Samsung Galaxy S21 colors include some pretty pastels

Samsung's new phones are sporting softer shades.

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A look at Samsung's new phone colors. 

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The new Samsung Galaxy S21 lineup is here. (Here are CNET's Galaxy S21 review and Galaxy S21 Ultra review.) The phones will be available in pastels like phantom violet and phantom pink. Phantom shades of blue, gray and brown are also among the new colors available.

We were fairly sure this was going to be the case after product photos leaked ahead of the company's Unpacked event on Thursday. Tipster Evan Blass and German tech publication WinFuture had leaked multiple images of the new devices and their possible new colors, with Samsung's "phantom" naming convention. A last-minute leak of Samsung promotional slides also listed the colors by name and model.

Watch this: Our first look at the new Galaxy S21 and S21 Plus

Galaxy S21

  • Phantom violet
  • Phantom gray
  • Phantom pink
  • Phantom white

Galaxy S21 Plus

  • Phantom violet
  • Phantom silver
  • Phantom black
  • Phantom gold (available exclusively on Samsung's website)
  • Phantom red (available exclusively on Samsung's website)

Galaxy S21 Ultra

  • Phantom black
  • Phantom silver
  • Phantom brown (available exclusively on Samsung's website)
  • Phantom navy (available exclusively on Samsung's website)
  • Phantom titanium (available exclusively on Samsung's website)

The Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 Plus debuted at the Samsung Unpacked event on Thursday -- the last day of CES 2021. The event's theme: "Welcome to Everyday Epic."

The new phones are follow-ons to the S20 phones, which Samsung released last year to accommodate multiple budgets. Rumors were circulating as early as November that the tech giant was already mass-producing the Galaxy S21.