.
Samsung has also added sensitivity controls to the fall detection feature, allowing you to adjust how sensitive it is. This is excellent news for active users and those with mobility issues, since it can now detect falls even while standing still.
Lastly, Samsung said it’s adding four new faces to the Galaxy Watch4. A customizable face called the Info Brick puts health metrics front and center, and additional faces display “in-depth weather forecasts, a basic dashboard, or live wallpapers inspired by Galaxy Z Fold3 and Galaxy Z Flip3,” Samsung said.
- The new Galaxy Watch4 software features are available over the air now.
- The Galaxy Buds2 Maison Kitsuné Edition will be priced at $249.99. Galaxy Watch4 Maison Kitsuné Edition will be priced at $399.99 (only available in 40mm Bluetooth). Both are available for order now.
- The Bespoke edition of the Galaxy Z Flip3 and Watch4 can be customized at Samsung.com beginning today in Korea, U.S., U.K., Germany, France, Canada, and Australia. No word on further international availability at this time.