Samsung is all set to launch the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ in a new color variant. The flagship smartphones from the South Korean company have appeared in Burgundy Red color. The pictures of the upcoming model were shared by tipster Ice Universe on Twitter.
Last year, Samsung had launched the Galaxy S8 in April but the burgundy red color variant came out nearly six months later. This year, however, the burgundy red color might arrive sooner. Samsung has silently started offering the red color version of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ in China. There is a possibility that Samsung will go for a soft launch for these smartphones in other markets, where it might be called Burgundy Red.
In markets like China and other Southeast Asian markets, there is a growing demand for smartphones in red color. Chinese smartphone makers including Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi have almost made red a standard color in their product offering. Samsung might also be following on the footsteps of these brands to offer red color option of its flagship sooner this time around.
In terms of specifications, the burgundy red color variant of Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will offer same hardware like other variants. The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will feature the same metal and glass sandwich design but the leaked pictures suggest burgundy red model will be more reflective than other variants.
Galaxy S9|S9+，Burgundy Red！ pic.twitter.com/DBZ2Ssohpz
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) May 9, 2018
The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will feature a 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED display and will be powered by Snapdragon 845 in China and Exynos 9810 in other markets. The Galaxy S9 comes with 4GB RAM while the Galaxy S9+ offers 6GB of RAM and option for up to 256GB storage. The Galaxy S9 features a 12-megapixel rear camera with variable aperture while the larger model gets dual 12-megapixel camera. Both the models offer an updated 8-megapixel selfie camera with autofocus and support for 4K video recording.
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The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ run Android 8.0 Oreo with Samsung Experience. The Galaxy S9 is backed by a 3,000mAh battery while the Galaxy S9+ gets a larger 3,500mAh battery. According to Strategy Analytics, the Galaxy S9+ was the sixth best selling smartphone during the first quarter of 2018. With the introduction of burgundy red, Samsung will hope to reinvigorate demand for its flagship via a mid-cycle refresh.