Samsung brings in luxury design elements to Galaxy S6 models

Swarovski, Romero Britto, Rebecca Minkoff, Montblanc and Burton have been named as Samsung's design partners for a range of Galaxy S6 and S6 edge phone covers.


Swarovski, Romero Britto, Rebecca Minkoff, Montblanc and Burton have been named as Samsung's design partners for a range of Galaxy S6 and S6 edge phone covers. Swarovski integrates crystal-embellishment into its series, and Montblanc provides leather-made cases and flip covers, the authorized Samsung Tomorrow blog promised.

Britto brings his reputation for vibrant color, Minkoff incorporates flower prints, and Burton some of its snowboarding motifs. Samsung is taking advantage of the opportunity to promote its own bespoke Android apps, Galaxy Apps and the Google Play market's Samsung Galaxy S6 Accessories, as channels through which S6 owners can find out more about the selection.

According to an earlier report, sales of Samsung's flagship Galaxy S6 smartphones reached 6 million units at the end of April, less than a month after their launch, researcher Counterpoint said, suggesting a positive start.

Counterpoint said in a statement that combined sales of S6 and S6 edge from the April 10 launch to April 30 were better than Galaxy S5’s sales in the same period of 2014. They were also the most popular smartphone models globally after arch-rival Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the researcher said.

While the flat-screen S6 sold more in April, the researcher said sales of the curved-screen S6 edge would have been higher had it not been for supply constraints. Samsung has said supply problems for the edge model will be resolved within the current quarter.

With inputs from AFP