What is likely the prettiest Galaxy S8 color option is now available exclusively in Taiwan. Samsung Mobile Taiwan announced Monday a Rose Pink model of the Galaxy S8 Plus, which will sell for TW$27,900 ($921).
Outside of the new color, this Galaxy S8 Plus model is identical to the standard model already on the market. It features an Exynos 8895 chip, which Samsung favors for Asian markets, a 6.2-inch Quad HD dual-edge curved display, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, a 12-megapixel rear camera and 8-megapixel front camera, a 3,500mAh battery and Android 7.0 Nougat.
Rumors prior to the Galaxy S8 launch suggested that Samsung might release a pink color option for the device. The manufacturer typically does so months following the initial flagship launch, in limited markets, such as Taiwan. In the past, there have been pink color options for several other Samsung smartphones, including the Galaxy S4 in Pink Twilight, the Galaxy S4 Mini in Pink, the Galaxy Note 3 in Blush Pink and the Galaxy Note 4 in Blossom Pink. There have also been Pink Gold options of the Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.
Rumors also suggest Samsung may release an Amethyst or Violet color option for the Galaxy S8 in Brazil. Hints of such a color option also surfaced prior to the Galaxy S8 launch. Prior to launch, there were also murmurs of a red model and a white model for the Galaxy S8; however, there has been no word about such versions since the device launched.
The Galaxy S8 was available in Orchid Grey, Midnight Black, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue and Maple Gold color options at launch. However, the blue, and gold models, in particular, were initially available only in certain markets, such as Korea.
The Coral Blue Galaxy S8 recently became available in the U.K. and is exclusive to the carrier EE. The color option is also now pegged for a U.S. launch but has not yet been confirmed. The Coral Blue model was first introduced on the Galaxy Note 7 in 2016 and was a consumer favorite at launch. Samsung then released a Coral Blue Galaxy S7 Edge after the Note 7 recall.
The Galaxy Note 7 is soon expected to be released for the third time as a refurbished model, in Black Onyx, Gold Platinum, and Silver Titanium color options, in addition to Coral Blue. The device may sell under the name Galaxy Note FE or Galaxy Note 7R.