As a fan of HTC's Solar Red U11 and Nokia's light yellow Lumia 1020, I'm known for favoring phones in warmer colors, which is why Samsung's newly announced Sunrise Gold and Burgundy Red Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus fascinate me. Samsung launches a new silky-gloss finish for the Gold Edition, which – hyperbole alert – "dips and shimmers the smartphone into a calm light." In addition, "this refined finish has been developed to appeal to all users with a stylistic touch of high fashion and urban interior design for a user's mobile device." Or you could just have said that it's gold and looks pretty pretty.
The Burgundy edition is said to have a "subtle sheen for added density," even though I'm not really. The bewildering inconsistency between Samsung's advertisements makes it all the rage what a red it is. The red in the picture above, which I like better, is a light, almost pink color, but the red that Samsung is talking about, and the one pictured below, is a much darker shade. In any case, all this is of academic importance, with Samsung intending to sell the burgundy Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus in China and South Korea this month, with no announced changes to specifications or capabilities.
The Gold Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus will be available from June in Australia, Chile, Germany, Hong Kong, Mexico, Russia, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam, with more markets coming soon. So there is still a chance that the US will get the golden S9 option, but for now the choice for the Americans (and a majority of Europeans) remains between the black, blue and purple Galaxy S9.