With the launch of the Google Pixel 7 successfully navigated, the next flagship phone on the horizon is the Samsung Galaxy S23 – and the latest rumored update gives us an idea of the color choices we’ll see.
According to analyst Ross Young (opens in new tab)which is generally right when it comes to mobile industry predictions, we will have the phone in beige, black, green and light pink when it arrives in the first few months of 2023.
This is a somewhat limited selection compared to the Samsung Galaxy S22, which across the range – the S22, S22 Plus and S22 Ultra – appeared in white, black, rose gold, green, graphite, blue, violet, cream. , bordeaux , red and eventually purple.
It’s also interesting to compare the color selection with the options of the newly released Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4 folding phones: the former comes in green, black, beige and burgundy, and the latter in purple, graphite, gold. pink, blue, yellow, white, navy, khaki and red.
Perhaps there is more to come in terms of colors, or perhaps Young is just referring to the standard S22 model – in which case light pink would replace rose gold, beige would replace white, and the purple option would be dropped.
These colors may end up varying depending on the region you are in as well. All signs point to a February launch for the Galaxy S23 series, following the Galaxy S22 lineup schedule, so we still have a few months to wait before we know for sure what Samsung is working on.
Analysis: Colors Really Matter
A phone’s colors might not immediately seem like the most important aesthetic choice compared to the rest of its design – and even less important when considering the internal specs of a specific device.
It’s also fair to say that colors aren’t always the most exciting aspect of a phone to talk about. White and black are almost always present, and furthermore, manufacturers seem reluctant to experiment too much with the different shades on offer.
However, color choices can make a big difference to consumers and a phone’s appeal. It looks like phone makers are starting to realize this – take the green iPhone 13 that Apple released earlier this year, for example.
The Google Pixel 7 and Google Pixel 7 Pro also show some bold color options and we’d like to see more of them in the future. We expect Samsung to have some extra colors lined up for the Galaxy S23 in addition to the ones we’ve mentioned here.