The release date for Samsung's Galaxy S3 arrived back in May, but that doesn't mean the Korea-based manufacturer is done surprising fans of the device. Samsung has just announced that the Galaxy S3 will be available in three new colors, all of which stay consistent with the nature-based theme that Samsung's flagship smartphone has features thus far.
The new shades include Amber Brown, Sapphire Black and Titanium Grey. The Garnet Red variation of the Galaxy S3 was also included in the announcement, although it has been available for AT&T subscribers since earlier this summer.
"Elegant, intelligent and stylish, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is designed for humans and inspired by nature," reads Samsung's official blog post announcing the new colors.
The announcement continues to detail the inspiration behind the Galaxy S3's design, saying that the new color variants bring new life to the iPhone rival.
"This design ethos is brought to life through the new color variants, which are all derived from a man's relationship with natural materials and perfectly compliment the handset's organic experience," reads the Samsung blog.
The description of each colored edition gives users a historical context on the gemstone and shade that inspired the Galaxy S3's design. For example, Samsung details that the Almandite Garnet gemstone was worn as an amulet by the ancient Egyptians who believed that the stone held special protective powers. The Sapphire Black model is based on the stones used by ancient inhabitants of India and Persia, which were believed to strengthen one's willpower.
However, although Samsung has revealed aesthetic details on the new models of its Galaxy S3, there are some crucial bits of information that have been left out. The manufacturer has not revealed a release date or price for the upcoming color variants. As previously stated, the Garnet Red edition of the Galaxy S3 is currently available for AT&T customers, and users may see this variation come to other carriers as well. Samsung has also not revealed whether or not the Galaxy S3 will be released in all colors on all service providers.
Below each photo is a watermark that reads "Samsung Tomorrow," which is the name of the blog, but it also hints that the new shades could be available soon. The company was sure to include a footnote at the bottom that says any product information is subject to change. It is likely that the availability will depend on carrier and region.
The Galaxy Note 2, which is expected to be unveiled tomorrow, is expected to also launch in at least two different color variations, according to Tech Radar. Perhaps Samsung will reveal more about the release date of these new Galaxy S3 color variations if it announces the Galaxy Note 2 tomorrow at the Samsung Mobile Unpacked event. If not, Samsung has another opportunity to make announcements at the upcoming IFA conference in Berlin, which begins on August 31.
Earlier this summer in July a spokesperson for Samsung UK hinted that there would be more color variants to come, and now the official announcement has been made.
"We will be announcing potential color variants due course," the spokesperson replied to Pocket Lint when asked when the Garnet Red edition would roll out in the UK.
At the end of June Samsung also announced its Samsung Approved For Enterprise (SAFE) edition which is designed to cater to corporate environments. The Galaxy S3 has sold more than 10 million units since its May release date, and is expected to get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in the near future.
Lisa Eadicicco is a reporter covering mobile technology and video games for The International Business Times. Lisa joined the editorial team at IBT in January 2012, and has...