Flashback: Samsung's long history of fashion phones includes Giorgio Armani and Hugo Boss

02 May 2021
LG partnered up with Prada, Samsung countered with two fashion brand partners of its own, which resulted in some interesting touch phones.

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Trollhammeren, 03 May 2021I remember the SGS Ace ... f. ugly screen ... 320 x 240 ...... moreI find this kind of design decisions sooo disgusting. These brands put their logo all over their clothes, who wants that? Bad taste everywhere. GA and HB should keep doing clothes, please, please stay in the fashion business.

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Kingslayer, 02 May 2021I remember that Armani phone from 2007. Another phone I lus... moreI lusted the W880 back in 2007. It was super thin at t he time and still looks fantastic now. I disagree iPhone was best of that year.

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Anonymous, 03 May 2021Don't you know samsung is the real copycat, when iphon... moreWell said.

I remember the SGS Ace ... f. ugly screen ... 320 x 240 ... with the DPI of a calculator watch ...

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Anonymous, 03 May 2021Don't you know samsung is the real copycat, when iphon... moreDont you know that apple steals more? Hall of shame was iphone x, bezelles phone with 2 cameras but after samsung huawei and many... now they are using LiDAR which is indeed ToF used by many... and arent they about to introduce 120HZ display as a brand new tech while 250$ xiaomi has it.
Dont get me wrong i was thinking to get S21 ultra or 12 Pro max and bundeled with watch active 2 and galaxy buds samsung won. But that i think that iphone does great job design and chipset wise, doesnt mean that i dont hate their lazyness and profit margines. They introduce "new technology" and "features" few years after android... After iphone 5s only thing i love about apple is M1 macbook pro...

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Also not a fan of Hugo Boss and glad I didn't buy anything from them as the founder had ties to the nazi party in Germany

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Growing tired of Samsung, back in the day they had the best all around packages ( S2, S3, S4, Note4, Note7, Note9 ( daily driver ) and brief Note20Ultra user here) and I liked Touch wiz most, now One UI is the almost the best one out there for me but each update limited or took away something good from the previous one.

Now quality is poor, weight is heavier when prices are the same while Huawei and Xiaomi are really changing the game now and the Mi 11 Ultra is a real innovation contender, same for Huawei's Foldable Mate X2 ( both are one upped in every single regard to any Samsung bar or foldable, Apple and basically any other phone ) although the lack of a 3.5mm jack and no MicroSD card support on either is a let down for me.

So I'll still have to wait another year or 2 until we see a Cortex X1 ( proper semi desktop class performance) with an AMD gpu ( 1st gen might be buggy but still exciting nonetheless ) in a smartphone because the only viable alternative which ticks most boxes is the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Max but then again its screen isn't even 1440p and I don't want to downgrade...

Anoymous, 03 May 2021The only company that sells more high end phones than Samsu... moreMost don’t shop by OS,they shop by brand.If Apple made android phones they would be the top premium android seller.No matter how you slice it Apple own the premium market.Most people don’t even know what OS their phone runs so the whole “no iOS competitor“ excuse is null and void.

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Where's the Samsung Beat DJ

Anonymous, 03 May 2021impossible lol xiaomi and BBK are a thing no matter how mu... moreTheir A series are their best sellers,Samsung flagships don’t even make top 10 in global sales

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Davy Jones, 03 May 2021Yeah all the iPhones are best when it comes to copying othe... moreDon't you know samsung is the real copycat, when iphone removed the headphone jack samsung removed it too, when iphone removed the charging brick samsung did it too!

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Kingslayer, 02 May 2021I remember that Armani phone from 2007. Another phone I lus... moreYeah all the iPhones are best when it comes to copying others idea, introducing gimmicky features creating useless Trend overhyped and overpriced products 😂😂

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Despite the crossovers with fashion labels, none of those phones ever became fashion accessories. The only phone that comes close to being a fashion accessory are iPhones which are quite pretty and seems to marriage form together with function quite well.

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SizN80, 02 May 2021#1 in buyers of low and mid end devices. :)The only company that sells more high end phones than Samsung is Apple because if you want an ios device Apple ony make them there is no competition

But in android realm
Google do not
Huawei do not
Sony do not
Xiaomi do not

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SizN80, 02 May 2021#1 in buyers of low and mid end devices. :)impossible lol
xiaomi and BBK are a thing no matter how much samsung advertises the hell out of their mediocre A series

I remember that Armani phone from 2007. Another phone I lusted for was the Sony Ericsson W960. I don't know why I lusted that in 2007 but I just did. The best phone from 2007 was still the original iPhone. Not the original Nokia N95 that was so popular on Howard Forums.

What about the Samsung SGH-E590, which was designed by Jasper Morrison? Let's not forget that! It was the best small and compact phone of its time!

Didn't HTC also have a lot of such special "branded" models?

Dmx, 02 May 2021He is now number 1 among all buyers#1 in buyers of low and mid end devices. :)

With the way mainstream people look at phones, I wouldn't be surprised if these partnerships came back...