Samsung unveils special edition BTS Galaxy S20 Plus smartphone

Company also introduced a branded pair of its Galaxy Buds headphones

Adam Smith
Monday 15 June 2020 16:07
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Samsung has created a special edition Galaxy S20 smartphone for K-pop fans, the Galaxy S20 Plus BTS Edition.

BTS, who are also known as the Bandtan Boys, are a seven-member South Korean boy band which has become the best-selling artist in South Korean history.

The band is also the fastest group since the Beatles to earn four number one albums in the US in under two years.

The new aesthetic for the smartphone features a “Haze Purple” colour scheme, with the BTS logo on the back and the band’s heart iconography on the camera.

It will also come with custom Android theme with a live wallpaper and an “inspiring” lock screen, according to Samsung.

Pre-installed on the device is the BTS fan-community platform Weverse, as well as decorative stickers and photo cards of the band.

Otherwise, the phone has the same specifications as any other Galaxy S20 Plus: a 6.7-inch display with 120Hz refresh rate, a five-camera setup on the back, and support for 5G connections.

Samsung has also introduced a branded pair of its Galaxy Buds headphones, called the Galaxy Buds Plus BTS Edition.

These simply have a new aesthetic, with he same purple colour used on the headphones and the charging case alongside the band’s logo and heart on each earpod.

Pre-orders for the Galaxy Buds will also get fans a BTS-themed wireless charger, which comes in purple.

Fans will be able to purchase the Galaxy Buds+ BTS Edition from 15 June from the Weverse platform.

From 19 June the Galaxy S20+ 5G BTS Edition, Galaxy S20+ BTS Edition and Galaxy Buds+ BTS Edition can be pre-ordered from the Samsung website.

Following that, the devices will be widely available from 9 July, the seventh anniversary of the BTS fan collective.

“We’re excited to be teaming up with global superstars BTS, to launch the Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy Buds+ BTS Edition here in the UK,” said Sharon Hegarty, IM Marketing Director of Samsung Electronics UK.

“The iconic purple heart Edition will add to our growing S20 and Buds+ family, and we hope it will bring joy and entertainment for BTS fans around the world.”

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