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[Updated] Galaxy S20+ BTS Edition pre-orders confirmed for the Philippines

Update: Samsung finalized the date on which pre-orders for the Galaxy S20+ 5G BTS Edition will open in the Philippines. That would be Wednesday, June 24th, the company said in a statement issued to SamMobile. Furthermore, the advanced purchases will only be available via the Samsung PH E-store, whereas its licensed retailers in the country are out of the picture. Samsung also revealed the pre-order period will run until Sunday, July 5th.

Samsung Philippines today confirmed that the highly sought-after Galaxy S20+ BTS Edition series will be releasing in the Southeast Asian country in a matter of days. Pre-orders will begin next week, possibly as early as Monday, June 22nd. As things stand right now, BTS fans in the Philippines will be able to get their hands on the limited-edition smartphones either directly from Samsung’s online store, or by going to one the company’s major distribution partners in the country – Smart Communications, Ansons, Lazada, Globe Telecom, and Abenson.

Local offline availability is bound to vary a bit more, though any of the aforementioned retailers’ brick-and-mortar outlets will surely gladly process your reservation once the pre-sale officially begins. The Galaxy Buds+ BTS Edition are also on their way to the Philippines. In fact, there is already a Samsung Store page dedicated to the purple variant of the wireless earbuds, though the industry giant has yet to attach a specific release date to the gadget.

Samsung fully on board the K-pop train

The launch of BTS-themed Galaxy S20+ 5G and Galaxy Buds+ is just the latest episode in Samsung’s long-standing collaboration with the mega-popular boy band. By most accounts, the #SamsungxBTS campaign is already a resounding success, especially in terms of the record-shattering reach it generated on social media.

While it remains to be seen how this limited-edition Galaxy S20+ lineup ends up doing in the Philippines, a single hour is all it took for it to be sold out in South Korea earlier today. BTS and Samsung aficionados in most other parts of the world — including the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, and Russia — are still able to reserve their special-issue Galaxy S20+ models as of Friday.

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