KOREAN PHONE MAKER Samsung announced on Friday that Black Edition Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 Mini models will be coming to the UK.
The Black Edition Samsung Galaxy S4 was unveiled in Russia earlier this year, with no mention of a worldwide release. Today, however, Samsung has revealed that the black model will see a UK launch, along with a Black Edition Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini handset.
The Black Edition smartphones are largely the same as the original Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 Mini models, but feature a faux-leather black coloured rear casing along with a black bezel surrounding the screen. Samsung has also provided the new models with eight likely gloomy new wallpapers and a set of exclusive ringtones.
Specificiations remain unchanged, however. This means that buyers of the Black Edition Samsung Galaxy S4 will find the same 5in HD 1080p touchscreen display as the original along with the same quad-core 1.9GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon chip and Google's Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean mobile operating system. It will also feature 13MP and 2MP cameras, 4G LTE support and Samsung's custom Touchwiz user interface.
The Black Edition Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini will feature the same 4.3in 540x960 resolution AMOLED screen with a dual-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm chip, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and Touchwiz. Like the original model, there's also 8GB of internal storage expandable to 64GB via microSD card, 8MP and 1.9MP cameras and a 1,900mAh battery.
Samsung has yet to announce pricing and availability for the new Black Edition Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 Mini models. However, we're guessing that they will be priced lower than the original handsets were at launch, as Samsung is likely to announce the Galaxy S5 in three weeks time at Mobile World Congress. µ
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