Samsung teamed up with Giorgio Armani once again to produce a special handset for the fashion-conscious public: a Giorgio Armani Galaxy S. The phone will retail at around 700 euros, or about $965 and will be available in Giorgio Armani boutiques and leading mobile retailers in Europe, Dubai, China and Hong Kong starting from December.
The branding is being kept to a minimum and this might be in terms of functionality one of the first interesting fashion phones. The special edition headset is pretty similar to the normal Galaxy S, with a 5 megapixel camera, push email, 16 gigabytes of memory and all other goodies that are normally included on a Galaxy S.
Since the Giorgio Armani Galaxy S isn’t too different than the normal phone the question arises: why would someone pay the added pricetag considering that there’s little to no added value in terms of functionality and design. It’s just a Galaxy S with Giorgio Armani on it.