Samsung Galaxy S8 will hit Australia in three colours

Alex Kidman 14 March 2017

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You can have black, silver or gold and that’s all.

There’s not much that isn’t known about the Galaxy S8 smartphone at this stage, even though the official launch isn’t until 29 March 2017 with expected availability around the end of April. We already know that it will have either the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 or Exynos 8995 under the hood and that both the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ will have a curved display.

What’s also known is that Samsung will produce the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in multiple colours. Silver, gold, black, matte black, blue, orchid and pink are what’s rumoured. It was always likely that we’d see just a small subset of these colours in Australia, especially if you want to score either phone through a carrier, but it hasn't been clear which colours we might see.

As spotted by Ausdroid, Samsung Australia has launched a pre-registration page for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ that asks you the usual run of demographic questions, as well as your preferred colour choice.

From the drop-down list, it appears that only three colours will be launched in Australia, with just black, gold and silver to choose from.

Samsung Australia could well use the data to inform its own availability choices, although it's reasonable to assume that black and silver will be made available in any case. It could also launch with other colours depending on need, or, as it has done with previous models, launch other colours further down the track.

Samsung is set to formally launch the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ on 29 March 2017 in New York, which equates to 2am on 30 March here in Australia, with expected market availability in late April.

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