Samsung teases Galaxy S8 features and color variations; "Amethyst" version might be a real thing


Samsung clearly thinks that the hype around its upcoming flagship is capable of reaching a new level. Plenty of rumors, speculations, and leaks for the much-anticipated Galaxy S8 have emerged already, and now the Korean manufacturer is kicking it up a notch by releasing bits of information on features that we're likely to see on the phone when it gets officially announced on March 29th.

Exhibit A: The official Samsung Galaxy S8 early sign-up page for India has been updated with a rather interesting questionnaire:


We suspect that most if not all of these "things that we're looking for" will be present on the new device, and while the listed features might not be too surprising, what's intriguing here is the design of the page itself. Why?

Exhibit B: Big Brazilian retailer Submarino has also recently started polling its customers about the Galaxy S8. The store, however, doesn't include any of the aforementioned features in its survey, and is instead asking users what color would they prefer for the new device – Black, Silver, or Amethyst:


As you can see, the layout of the webpage is very much identical to that of Samsung's official site, which might actually indicate that Samsung is planning to launch a purple-ish "Amethyst” Galaxy S8 beside the more common color variations. Furthermore, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo also recently indicated that we're going to see an “orchid” color for the new phone (two words for the same thing, if you ask us) which was then illustrated by a Chinese leakster alongside five other variations.

Samsung has been known to release violet Galaxy S handsets in the past, but the hue was never a launch option. While nothing can be dead certain before the Seoul-based tech giant lifts the covers off the S8 at the end of the month, this information suggests that the “Amethyst” version is a probability rather than a possibility for the next Samsung flagship.

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13 Comments

1. mastachaz

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 19, 2016

blue green red for me if not for release date then will wait.

2. scarface21173

Posts: 660; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Nice girly colour

3. maherk

Posts: 6775; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Looks great, I just hope they will completely get rid of that black border that surrounds the screen. I know it's already thinner than other phones, but it will be awesome if it was completely covered.

4. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

I just want a solid smartphone. Call me old-fashioned, but I still feel that there is no phone which ticks all the boxes you want in a phone. If only there was a phone which can nail: 1. Hardware ( water resistant, ergonomic, durability, modern looking) 2. Screen (OLED, above 1080p, excellent accuracy) 3. Performace ( best CPU, GPU, RAM and storage config) 4. Camera (excellent color balance and low light, dynamic range) 5. Battery life (excellent standby and on-screen time). No phone currently nails all. S7 edge and G6 are the closest I believe. If only companies focused on making a solid phone rather than gimmicks.

6. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

THESE are the types of comments that I like to see. No biases, no bashing, no fanboying, just an honest opinion stating what he wants in a phone. OG Phone Arena 2012 comments.

9. Mixkhata1

Posts: 162; Member since: Feb 26, 2017

I want a camera better than Pixel's. Battery life better than S7 edge. No 2:1 resolution. 16:9 is just fine. Small bezels which is going to happen anyway. 64 gig base storage with expandable memory. Screen no bigger than 5.5 inch

5. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1318; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

What about an emerald green? I've been wanting emerald green since the unlocked S6 edge.

7. mikehunta727 unregistered

Lol seriously mann.... Theyd rather give us amethyst and orchid before beautiful Emerald Green... I guess no one likes green at Samsung HQ anymore lol

8. liberalsnowflake

Posts: 273; Member since: Feb 24, 2017

Keep demanding samsung fanboys keep demanding, last time we all know how samsung responded to your demand by making note kaboom 7.

10. mikehunta727 unregistered

Lol maherk now I know who your talking about. Trumpist snowflake just deactivate your account for your own health and good man

12. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

He's a Trump supporter, so what can you expect besides retardation?

13. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The only phone that wasn't black that I ever wanted. That green looked fantastic.

11. TBomb

Posts: 1402; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

give me a nice Tiger Orange and ill buy 2

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