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Samsung launches ‘Rose Pink’ Galaxy S8 and S8+ in the UK

Samsung has made the ‘Rose Pink’ version of its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus flagship phones available to the UK, likely signalling the last hurrah for the handset before the Galaxy S9 makes its debut.

Listed as ‘coming soon’ on Samsung’s UK site, the Rose Pink Galaxy S8 should be available pretty much right away as other UK retailers have the new colour available on their websites.

With Rose Pink added into the mix, there are now five colour options for both versions of the Galaxy S8, with the pink colour scheme adding to Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Coral Blue and Arctic Silver.

Rose Pink adds a significant burst of colour to Samsung’s current flagship, as the other colour options are pretty muted, with Samsung taking a different approach to colour schemes when compared to the likes of Huawei, HTC and Apple.

The pink option was previously limited to Taiwan and Samsung’s home nation of South Korea as such a colour was found to be popular in those countries.

By releasing the Rose Pink model to the UK, it looks like Samsung is trying to milk every last bit of mileage out of its Galaxy S8 as the time ticks down to the release of its successor, the Galaxy S9 which is expected to be revealed at some time around Mobile World Congress 2018, though we wouldn’t be surprised to see it teased at CES 2018.

As all the Rose Pink Galaxy S8 offers is simply another colour option – there’s no extra features of themes – it may be worth holding out to see what the Galaxy S9 brings to the table before shelling out for an older Galaxy S8.

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