As the New Year draws closer, we’ve shifted our attention from recently released phones like the OnePlus 5T, the iPhone X and the Pixel 2 XL, to Samsung’s inevitable next flagship, the Galaxy S9.
The latest leaks from the constantly churning rumour mill, reveals the various colours the flagship is reportedly set to be available in. According to a report from SamMobile, the S9 will come in blue, black, gold and surprisingly, purple. While blue, gold and black are common hues for Samsung devices, the South Korean tech giant seems to be aiming to shake things up with a new purple colour. It’s worth noting that the LG V30 Plus is also available in violet.
It’s unknown exactly what shade of purple the handset will be, though I’m hoping it resembles the same colour as the LG Lotus.
SamMobile also doesn’t mention specific names for the colours — such as ‘Orchid Grey,’ or ‘Midnight Black,’ — but it’s likely that apart from purple, the names will be similar to the colours of past devices.
Moreover, it’s unknown exactly what markets will launch with a purple S9, with Canada often only getting two or three of the various available colours.
Alongside the four aforementioned colours, it’s possible that ‘Orchid Grey’ and ‘Arctic Silver’ will also be included in the colour lineup.
The Samsung Galaxy S9, which is rumoured to be unveiled at CES 2018, is expected to feature Qualcomm’s still unannounced Snapdragon 845, standard 3.5mm headphone jack, 90 percent screen-to-body ratio and a fingerprint sensor placed underneath the rear-facing camera setup.