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Black Sapphire and Crimson Red color options for the Galaxy S8 would add more color splashes to the Galaxy

Samsung’s “Galaxy” is expanding, as can be seen by the sheer number of devices Samsung manufactures annually, the cross-platform compatibility of its devices with other platforms such as iOS and Windows Mobile, as well as the birth of Samsung’s very own Tizen OS. And, with each new high-end “Galaxy,” Samsung is known for bringing new color options.

With the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge in 2015, Samsung brought quite a few new color options to the “Galaxy,” such as Gold Platinum and Black Sapphire, along with Blue Topaz and Green Emerald (released in May). Later that year, Samsung released the Galaxy Note 5 with exclusive colors Silver Titanium and Pink Gold for Korean customers. With the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, Samsung introduced its Silver Titanium color option for the worldwide customer base, no longer restricting it to just Korean customers. The Galaxy Note 7 brought the sexy Blue Coral color option that has now made its way to the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge.

And, with the Galaxy S8, new color options are expected. As for me, I’d like to see a new color option arrive and a retro color option return.

First, let’s start with the retro color option. The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge arrived in 2015 with a Black Sapphire color option that would turn black or blue based upon the angle in a lit room or even in sunlight. It is a color that was carried over to the Galaxy Note 5 but eliminated with the announcement of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge nearly a year ago now in favor of Black Onyx.

Now, don’t get me wrong, Black Onyx is a lovely color. It is a solid black color, and some buyers like the color enough that they don’t mind buying another phone that bears a black color. But, in my view, when compared to the former Black Sapphire color, Black Onyx is standard, expected, somewhat dull. I mean, how many phones have we seen in the “Galaxy” that arrive in a typical Black color?

And Black Onyx is a good color with a name of confidence, but it’s standard.

Black Sapphire was an unexpected color because it would change color in light. That’s what made it pleasant to look at. That is missing with the Black Onyx color option, even if some deem solid colors better than mixed ones. I do like solid colors such as Green Emerald as well, by the way, so I’m not biased against solid colors (it’s just that I really like the Black Sapphire color option better than the solid Black option that I’ve seen on smartphones with every new announcement). I’d also like the return of the Green Emerald option too.

It’s time for a sexy, Crimson Red color option

Well, apart from the return of the Black Sapphire color option, I’d like to see a new option arrive alongside of the Blue Coral color option for the Galaxy S8 from the announcement: that is, the arrival of a Crimson Red Galaxy S8 color option. And by “red,” I’m not referring to the Limited Edition Iron Man Galaxy S6 edge shade that shows off a dark red hue neither the Merlot Red color option for the Galaxy Note 3 nor the AT&T-exclusive Red Aurora Galaxy S4. The red Christmas Edition of the Galaxy Note 4 is as close as it comes in Samsung’s “Galaxy” to the red I’m looking for, though it’s still too dark.

Here’s a chart to show my preferred color, Crimson Red, in relation to other red shades.

red colors galaxy s8 crimson red

Credit: Digital Synopsis

I want a brighter shade of red that isn’t a dark color but a bright color, a Crimson Red color option for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. And, in the same fashion as the Blue Coral Galaxy Note 7, I’d like to see the Crimson Red Galaxy S8 also feature a gold trim with the words “Galaxy S8 Plus” (yes, I’m ready for the 6-inch screen) written in Gold.

A return to the Black Sapphire and the arrival of a Crimson Red color option would give a little bridge to the past while building a new one for Samsung’s lineup. The color red has always been a headturner, and with Crimson Red, gold trim, and the dual-curved edges, the Galaxy S8 will be a phone that no buyer can deny.

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Eki79
Eki79

I’d like to see the Emerald Green.
I wanted that, but had to settle for Black Sapphire, because I wanted the flat S6.

dawhoda
dawhoda

I just want the phone I’ll worry about the colors when they’re in my viewing lol

StefanC12
StefanC12

Love black sapphire. Would love to see burgundy red though

Mohamed Sheikhaldeen
Mohamed Sheikhaldeen

Sapphire is back! Thank you so much Samsung, that is my favorite color in any of the phones I ever owned! Even more excited for the S8 now (writing this from a sapphire Note5 ^_^)

Drew Bradford
Drew Bradford

There was a crimson red s3 actually on AT&T. It was pretty I had it a while. But I hate black Sapphire. Black will always be a requirement and I enjoy the jet black they created for the s7, I think the additional color options should be something like the blue coral. Culturally and fashion influenced so compete with apples rose gold. The blue coral to me has such a more beautiful look that a rose gold iPhone.

viijayy
viijayy

Next emerald green that was out with S6 Edge plz

deardevil
deardevil

after 2 years using gold color,with the S6 edge and S7 Edge,i might switch to another color,the blue one on the S7 edge is pretty amazing. i dont know if i get bored of that color easy or not.

stoertebecker
stoertebecker

I want the Note 7 blue.
Well if there is a Note 8. S8 i will skip if the scanner is on the back

Buckeye
Buckeye

I agree new colors would be a welcome. Tired of black, gold and silver. The coral blue was my first choice color for the N7 but ended up with black. Red would be nice but that would probably go to Verizon because that is their main color or AT&T. T=Mobile always gets basic colors. They did not get silver for the S7 only AT&T had that I believe. That’s the color my wife wanted and still mad about it. Also Green Emerald would be a fantastic choice but again probably be only available in other countries outside the US.

Vladut Costan
Vladut Costan

S7edge,android7,România?

S6Edge
S6Edge

I want Black Pearl. ♡♡♡

Jossue Rivera
Jossue Rivera

I hope they bring the black from the Note 7 over to the SO. That was a sexy looking phone, even if it did have an edge display.

JamesDiman
JamesDiman

I hope they continue with something like the Blue Coral, I had that one for my short time with the Note 7. A red option, like that crimson red would be a nice addition. Any black phone is boring, from any maker. People losing their minds for the iPhone 6/6s/7 and S7/Note7 in black is crazy. I have not had a black phone in over 5 years. I have had mostly white, a blue S3, and that one in blue coral. My work phone is that black sapphire of the S6, but I am not counting it, as it was… Read more »

HossamAlMasri
HossamAlMasri

a good article but won’t work well with Samsung .. Samsung is releasing different colors to different markets which till this very moment i do not understand the reason.
i was dying for the Blue Coral Note 7 but Samsung decided NO Blue Coral for UAE Market !!!

assassin2se7en
assassin2se7en

Just release nougat for s7 edge ( MID , iraq )

Messibarca92
Messibarca92

They don’t update bombs

assassin2se7en
assassin2se7en

Buddy i agree with u
Im not bomb
And im not leave in iraq
But my firmware is iraq
So before u waana say something
Think about youreself
Shame on u

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