Update: June 8, 2020 (12:29 PM ET): Last week, we heard that Samsung could be prepping to launch a Galaxy S20 Plus BTS Edition, a tie-in to the K-Pop sensation BTS. Now, via frequent (and very reliable leaker) Evan Blass, we have a better idea of what the device could look like.
The originally leaked image above shows off the purple colorway we expect on the Galaxy S20 Plus BTS Edition, but Blass’ images appear to show a much more customized phone rather than just a Galaxy S20 Plus with a new colorway. Check it out below:
It looks like the Galaxy S20 Plus BTS Edition will come with the BTS logo on the back as well as on some custom wallpapers. It also appears there will be a custom icon pack that matches the purple colorway. Finally, there appears to be a little pink heart in the camera module, which is pretty cute.
The original article below goes over rumors which suggest Samsung could start pre-orders for the Galaxy S20 Plus BTS Edition on June 19, so we don’t have long to wait for you to throw down some cash and show your #BTSArmy love.
Original article, June 3, 2020 (04:57 AM ET): Samsung is gearing up to release a Galaxy S20 Plus BTS Edition next month, according to a new report out of Korea.
Korean outlet Hankyung (h/t: SamMobile) reports that Samsung is teaming up with French media chain Fnac to release the limited edition phone. More specifically, users will be getting a Galaxy S20 Plus rather than the standard S20 or S20 Ultra.
Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus BTS Edition rumors
It’s believed that the Galaxy S20 Plus BTS Edition will also be packaged with Galaxy Buds Plus earbuds and a themed pouch. Frequent leaker Max Weinbach has shared images of the earbuds, showing a purple colorway and BTS branding on both the earbuds and charging case. Weinbach also revealed an apparent image of the Galaxy S20 Plus BTS Edition, showing a purple colorway. Check out the pictures of both gadgets below.
This is the BTS phone, if you hadn’t seen it yet. pic.twitter.com/IKSWETUp7g
— Max Weinbach (@MaxWinebach) June 3, 2020
A teaser video posted by Samsung on Twitter also confirms a July 9 release date, with pre-orders taking place from June 19 to July 5. There’s no word on launch markets or pricing just yet, but BTS has a big following so you’d expect the firm to launch the model in loads of countries.
Either way, you’re getting a pretty stacked phone if you buy the Galaxy S20 Plus BTS Edition. The S20 Plus offers flagship power, 5G, 8K video recording, the ability to grab 33MP snaps from 8K video, and a variety of cameras. You’re also getting IP68 water/dust resistance and wireless charging, as expected from Samsung’s flagships.