Don’t snort with laughter. In the West, fascias might be old news – remember the days when any market stall worth its salt was selling covers for your Nokia phone? But it seems fascias are enjoying a new lease of life in South Korea.
At least, that’s the impression I got from Samsung’s Anycall store in Seoul, where the SPH-6600 was on show with its ten optional fascias (three come with the handset, and seven more can be bought separately. Apparently it’s really popular, too.
If Korea really is 6-12 months ahead of Europe when it comes to handset features, then watch for fascia mania all over again sometime next year. Maybe. By the way, check out ten other cool things from the Anycall store, and also its nifty touchscreen phone recommender.