Samsung just announced a flashy pink Galaxy S8+ variant, and you can't have it

Given the current overcrowded smartphone market, it's a bit of a mystery why most manufacturers choose dull, lifeless colors for their flagship phones: surely chasing the best-in-line specs doesn't imply not caring about looks, no? Still, a couple of the big names on the market have been making baby steps toward a more colorful future: HTC and Huawei are the first that come to mind, but it might be time to add Samsung to this list, as well.

This is, you see, because its latest flagship, the Galaxy S8, has had its fair share of unorthodox variants: apart from the usual boring black and silver, we've also seen a gold, light blue, and greyish purple (officially called "Orchid Grey" but whatever). However, the latest S8 color variant may be the most eye-catching of them all. Just look at it.

It's called "Rose Pink," and is pretty much what you'd expect from such a name: there's no muted color cop-outs here; just your regular, bright pink. And in case it isn't obvious, Samsung is primarily targeting the female part of the population, a fact it makes sure to mention in the press release as well.

But if the article's title hasn't already clued you in, there's a bit of a catch: this new variant has, at least for now, only been announced for the Taiwan market. Also, calling it an S8 color variant is a bit of a lie, seeing as the option is actually exclusive to the larger S8+ model.

However, it's worth noting that this is not the company's first foray into bright pink smartphones: last year saw the release of a pink Galaxy S7 variant, which, too, was a market exclusive, but limited to South Korea instead. And even though bright colors such as this one tend to be a bit controversial among users, we're still hoping the pink S8+ variant does well enough in Taiwan for Samsung to consider putting it out in the rest of the world. Options are never a bad thing, after all.

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Galaxy S8+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(24h 3G talk time)



1. libra89

Posts: 2337; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

It's pretty.

2. Medoogalaxy

Posts: 232; Member since: May 25, 2017

King of phones

3. Camilla81

Posts: 90; Member since: Mar 18, 2017

This is so pretty.

4. scarface21173

Posts: 702; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Stop messing about wth these girly colours samsung, give us colours everyone wants green, blue and red.

6. Camilla81

Posts: 90; Member since: Mar 18, 2017

Why? Girls buy phones too you know.. so why not give us a color we like? Btw the S8/S8+ already comes with a coral blue variation.

8. scarface21173

Posts: 702; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

I think coral blue is girly, no offence intended

10. Lumbergh

Posts: 463; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

It's funny how you are turned off by girly colors, yet you seem incredibly girly in your photo.

5. Flash

Posts: 1972; Member since: May 19, 2017

Can't have it? I don't want it.

7. drunkenjay

Posts: 1703; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

you didn't even want it in the first place.

9. ahmadkun

Posts: 691; Member since: May 02, 2016

Apple call it " ROSE GOLD "

11. Bernoulli

Posts: 4364; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Not a Samsung fan, but I'd love to see a cyan color, miss the bold Nokia colours the N9 series had.

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