A black version of the Samsung Galaxy S3 has been revealed on Samsung's own Facebook page, with the South Korean tech giant uploading a photo that appears to show a noir-hued edition of its quad-core smart phone.
The picture, spied by ITProPortal, was uploaded to Samsung Mobile's page and shows what looks very much like a black S3 next to a white version, along with a caption about S Beam, the NFC tool for beaming photos and other goodies to another Galaxy S3.
While far from conclusive, the shot -- which shows the phones in front of the Olympic stadium -- does appear to show an S3 unlike any currently on sale. A second picture in Samsung's Olympic album shows a similarly dark-hued S3 being used to take a photo of a tube train.
The black Galaxy S3 has a definite matte look, so could sit aside from its glossy cousins, and double as a tiny Batmobile.
The images could be clever fakes, not-so-subtle hints from Samsung, or perhaps the result of a prototype Galaxy S3 slipping into the hands of Samsung's official photographers.
Currently the S3 comes in white and 'pebble blue' -- the latter version having been subjected to manufacturing problems at the phone's launch, caused by trouble with Samsung's.
Samsung's certainly fond of introducing new colour options for its popular mobiles -- just take a look at the. A black Galaxy S3 is less striking, but I'm sure there are smart phone fans out there who were put off by the lack of a black option at launch.
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