Samsung has recently unveiled the black editions for two of its most popular Android smartphones namely the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 Mini. These black editions not only give a refreshed look to the Galaxy S4 series of devices but at the same time bring the popular faux leather back covers as well.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 needs no introduction, but this is one of the times when we can boast about what the company has been doing with its flagship device. Black happens to be first choice for many smartphone consumers due to the killer looks that the color offers, and may be that’s the reason why Samsung came up with this all-new black edition Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 Mini.
Before we dig into the details, there is one thing that consumers should know about – these new Galaxy S4 devices have the exact same hardware configuration as the original models. All differences added in the new black edition devices are on the outside, so there will be no difference whatsoever in the speed, performance and battery backup of these devices and the ones that you might already own.
So if you are a fan of the fuax leather back but were hesitating to get your hands on the Galaxy Noe 3 because of its weight and size, then now is the time to spend your money! The black edition Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 Mini are here to save the day given that you are ready to spend a little extra money.
We are not sure whether these new faux leather back Galaxy devices have a slightly different design on the outside in order to fit the new leather cover. But if that’s not the case, then Samsung should also be able to sell these new body panels and back covers to existing Galaxy S4 consumers who want a piece of this new color option.
Coming back to the specs part, consumers should know that the new black edition Galaxy S4 has the exact same hardware configuration as the Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505. So you still get the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset, not the new and improved Snapdragon 800, and if you haven’t guessed it yet, there is no Exynos version available (at least for now). But the Galaxy S4 Mini has the exact same configuration as the standard edition that is available in regions all around the world.
Russia will be the first country to get the new Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 Mini devices. The release is expected to take place sometime in February, so you just have to wait for a few weeks at the most. The black edition Galaxy S4 will be priced at RUB 23,000 (around $600) whereas the Galaxy S4 Mini will be priced at RUB 16,000 (around $460).
If you want to compare these prices, we have some useful numbers for you right here. Megafon, a Russian carrier company offers the standard Galaxy S4 for RUB 22,000 and the Galaxy S4 Mini for RUB 15,000. So there is a difference of RUB 1,000 in the back edition versions, which we feel will not be such a big deal for consumers who have fallen in love with the new black edition Galaxy S4 (count me in as well).