Blue Samsung Galaxy S III appears on video in a different shade

Blue Samsung Galaxy S III appears on video in a different shade
After we heard from Samsung that it wasn't satisfied with the quality of the darker Samsung Galaxy S III battery covers and delayed the Pebble Blue version to replace them, we are now treated with a video of what the phone might look like when the darker version returns to the retail shelves in a week or two.

Granted, the lighting sources used in the video presuppose all kinds of weird color effects, but still the back cover looks to be a different shade than what we are used to so far. The blue seems to have a gunmetal hue, and even looks dark grey under this lighting, until the phone is tilted a few times in the video and the color reveals its underlying moody blue. 

The German source who filmed the new hue says that this will be the final production color, which is to be called Metallic Blue now, so we are staying tuned for the eventual confirmation.

source: SwagTab (YouTube) via SamMobile

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Galaxy S III
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 4 Quad, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2100 mAh(11.60h 3G talk time)



1. ar2730

Posts: 42; Member since: May 24, 2012

Boooo! I was looking forward to the pebble blue too.

2. Galen20K

Posts: 582; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

you know what's interesting is that when the T-Mobile USA version's of the GS3 leaked last week(which turned out to be true), they had called the blue finish a Metallic blue so this could be.

4. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the pebble blue is kind of metallic as well. thats a shame, i was looking forward to the pebble blue. this is too grey. blah!

6. Galen20K

Posts: 582; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

I prefer the old Pebble blue color as well, I seriously don't think they'll change it all that much if at all. I think this dude had really bad lighting in his video that made it seem like a different color but also if you read the Press release by Samsung for the USA version of the GS3 they still list it as Pebble blue so I really don't think they'll change it honestly.

10. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

I actually think the faux design in the pebble blue makes the phone look cheap. Just my opinion though. I think the white one is the better looking of the 2. I am still torn though between this and the Evo. I am not blown away by the Galaxy S3 but the HTC One series is simply gorgeous. Either way, you cant go wrong with either one.

16. WirelessCon

Posts: 311; Member since: May 11, 2010

What does "faux design" mean? That doesn't even make sense.

13. sadaivadai

Posts: 156; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Anyway you are going to use a case .. you don't have to worry about the colour ..

3. dcgore

Posts: 234; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

No pebble blue...that's it!

5. medalaster01

Posts: 43; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

this is a dummy!!momy!!

7. htcgirl

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

im gonna buy this one. but first sell the s2

8. ph00ny

Posts: 2074; Member since: May 26, 2011

Um look at the color of his hand It looks like the video has some color saturation issues

9. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

I would rather have this color than blue or white!!!

11. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

What ever happened to good ole black? Dark gray would also work for me better than that damn pebble blue.

12. sadaivadai

Posts: 156; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I like this one .. It looks more original .. The pebble blue looked like a toy ..

14. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Looking for a coral pink version,too. Hope the phone above is a new color called gunmetal black.

17. thelegend6657 unregistered

although white s3 looks best i like the old blue more Only the back is giving problems right > Why dont samsung keep the old blue at the front and only use the new blue at the back ?

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