Black Editions of Samsung's Galaxy S4 and S4 Mini might be launched in February

Black Editions of Samsung's Galaxy S4 and S4 Mini might be launched in February
Samsung won’t be all about the Galaxy S5 in early 2014. The company is reportedly getting ready to also release new versions of its Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 Mini soon.

According to Sam Mobile, the S4 and S4 Mini will each get a Black Edition in February (with the Mini expected to be available in single-SIM and dual-SIM flavors). Now, as you may already know, the two handsets already have Black Mist versions, but if you’ve seen these in real life you’ve noticed that their black isn’t too deep. So we’re guessing that the rumored Black Editions will be of the purest black possible.

Since both the Galaxy S4 and S4 Mini Black Editions are expected to be launched in February, we could get a glimpse of them at MWC 2014 in Barcelona. That is, of course, if Samsung will bother to bring these older (albeit in new clothes) smartphones to the show.

Feature-wise, the S4 and S4 Mini Black Editions shouldn’t be different from the handsets that can be bought right now. But we can hope that they’ll run Android 4.3 - or, why not, 4.4 KitKat - out of the box.

The Galaxy S4 currently comes in seven different colors (although not in all markets): White Frost, Black Mist, Blue Arctic, Brown Autumn, Purple Mirage, Red Aurora, and Pink Twilight. With the new S4 Black Edition, the smartphone will be available in eight color versions. We can't think of any other flagship handset that has more color variations, but, if you can, you should let us know in the comments!

source: Sam Mobile

Related phones

Galaxy S4
  • Display 5.0 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop
Galaxy S4 mini
  • Display 4.3 inches
    960 x 540 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.9 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, 1.5GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 1900 mAh
  • OS Android 4.2.2
    Samsung TouchWiz UI



12. mega20913

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

It might look cool if everything including the faux metal surrounding the phone is black too

11. GeekMovement unregistered

Oh it's going to be all about the S5 by then.

10. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

They should have launched it on Black Friday :)

9. spiderpig2894

Posts: 597; Member since: Jan 10, 2012

Deep black color with also a deep black display when turned off so it will look luxurious. Just like Sony's and Apple's display. I have always wanted Samsung to do it. It looks awesome on my old Xperia S.

8. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

How can Samsung complain about the Sales of the Galaxy S4,then all of sudded announce a new model,but with the Galaxy S5 announced a the Mobile conference in Febuary,then it might be alot of wasted money by Samsung

7. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

They should do like AMG does black editions. Strip out heavy and unwanted parts (touchwiz), improve the performance (Snapdragon 800) and make it all black.

6. bnick25

Posts: 38; Member since: May 05, 2013

To late to the game

5. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1227; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Loving my Black Mist GS4, but I think a truly Black GS4 will be absolutely stunning.

3. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

I own a Galaxy and it's got ridiculous a while ago. Enough is enough. Who buys brown?

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Better wait for the Galaxy S5.

2. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

4. giani

Posts: 269; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Yes. It's going to have this amazing new plastic called 'faux aluminum' (ultimate innovation) and a 'faux premium design'

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