Update | The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 Pokemon Edition takes "minutes" to sell out in South Korea
Update: Samsung has now released the Galaxy Z Flip3 Pokémon Edition at a price of KRW 1,280,000 (around $1,023, whereas the standard version is still ~$900 on Amazon) to its native market of South Korea. Then again, it is reportedly now completely out of stock, as fans reportedly took no more than a few minutes to catch them all. To date, there is no concrete word on when or if they will appear again anywhere on Earth.
Original Article: According to the latest leaks, the Galaxy Z Flip4 may not be too far away now in 2022. However, Samsung itself is still firmly focused on its alleged predecessor the Z Flip3, having just announced what it calls "the best collaboration" it has ever secured for the clamshell foldable phone.
The new partnership enables the OEM to tease a new Pokémon Edition that is apparently exclusive to Samsung.com in the company's native South Korea. It comes in a new, considerably enlarged and presumably souvenir-worthy box, which opens to reveal inserts for the new Pokéball-styled retail box for the Z Flip3 itself, surrounded by its new and exclusive accessories.
They include a clear case with what might be a selection of themed ring-holder inserts, as well as a box for the also-Pokéball-themed pop socket, collectible cards showing what are probably the most familiar starter pocket monsters, and a Pikachu-tail keychain.
The Flip3 itself, however, seems to be a plain black standard unit. However, Samsung clearly intends the user to emphasize its special-edition status with the Pokédex-like pouch also found in its main box, as well as its clear case.
Samsung has yet to reveal how much this new version of the Galaxy Z Flip3 will cost, or which configuration one might get for that price; for context, a base model of the device costs US$900 on Amazon today. However, it does note that South Korean consumers have 5 days and about 2 hours from now to register their interest in buying a folding Pokémon Edition smartphone.