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Samsung's stunning Burgundy Red Galaxy S8 is now available in Korea

Announced a few weeks back, Samsung's Burgundy Red Galaxy S8 is now available in South Korea and will roll out to other markets soon.

Published onNovember 28, 2017

When Samsung released the Galaxy S8 back in April, the company was heavily praised for the phone’s great-looking take on the bezel-less design that is slowly becoming a smartphone staple. Now, you can pick the phone up in a new, stunning Burgundy Red color, so long as you live in South Korea.

The color is a new one for the Galaxy S8, which has previously been available in Midnight Black, Arctic Silver, and, my personal favorite, Orchid Grey. Samsung announced the Burgundy Red option a few weeks ago, with the announcement video strongly hinting that the company took some obvious inspiration from the changing color of leaves this time of year.

What’s great about the new color choice is that, in addition to the back, it envelops the aluminum frame and buttons as well. This look is a bit more understated than the Solar Red HTCU11, but as you can see in the image above, that doesn’t mean the Galaxy S8 looks any less striking.

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Everything else about the Galaxy S8 remains the same. In other words, you’re still looking at a bezel-less design, Snapdragon 835, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage, a 12 MP rear camera, and Bixby, Samsung’s virtual assistant that can be summoned with the Bixby button on the side.

The Galaxy S8 in Burgundy Red is available in South Korea starting today, though Samsung also said the color will roll out to select markets sometime in the near future.

It’s an interesting decision on Samsung’s part to release the Galaxy S8 in a new color at this point, seeing how the phone is almost eight months old. Even so, the phone still holds up well, and the Burgundy Red option is a looker.

What are your thoughts on the Burgundy Red Galaxy S8? Will you pick it up if and when it becomes available in the US, Europe, or wherever you live? Let us know in the comments below.

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