Samsung Galaxy S III

Something we see fairly frequently in the smartphone world is a handset that launches in black, only to be re-released some months later with a new white body. It appears that the Samsung Galaxy S III may be planning to flip that trend around, though. The Galaxy S III is now available in either Pebble Blue or Marble White (with a Garnet Red model on AT&T), but it looks like a black version could be on the way. Samsung recently posted several images promoting both the Olympics and the Galaxy S III on its Facebook page, and in some of the photos there's a Galaxy S III that appears to be black. However, some parts of the photos look to be blue, suggesting that this is actually a blue Galaxy S III that just looks darker for one reason or another.

The black Galaxy S III rumor gained just a bit more traction today, though, as an image posted by Android Police shows a listing for just such a device inside U.K. retailer Carphone Warehouse's inventory system. The entry is for a "Samsung Galaxy S3 Black" and is right next to listings for both the blue and white versions of Samsung's flagship handset.

While this black version of the Galaxy S III is far from official, there's certainly a possibility that Samsung is planning such a model. The company hasn't been shy about releasing new versions of existing handsets in the past (like white versions of the Galaxy S II variants), and now that it's already got white, red and blue, a black version sounds like a plausible option for another Galaxy S III. For now we'll just have to use our imaginations to think about what a black Galaxy S III might look like and what kind of name Samsung would give it (Obsidian Black?  Onyx-not-the-Pokémon Black?). Any of you think you'd be interested in a black Galaxy S III?

Black Samsung Galaxy S III Carphone Warehouse inventory

Via Samsung Facebook (1), (2), Android Police

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cjm69514 Color does not matter as long as the overall phone works well and does what you need!
Kainoa Murphy Possibly. Depends on the carrier it goes to
Kirk Ngo I would'nt mind
Hamza Saadiq I would have been more interested in yellow
Anonymous No, the red one is just the ticket.
Dave Morgan No, I like my blue one.
Malik Harris No we need to get away from the traditional black.
Ethan Maness I want a white one
Jonathan Kramer Nope.. I have the garnet red and its sexy as heck and has a VERY premium look ;)
Jlanier75 Check out the Samsung mobile Olympic apps video on YouTube about 1 min 27 secs in it looks to be a black one S3 to me.
Jerry Palmerino Yes. I'm due to upgrade in September.
John Elizondo Omg thank God I waited... should have made a mistake if I bought the blue
Robert Skeen Nah! Got the White G3. If it ain't white, it ain't right!
Albin Christiansson Yes! The blue and the white ones are so ugly!
Janet Revell Smith Yes i will tale one in any color.
Jdcrz Psn ill take one : )
Ravin Schmidt I want the red one.
Ben Pierce I would have wanted a Black one from the start. I didn't understand the Pebble Blue at all...
Too Late Gabe Remember when CLEAR was cool? That'd be a sick S3...
Kristijan Lucic Finally, jezz...
Aj Adams Indeed
Nic Kolas I want a new Nexus phone
Andy Jaggars Yes trade my white in for a black
Chris Berryman Yes on T-Mobile!!!!! As well as red TOO!
Nikolas Manuelides yes, then I'll use a white back cover :D
Daniel Rivera No thanks loving my RED Galaxy S III! :)
Peiman Hosseini No. Its disgusting!
Chris Northcutt I like my blue GS3.
Syedul Islam I like the pebble blue one.. It's just so different from the the casual white or black
Devin Ray Hernandez No, the blue is way better then the black and the if there was a black it would look more generic.
Darryl Mouzone I already have the pebble blue one but it's in an Otterbox case so it looks black anyway. It's a little too late for me.
Cesario Brito Jr. Jason, but you felt the need to comment on an Android related article. Yeah makes sense.
David DiPilla White is better looks better
Jordan L N Etters Yes, how can I get it?
Juwon Donte Yes please
Jason Singer I have never had good luck with Samsung phones, all of them have always had problems. So in turn I have never liked Samsung phones, but i do really want a Galaxy S III.
Fred Haynes Nope I have the red one which is absolutely gorgeous
William Howser I want one so bad, I made her mad for saying it all the time. I say it out loud and full of glee, I want the black Samsung, the galaxy s III!!
Mark Manson No thanks I have a Razr Maxx.
Bill Stewart Does it really matter? I did hear that black one is a faster phone.
Devin Martinez Nooooo.... iPhone to the rescue !!!!
Kay Yon Samsung smart. They release a phone in a color other than black, then when they release the black, people will buy it xD
Joernie Berrios Hell yess...with a stable Jelly Bean Based Rom too!
Norleena Davies No way black is boring!!!! The blue is awesome!!!!
Jason Matsukawa I don't want an Android phone, loco.
Kevin AndDanielle Conley how can a screen be so beautiful, yet SUCK at the same time!!! i just want a S3 that can produce more screen brightness than my 1995 carphone...LOL :o)
Oscar Falcon No. I have a white GS3
Angello Smith hell yes!!!
Bradley Antonio Zeledon Blue is definitely unique yay for Samsung coming out with multicolored phones now and black is bland but hey make it for the average folk
Orlando Songwrites no but ill take a black iphone 5
Jennifer Nunn Only makes sense to have a blk phone standard actually don't see the pebble blue selling too well
Mark Gittens Samsung makes great products they just feel cheaply made. Gunna stick with HTC for now
Michelle DeRosa I want one in red
Lewis Hall Black 4me
Ayo Q Sipho Hells yea ill take one
Jay Hernandez Do I want it? That color should have been available from the start .
Daryll Hurst Matte black finish would be thumbs up.
Spencer Silva Sullivan no il have a silver one please.
Zach Cline Already ordered my galaxy S3 in white . A buddy at work ha it and good god the screen is ridiculous .. It blows the iPhones retina display out of the water
Robby Olko I want desire HD with ICS.
Dayna Cannistraci White is fine
Mihajlo Miki Duric i want any Galaxy S 3 :)
Will Wiles no thanks but i would love a purple iPhone 4s please
Ian Baylon I'd love a black galaxy s2!
Steve Bachman Hey Justin, why don't you get one that is a combo of white AND blue and then you can be a gay tool! Douche bag!
Steve Bachman I'm just fine with my new white S3. Put an iSkin Aura case on it and it ROCKS! Running Apex Launcher and life is good!
Pierce G Hohenstein Damn straight!!! I have the white red and blue.
Marc Cato Purple ftw.
Jose Pablo Islas I got the blue one, but would have gone for black if they had it
Ricky Arrazola For sure
Robert Nuey DEFINITELY interested in a Black version... maybe I'll wait a bit and see!
Nick Petrizzio White one
Justin Cartier Yes, because white makes you look gay, and blue makes you look like a tool.
Hunny Vandan no i love my xperia(/--)/
Christopher Williams I have the white one but the black is such a common color that should have been available from day 1
Prabhath Jay better than other colors
Sahn Choi I like white, but "pebble blue" is a ridiculous color, why not just opt for black. Doesn't make any sense whatsoever to me.
Justin White no! white galaxy note 2 for me!
Eugene CrazyJoe Grace i love my white one
Ryan Mueller Why not?
Darren Penix Nope..white please

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