Just as rumored, Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo has officially announced its version of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 (SC-04E), which will be available in a trio of colors. That's right, in addition to the Black Mist and White Frost variants of the Galaxy S 4 that are already available, NTT DoCoMo will also be offering a new "Blue Arctic" model. Excluding this new paint job, NTT DoCoMo's Galaxy S 4 is fairly similar to the units that are now available around the globe, sporting a 5-inch 1080p display, 13-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front camera and 1.9GHz quad-core processor.
Samsung said when it initially announced the Galaxy S 4 in March that it planned to offer the new handset in "a variety of additional color options" later in 2013, so it's no surprise to see the GS4 getting a new paint job. Looking at the images on NTT DoCoMo's website, this Blue Arctic Galaxy S 4 looks pretty spiffy, giving customers that are interested in Samsung's new flagship a third option that falls in-between the dark black and light white versions.
There's no word yet on when or if we might see this Blue Arctic Galaxy S 4 make its way into other parts of the world. Considering how Samsung spread the different Galaxy S III colors around to different carriers, though, I wouldn't be surprised to see the blue Galaxy S 4 pop up somewhere else soon. Which of the three Galaxy S 4 colors is your favorite?
UPDATE: A video showing the Blue Arctic Galaxy S 4 in action has been posted to YouTube by user mappan777. The brief clip shows the blue S 4 IRL and also includes a comparison to the Black Mist version of the device. Check it out below.