According to a tweet posted by renowned mobile leakster Evan Blass earlier today, Samsung will soon be introducing a new color option for its flagship Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones in the US market. The color in question is Coral Blue, which it debuted last year with the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7. A few months later, Samsung introduced the Coral Blue color option for the Galaxy S7 Edge, which ended up being quite popular among consumers, especially in Samsung’s home market of South Korea.
This time however, Samsung will not be restricting the Coral Blue shade to the bigger handset. Both the regular Galaxy S8 as well as the Galaxy S8+ will come in Coral Blue. Initially, it appears the new shade will only be offered in the United States. In the coming weeks, we wouldn’t be surprised if Samsung starts making the Coral Blue option available in a few other markets.
Currently, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones in the US are available in three colors – Midnight Black, Arctic Silver, and Orchid Gray. While Blass hasn’t confirmed anything just yet, we expect the Coral Blue option to be available from all major carriers in the United States. Samsung is already tasting great success with the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, so the addition of Coral Blue color option should only help increase the popularity of the two flagship smartphones. In terms of pricing, the Coral Blue option will obviously be identical to the existing color options on offer in the United States.
The main reason behind their popularity is no doubt the fantastic InfinityDisplay, which looks quite unlike anything else the company has delivered so far. In addition to a refreshing new design, the smartphones are also best-in-class currently as far as the hardware specs are concerned. That said, competition is certainly getting fierce, with new rivals expected to be announced in the coming weeks.