The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus were originally released in Midnight Black, Orchid Grey, Arctic Silver, Maple Gold and Coral Blue, but there may be a few more options in the pipeline if a recent listing on the company’s Taiwanese website is anything to go by. According to the listing, the Galaxy S8 may soon be available in ‘Ice Lake Blue,’ ‘Smoked Purple Grey,’ and ‘Quicksand Gold’ in Taiwan, while the Galaxy S8 Plus may only be available in the last two colors along with Black. It’s worth noting, though that Samsung hasn’t even released all the existing color options everywhere, so it is not immediately clear if the upcoming models will be available globally, or if they will be restricted to only Taiwan.
The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are the two latest flagship smartphones from Samsung, and were unveiled officially earlier this year. The devices have since been launched in most regions around the world, and going by all the reports over the past few weeks, have received a big thumbs-up from reviewers and consumers alike. The devices bring a whole lot of new features over their predecessors, most striking of which is the ‘Infinity Display.’ The devices also make use of the latest and most powerful chip from Qualcomm – the Snapdragon 835 SoC, although, the Taiwanese variants are actually powered by the Exynos 8895 chip that’s been designed and manufactured in-house by the South Korean tech giant.
Overall, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are said to have made a pretty decent start in the increasingly-competitive global smartphone market, selling over five million units within the first three weeks of its official launch on April 21. The company is expected to sell around 20 million Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus units during the current quarter and between fifty to sixty million devices by the end of this year. While it will be interesting to see whether Samsung will be able to hit those estimates, if initial signs are anything to go by, the company certainly seems to have left the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco a long way behind.