A render depicting what's said to be the Lilac Purple variant of the Samsung Galaxy S9 appeared online on Monday, having been shared by known industry insider Evan Blass. The light purple color of the leaked device rests on a matte finish and while the renders don't appear to strongly hint at a glass back, one should still be part of the package, with Samsung's upcoming Android flagship being widely expected to continue boasting wireless charging capabilities supported by its predecessors. Rumors of a purple version of the Galaxy S9 have been circulating the industry since early December, though no insider has shared the official moniker of the color until now. Besides the new purple finish, Samsung is set to offer the Galaxy S9 series in Midnight Black, Titanium Gray, and Coral Blue, according to the same source.
It's presently unclear whether the four rumored colors are meant to be available for both the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus and whether they'll span all variants of the latter that should be launched in at least two of them, with the base model supposedly featuring 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal flash memory. The 5.8-inch Galaxy S9 is said to be more similar to its direct predecessor, boasting 4GB of RAM and a 64GB storage space base. While a violet iteration of a Samsung-made Android flagship has already been rumored last year in the run-up to the launch of the Galaxy S8 lineup, no credible depictions of such a model have surfaced until now, with the new leak giving much more credence to the possibility that Samsung actually ends up commercializing the Lilac Purple color.
The Seoul-based phone maker has a long history of revising its high-end offerings so the launch variants of the Galaxy S9 lineup are unlikely to be the only colors available over the shelf life of the upcoming devices. The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus are scheduled to be officially announced in the run-up to the 2018 iteration of the Mobile World Congress on February 25 and should start retailing by mid-March, with recent rumors suggesting the handsets will have higher starting prices than their predecessors did.