Report: iPhone 8 is the reason for new Galaxy S8 and LG G6 variants

Alleged press render of the Galaxy S8+ in Rose Gold

Alleged press render of the Galaxy S8+ in Rose Gold


Over the past few days, several reports indicated that both Samsung and LG are preparing to unveil additional variants of their 2017 flagships. Apparently, Samsung has decided to introduce additional color options for the Galaxy S8 and S8+, while LG is said to be cooking up "Pro" and "Plus" variants of the G6, which will feature different amounts of onboard storage. 

At a first glance, both of these stories might seem unrelated, but according to The Investor, the two Korean tech giants are actually preparing for the launch of Appleā€™s new iPhone in September. 

The media outlet cites industry sources which claim that Rose Gold will be one of the new color options for the 2017 Galaxy S duo. While it's needless to say that such speculations should be reviewed with a skeptical approach, it is interesting that render images of the S8+ bearing the same hue (pictured above) recently popped up on Chinese website Weibo. Furthermore, Samsung has used this tactic before - in a bid to recover some of the losses from the Note 7 recall, last year, the company released a Galaxy S7 Edge in "Coral Blue" which was the signature shade of the flaming phablet. 

Meanwhile, LG is also allegedly taking the approach of implementing small changes with the G6 in a bid to stimulate sales. The supposed "Pro" and "Plus" versions of the G6 will respectively come with 32GB and 128GB of internal storage.

source: The Investor

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49 Comments

1. Bankz

Posts: 2460; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Lmao! Everybody knows this already. Thats why they all look unfinished.

2. Myphoneisonfire

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 05, 2016

This is Fake news.

5. maherk

Posts: 6647; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Looks unfinished? How?

8. cmdacos

Posts: 3783; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Banks continues to show he knows nothing with these pointless comments.

13. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

So the unfinished phones can do more than a finished Iphone and has better display, battery life and cameras??? Good joke.

37. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

these samsung "unfinished phones" happens to be the best phones at the moment, even when the newest iphones come out in a few months...but im sure the galaxy note 8 will be the best of 2017 ;o)

41. yyzamin

Posts: 375; Member since: Aug 26, 2015

Yet the 18 month old iPhone 6s blasts the Galaxy s8 on performance. Lolz Preformance is more important than half baked software.

46. iushnt

Posts: 3042; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Yes performance is important and you can't go wrong with either of them..

14. sissy246

Posts: 6907; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Can you troll any harder. You know damn well Samsung has done this for years and it's not because of the i8. Don't be so stupid. Samsung had pink gold or rose gold what ever you want to call it before apple and that's why apple has it now. iPA just writing bull s**t articles that even they know is not true and of course had to bring the note 7 into it some how.

15. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1136; Member since: May 01, 2017

Does Apple reward your derpiness for being a sheep if not, what's the point of your comments other than to suck at trolling?

3. maherk

Posts: 6647; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I'm pretty sure Samsung has been going with this since the S2. They always release more colors after the initial release.

4. haruken

Posts: 303; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Samsung is just adding extra colors which they're been doing every single time, let's not start with the trolling. Besides they'll have the Note8 to stand against the iPhone, a pink S8 won't do it...

6. Heisenberg

Posts: 366; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

You said it all. This site is full of troll employees. I don't know who s*cks Apple balls more between them and iBGR

33. Clars123

Posts: 1072; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

honestly..it would be hard to beat BGR

35. izim1

Posts: 1586; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

BGR. Hands down. But in BGRs defense, it was created by apple fanboys as an unofficial apple fansite before they expanded into all out mobile stuff. Iphonearena is just sad.

45. Trex95

Posts: 2315; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Note 8 going to be even slower than S8 due to the s pen and more bloated software leave alone A11 Soc.

47. iushnt

Posts: 3042; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Refer post 46

7. nikhil23

Posts: 414; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

"Yeah iphone is the reason for everything". And PA, that Samsung color is typically called as pink gold and existed from note 4. Every year, they introduce this color but is limited to few markets, although I saw s7 pink gold at best buy. https://9to5google.com/2015/10/16/pink-gold-titanium-galaxy-note-5/ https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2016/8/25/12637976/samsung-pink-gold-galaxy-s7-edge-best-buy

9. UnlimitedSkye03

Posts: 269; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Nah, don't make things seem like everything revolves around the iPhone. Just writing s**tty stuff and get back at licking tim cook's balls.

10. Ronan

Posts: 51; Member since: Mar 21, 2017

What a pathetic article! This is trolling, I thought I was on PA, not BGR. I hope this hack gets fired!

11. dimas

Posts: 3240; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

People call it rose gold. I always see it as light pink.

12. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 414; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

And Iphone 8 is due to Samsung S6 edge, S7 edge and S8 duo. Iphone 8 with its amoled bezeless display obviously has nothing to do with Samsungs premium devices right??? Nooooo only Apple can only influence other companies LOL The hypocrisy.

16. mobiledigger

Posts: 110; Member since: Sep 24, 2015

Samsung said at the "unbox your phone" event that they would be releasing new colors later in the year. They didn't do that in a hurry just because of the new iPhone. I don't know about LG, tho. Doesn't really matter tbh. The g6 pro and plus are very welcomed if they're as good or better as the original

17. Panzer

Posts: 270; Member since: May 13, 2016

Only in the apple world do users get confused with more choices. Now put down your praying mats and face Cupertino and wait for the apple gods to tell what you need.

18. jove39

Posts: 2137; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Iphone 8 is the reason why trump pulled out of climate deal.

28. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

True Story..... there was a anonymous source that heard someone talking about it and claims its so

19. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

What is wrong with this article? More failed article, more disappointed on PhoneArena.

20. Hama22

Posts: 60; Member since: Jul 17, 2015

What's next? The iPhone 8 is the the reason there are 4 seasons or something like that? LOL

43. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

iPhone 8 is the reason why earth is flat... iPhone 8 is also the reason why you should go vegan..

21. fyah_king unregistered

Gtfoth! Lol

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