Samsung will launch the Black Edition Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 Mini in "select markets"

We first got wind of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and S4 Mini Black Editions in December. Then, at the end of January, both handsets popped up at Samsung Russia’s official website. And, finally, today Samsung announced that the two new Black Edition smartphones would be available “in select markets” starting this month, confirming that they’re not exclusive to Russia.

Reportedly, the S4 and S4 Mini Black Editions are “the latest in Samsung’s effort to build on its commitment to deliver innovative technologies with more premium design choices to consumers.” Unlike the original Galaxy S4 and S4 Mini, the refreshed models come with faux-leather back covers - similar to what we’re seeing on the Galaxy Note 3 and Note 3 Neo. Even more, the new handsets feature a suite of “eight dedicated wallpapers”, exclusive ringtones, and black accessories - all in black packaging. That aside, they shouldn't differ, feature-wise, from the regular versions that were introduced last year.

Samsung didn’t specifically say which markets (besides Russia) would get the Black Edition S4 and S4 Mini. However, with the new Samsung Galaxy S5 expected to be announced at MWC later this month, these all-black S4 variants might go unnoticed

source: Samsung

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Galaxy S4
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S4 mini
  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.9 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Dual-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 1900 mAh(12h 3G talk time)

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6 Comments

1. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

That's one sexy looking handset... that leather-looking back really fits to GS4 (and Mini). And if it's that 4G+ model (Snapdragon 800), not that outdated either.

2. cleat-glitch

Posts: 109; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

gud time to go black

4. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

thats what she said

3. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

Very wintery Sochi like. Where's gold accent?

5. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Who would buy these? I would disown a family member or dump a friend who would pay flagship prices for a year old phone that will be released within two months of its successor.

6. camper96

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

I had the worst luck with this phone. It was on Sprint. I don't know if with them or what but went through 7 in 1 and 1/2 years. I switched to the Note 4 and was so happy. It was my 1st smart phone. Almost felt like giving them up all together. The pick up was horrible service wise. The note 4 changed my mind altogether. There is no way I'd ever consider it again. Even the batteries never lasted. Had 2 of them on wifi seemed ok except usage time. Bought a morphie and lasted about 2 months and phone just locked up and wouldn't do anything. Wouldn't come on nothing. No lights, No screen nothing. Worst nightmare ever. Had an issue with the Note 4. Samsung service great. Said you send it to us. We know the phone and it will be right and at no cost. They were great to work with.

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