A common practice being followed by mobile device makers is to churn out variants of their base models with slight but externally perceivable changes with little or no changes affected to the internals of the device. We have seen HTC do something similar by coming up with a variant of its One smartphone done up in a shade of bright red. It looked stunning to say the last and now it seems it is Samsung’s turn, with reports of it coming up with various color options to their base Galaxy S4 smartphone device. This includes the “Blue Arctic” edition that they have just announced would be available to the Best Buy “elite” members to book starting tomorrow. Other customers would have to wait a bit longer to place their order for the device at Best Buy.
The variations of the devices are coming by way of the network service providers who are retailing the sets. They also add the LTE support to some or LTE advanced support to the other and the likes to make the market appear buoyant.
So far as the Galaxy S4 blue edition goes, Best Buy would have the sets for Sprint, AT&T and Verizon edition. It can be assumed that the price of the set would be $200 with the contract clause binding as is the case with all the other presently available Galaxy S4 in the market.
The concept of adding more color options is nothing new with other retailers in the world market being up to it for some time now. This is also a very cost effective manner of keeping their product lineup fresh and consumer interest around it going, more so when newer smartphone versions are being introduced at such a rapid pace. Samsung already has a wide product range based on the S4 alone. These include the S4 Mini, S4 Zoom, S4 Activ along with the S4 Mega and the blue colored version will no doubt be a nice addition to the list.