When the Samsung Galaxy S3 was first released earlier this summer it came in just two color options, "Pebble Blue" and "Marble White," with AT&T offering an exclusive "Garnett Red" variant. Now Samsung has revealed that their hottest new smartphone (over 10 million already sold) will be coming in four new color options.
Samsung Tomorrow, the South Korean electronics company's official blog, broke the news earlier today, revealing four new colors with names following the trend set by the original two options.
Amber Brown: Inspired by the mysterious and unique gem, which was believed to sustain the secrets of the earth inside it. The deep, rich colour of Amber Brown redefines the classic colour and emphasizes the beauty of the advanced organic design of the GALAXY S III.
Garnet Red: Rare and special, the gemstone Almandite Garnet was worn as an amulet by the ancient Egyptians who believed the stone contained protective powers. Garnet Red holds the delicateness and elegance of Almandite Garnet, in line with the GALAXY S III's soft curves and smooth lines.
Sapphire Black: A colour that adds the mysterious power of dark stones to the refined, deep sophistication of the colour black, Sapphire Black is inspired by the stones used by the ancient people of India and Persia for protection, with the belief they strengthened one's willpower.
Titanium Grey: Inspired by the colour grey as a symbol for intelligence, insight and curiosity, all of which are embodied within the design of the GALAXY S III. Titanium Grey expresses the feeling of modernity and wisdom bringing a futuristic element to the handset.
Samsung Tomorrow had no word on which colors will be available in what countries and from which cellular providers. However, they did note that the colors are "subject to carrier availability," meaning that you may not be able to get your first choice without switching service providers first.
Consumers sounded off in the comments, praising the new colors and asking whether they would available based on their own location and carrier.
"Lindly confirm which colors will be available in India," wrote Neeraj Tiwari.
"AT&T! Sell the Sapphire Black please," wrote a commenter calling themselves letsmoo.
"Any chance the red one is coming to the Netherlands?" asked commenter Jox444.
Other commenters wondered whether Samsung would be offering interchangeable shells, so that users who already purchased the Galaxy S3 would be able to switch colors.
Samsung has not revealed when the new color options will be available for purchase.