A phone of ice and fire: New Game of Thrones edition of Samsung Galaxy Fold up for pre-order
Game of Thrones (GoT) is now past us and while fans aren't clearly happy with how the final season has panned out, there is no doubt that the overall show is one of the best TV series of all time. If you want to relive it all over again, Caviar Royal Gift is now prepping a special Samsung Galaxy Fold Game of Thrones edition for the insatiable fan in all of us.
Russian brand Caviar is a well-known name in the luxury phones and accessories segment and recently, the company offered a unique Grand Complications Tourbillon Carbon design for the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max.
Caviar said that it is modelling the new design for the Samsung Galaxy Fold on George R.R. Martin's upcoming book, "The Winds of Winter" based on the idea of a client. The book-like form factor of the Galaxy Fold inspired the designers to offer a folio-esque feel while opening the display. Images of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros are inscribed on the front and back. The back also sports an engraved map of Westeros while a golden bas-relief surrounds the front cover display that shows the thematic Winds of Winter wallpaper.
A total of just seven such limited edition Galaxy Fold GoT phones will be made available in accordance with the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. George R.R. Martin is slated to receive one of them as an ode to his masterpiece.
The Galaxy Fold is yet to be put up for sale as Samsung is still working on the criticism that early reviewers have had for the phone. Those who have pre-ordered the Galaxy Fold have been offered to either cancel their orders or can choose to get redeemable reward points. Caviar said that it will ship these limited edition phones the day Galaxy Fold sales begin.
These novelties don't come cheap, though. The Samsung Galaxy Fold GoT edition will set you back by 499,000 RUB (US$7,700) in Russia. Globally, it will be even costlier at around US$8,200 (4x more expensive than the Galaxy Fold's original price of US$1,980). Those who aren't bothered about Game of Thrones (and there are quite a few of them) but still like to drool over a luxurious Galaxy Fold variant are welcome to try out more simpler designs made of leather, carbon, and gold.
Looks like owning this phone is the closest thing possible to being a Lannister in the real world. Time to pay a visit to the Iron Bank. Valar Morghulis.