A new color option for Samsung’s 2013 flagship Android smartphone has apparently been sighted in Japan in promotional materials from a local carrier.
According to the following image, Blue Arctic is the name of this new Galaxy S4 color option, joining the existing Black Mist and White Frost versions. So far, carriers and electronics retailers around the world have been stocking only the black and/or white models.
DoCoMo appears to be the first mobile operator in the world to sell the Blue Arctic Galaxy S4 version, with a launch reportedly set for the following weeks. Rbmen says that the handset will be announced by DoCoMo on May 15 and released in mid-May (therefore very close after being unveiled?), but nothing is official just yet.
We certainly expected Samsung to reveal more colors for the handset. After all, that’s what the company did with other high-end devices including the Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2. It would make sense to see this Blue Arctic Galaxy S4 model hit other markets in the coming months.
Interestingly, the rumored rugged Galaxy S4 Active is said to launch in Metallic Orange in the near future.
DoCoMo’s Galaxy S4 version is the Qualcomm-based one, and from the looks of it, the carrier will stock the 32GB version as well. So far only AT&T announced plans for a 32GB Galaxy S4 model, with everyone else only stocking the 16GB base version.