A new Samsung Galaxy S4 variant has popped up on Samsung Russia’s website. Dubbed Galaxy S4 Black Edition, the smartphone borrows the faux-leather finishing that debuted on the Galaxy Note 3.
It looks like Samsung wants to extend the faux-leather finish on even more handesets of their portfolio. Introduced on the Galaxy Note 3 and Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) back in September 2013, the faux-leather back was also used for the likes of Note Pro and Tab Pro, tablets that were introduced earlier this month at CES 2014 tech fair.
Well, a new Samsung terminal is making use of the faux-leather back, complete with faux stitching going round the back cover’s edges and the speaker opening on the back. The Samsung Galaxy S4 Black Edition also comes with an all-black front panel.
Even though there will be customers who will dislike the leathery look of the Galaxy S4 Black Edition, I am personally liking more than the glossy back cover of the original Samsung Galaxy S4 model.
Aside of coming with a black faux-leather back, the Galaxy S4 Black Edition (GT-I9505) has the same specifications as the standard model. For those of you needing a refresher, I remind you that the Samsung Galaxy S4 packs a 5-inch full HD Super AMOLED display, Snapdragon 600 chipset with quad-core 1.9 GHz Krait 300 CPU and Adreno 320 GPU, 2 GB of RAM, 13 MP primary camera with 1080p video recording, 2,600 mAh battery, and all the connectivity features worthy of a high-end smartphone: WiFi, LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy, microUSB 2.0, and IR blaster.
Besides the Galaxy S4 Black Edition, the Korean company also introduced a Galaxy S4 Mini Black Edition, which, you’ve guessed, comes with a faux-leather back. The S4 Mini Black Edition packs the same mid-range specs as the standard model and has a price of $460.
On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Black Edition is priced at $660 and it will become available for purchase on the Russian market starting next month. For the time being there’s no information whether the S4 Black Edition will also be available for purchase in other countries.