Samsung set to release silver-colored Galaxy Note 9

October 2, 2018

SEOUL, Oct. 2 (Yonhap) — Samsung Electronics Co. plans to start sales of a silver-colored Galaxy Note 9 as early as this week, industry sources said Tuesday, apparently to promote the device amid the launch of new iPhones and other rival products.

The new color adds to the existing portfolio of blue, black, purple and copper. The silver edition will also be released in the U.S.

While Samsung has not yet announced the exact date for South Korea, it said the new edition will be released its home market.

Industry watchers said the new version seems to be aimed at competing with LG Electronics Inc.’s V40 ThinQ, which will be introduced this week, along with Apple Inc.’s latest iPhone models.

In South Korea, Samsung also launched a special program in which the company purchases used Galaxy products from buyers of the Galaxy Note 9. The used products must be operational, but trading them in can reduce the cost the latest phablet.

The silver edition of the Galaxy Note 9 (Yonhap)

The silver edition of the Galaxy Note 9 (Yonhap)