Samsung Electronics may soon launch a black variant of its latest and most popular Galaxy S3, as recently indicated by its listing on an online retailer.
The third iteration device has had quite a few facelifts since its launch late May, appearing first in pebble blue and marble white. Around mid July Samsung rolled out a splashy garnet red model available on North America's AT&T network.
The black variant of the Galaxy S3 was initially revealed on Samsung mobile's Facebook page. Images showed a dark-hued model crisscrossing a white variant, with both the phones pictured against the backdrop of the London Olympics. Right below the picture was a caption that read: "Use S Beam on the GALAXY S III to share all your memories from the Olympic Games."
The black variant is now listed at Carphone Warehouse's internal inventory. Coincidently, Carphone Warehouse was the same mobile phone retailer that leaked information related to the arrival of Blue and White color models prior to the Galaxy S3's release. Hence, the authenticity of a black model making its way to the market is almost certain. However, the wait remains for Samsung's official announcement of a Galaxy S3 in black.
Meanwhile, the device, which is designed by almost 1000 employees, has paid off with Samsung reaping rich dividends from Galaxy S3 sales. With already 6.5 million devices sold in the first quarter, the company is hoping to sell at least 15 million handsets in the second quarter before rival Apple debuts its iPhone 5 in September.
Samsung Galaxy S3 was launched across the world with different model numbers. The GT-I9300 is the International version. The SHV-E210K/L/S is the South Korean version available with KT, LG U+, SK Telecom. Samsung Galaxy S3 SGH-T999 is a Canadian and a U.S. version available with T-Mobile, Mobilicity, Wind, Videotron, AT&T, Bell, Rogers, Telus, SaskTel and Virgin Mobile Canada. The SC-06D model is available in Japan with NTT DoCoMo. Other versions like SCH-R530, SCH-I535 and SPH-L710 can be bought from U.S.Cellular, Verizon and Sprint respectively.