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Canada: No Plans for Blue Topaz/Green Emerald Galaxy S6

May 21, 2015 - Written By Cory McNutt

There is some rather sad news this morning regarding the new Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.  According to our source, who reached out to find the answer many have been wondering since their release – Samsung Canada said in a statement that “Currently, we do not have any specific information on Canadian availability to share about new GS6 colour variants.  As always, we will keep you updated on any Samsung Canada related news as it becomes available.” Read the “GS6 colour variants” as the Galaxy S6 exclusive Blue Topaz and the Galaxy S6 Edge Green Emerald.

We were first informed that only the White Pearl and Black Sapphire would be available for sale, and eventually the Gold Platinum color variation would become available.  On April 30 it was reported that the wait was over for the Gold Platinum as it was added to the online stores of Rogers, Fido, TELUS, Videotron and SaskTel…however, there was still no word on the Blue Topaz and Green Emerald – not even a hint.

It was just a week ago that Samsung announced that the Galaxy S6 in Blue Topaz and the Galaxy S6 Edge in Green Emerald would join the existing White Pearl, Black Sapphire and Gold Platinum.  Other than the new colors, these variations are identical to the existing models.  At the time of the announcement, Younghee Lee, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing, IT & Mobile Division at Samsung Electronics, said: “The Blue Topaz Galaxy S6 represents the perfect fashion accessory for style-conscious consumers looking for a vibrant, expressive and distinctive color, and the Green Emerald Galaxy S6 Edge provides a simply stunning color choice that meets the needs of those who want a sophisticated, yet unique looking mobile device. We aim to bring a truly one-of-a-kind smartphone to consumers and provide them with a seamless combination of dynamic beauty and meaningful purpose, complementing every part of their mobile lives.”

It is too early to believe that the new colors will not make their way into Canada – when Lee used the words “now available,” we do not know if that meant that day or ‘coming soon.’  Also, no details were given as to where they would be made available or how fast they will take to get there, so it is very possible we will see them in Canada.  It would be so nice to see all of the colors available at once for special order, but this delay tactic simply adds a little more excitement to keep the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge in the news.