Samsung launches new Black Edition Galaxy S4 and S4 Mini

Available sometime this month, Samsung says the new models sport a "leather-like textured black back cover and bezel."

Samsung has unveiled a new Black Edition of its Galaxy S4.
Samsung has unveiled a new Black Edition of its Galaxy S4. Samsung Russia

Samsung is aiming to be more stylish with the latest twist on its Galaxy S4 phones.

The new Black Edition of the S4 and its S4 Mini counterpart come with a faux-leather textured back cover and bezel. Riffing on the same theme, the power adapter, data cable, and headphones are black as is the product packaging itself.

Buyers of the new versions will also find a suite of eight new wallpaper designs for the home and lock screens as well as several exclusive ringtones.

The black editions first popped up on Samsung's Russian Web site late last month.

"As Samsung continues to expand on the modern Galaxy design approach, we're excited to offer Black Edition versions of our popular Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 Mini," Younghee Lee, exectuive VP of Samsung's Global Marketing, IT & Mobile Division, said in a statement. "These eye-catching and sophisticated models demonstrate Samsung's commitment to bring consumers new ways to express their style through their mobile device."

The new S4 and S4 Mini are due to reach "select markets" sometime in February.

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