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Samsung should make available all color and storage variants of a device from day one

The Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ were launched in India in March. However, only 64GB variants were launched, and they were only available in three colors. Two months later, the 128GB storage variant of the Galaxy S8+ with 6GB RAM was launched in the country. Now, the company has announced the availability of the Orchid Grey color variant of the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ for the Indian market. A similar thing happened with the Galaxy S7 last year. Samsung announced Pearl Black and Pink Gold variants of the device, but only when the Galaxy Note 7 was recalled so that it could get some momentum going.

While Samsung has improved when it comes to launching various color variants across a wide range of markets, considering that it is the largest smartphone brand in the world and that it competes with Apple, it shouldn’t have a problem making all variants available from day one. Even if there are stock shortages of a particular color or storage variant in any market, it should at least announce that it plans to launch them at a later stage so that people who wish to buy those variants can wait.

Right now, there’s no official communication from Samsung regarding its plans, and this is cause for concern for anyone who purchases one of the initially available color or storage models just because the model they wanted wasn’t released. Samsung usually decides what colors will be launched based on what consumers in a country prefer, when it should instead be putting everything on the market and letting the consumer decide.

What do you think? Have you faced any such problems in buying Galaxy smartphones in your country?

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one plus
one plus

this is the dumbest article, and i purposely logged in to say so.

and the author always wrote some silly article but this takes the cake.

the reason they are not doing so, is for logistic and marketing purpose.

its the same thing for cars. gosh this is dumb.

Petyyyyy
Petyyyyy

Totally agreed.

gello9240
gello9240

Believe me when I say that at the same time this article was being written, I was saying to my wife I really wish Samsung would release all the color variants FROM THE BREAK!!! She wants the Coral Blue, but there’s no official release date for it. It isn’t fair to consumers in any country to be restricted by what “the majority” might want. The beauty of android has always been personalisation. Black, White, Silver, Gold, Grey, Blue, Pink, Red: with those you can’t ever go wrong. Don’t treat us like Apple customers Samsung, don’t make all of us look… Read more »

avenging
avenging

Holy only samsung just broke it’s own quarterly record for profits. Around 12 billion dollars (14 trillion kw) amazing

mtbrown262626
mtbrown262626

I agree 100%.

returnmyjedi
returnmyjedi

Agree completely. And whilst they’re at it, bring back the green one like they had on the S6!

gsdworld21
gsdworld21

Everyone knows Korea gets preference at a decent price. We just get the budget spec models at extra cost. Every country should be treated the same, unless of course the Korean currency has magical powers in which case we’ll accept it

stondec
stondec

I absolutely agree with this article. I actually wish they would make the international unlocked version available also on day one

friss
friss

Not happening anytime soon for sure.

welcomejacksparrow
welcomejacksparrow

This should have been done a long time back. Releasing better versions like with upgraded hardware and more colors can never make existing users to switch from those who bought the products in early days. Or are they giving message to users that they should wait for the better piece? This has always left me in confusion whether to buy the device on launch date or wait for 2 months for company to announce the better version..

hongie
hongie

Yeah Samsung should release all colors in all markets. By the way, i really like the S6 Edge Green Emerald. Why Samsung doesn’t release the green color anymore???

welcomejacksparrow
welcomejacksparrow

Agree that color was awesome and unlike others.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Yep. they should. changing the colour of a device does not cost a lot of money, it basically gets dipped in another set of chemical dyes; if one particular colour is sold out, people will just buy another. It makes no sense to not offer the other colours. However, it does irritate my consumers, myself included when they randomly drop another colour option. One I wanted without any sort of announcement. They did it RIGHT with the S6s. The blue S6 and Green S6 edge were listed as coming soon – be it for months, but they did arrive and… Read more »

Martin Eugeniev
Martin Eugeniev

Yes, they should do it! I really wanted the Blue Coral one but when I bought it we had black and orchid gray color only… that sucks….

maccyb
maccyb

Asif, as someone who has worked for more than 20 years in electronic consumer devices manufacturing, I have to highlight your total lack of knowledge regarding high volume production in the early months of what will be a very high demand product. To have all colours available will put so much strain on production lines that most people will not get the colour they want anyway. It’s important to begin with the most historically popular colours and then when production line pressure is reduced, introduce other colours. Wanting everything immediately is like a child crying and wanting what it can’t… Read more »

Govindladdha
Govindladdha

Right said

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

No it doesn’t. its just a different dye. the cost is negligible. If one outsells, people will just by their second choice. Which is very different to never having have had the choice to begin with, which is what the article is about. I’d have gotten the Coral Blue, if that had sold out before I could have got it, I would have gotten the Black, or orchid grey. but since I only had the black and grey, I am now disappointed to see the Coral Blue being sold here now and no way to exchange it. Don’t know about… Read more »