Samsung is launching a cool-looking gradient finish for the Galaxy S9 and you (probably) can't get it...

Samsung is launching a cool-looking gradient finish for the Galaxy S9 and you (probably) can't get it...
Gradient is the new black! Or, at the very least, it seems to be on its way to become it. The first mass-produced smartphone to have a soft dual-tone finish was Huawei's P20 earlier this year. Then, Samsung released the Galaxy A9, OnePlus released the 6T and both of these are sporting some form of a gradient finish. Leaksters are often showing us manufacturers experimenting with a multi-colored finish as well, so it seems we might be seeing a lot of gradients in 2019.

The Galaxy S10 is definitely expected to have at least one model with a soft-transition dual color on its back. But it seems China is getting the option early — the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are now available in a new Ice Blue color, which is a nice, chill blue-silver gradient.

Will the rest of the world get the new color? Most probably not, at least history tells us so. Samsung often launches a cool new color about half a year after its flagship launch.

However, it's very possible that the Galaxy S10 might get a similar color option, possibly even a couple of them. What do you think? Is 2019 going to be the year of the gradient?

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Galaxy S9
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
Galaxy S9+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 256 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh

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7 Comments

1. Sparkxster

Posts: 1121; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Not bad looks pretty nice.

2. JMartin22

Posts: 2311; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

I’m sure photos don’t do the shimmery-ness justice

3. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

Changing the finish of GS9 in the drawers. Nice try though.

4. JMartin22

Posts: 2311; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Get a life dude lol. If you love your iPhone so much, then be satisfied and stop bitching in every Samsung related article they put out here

6. Alcyone

Posts: 176; Member since: May 10, 2018

No worries, boy. When Apple goes gradient it'll be revolutionary. Like multi task and widgets, it probably won't happen. Enjoy your toy, boy.

5. axc06j

Posts: 23; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

That is actually pretty nice looking.

7. geordie8t1

Posts: 256; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

Looks dope in that colour, I have mate 20 pro in twilight and it's slick, I do like gradient colour schemes

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