Samsung Galaxy S4 and S4 Mini go Black with faux leather back

Samsung Galaxy S4 was announced last year and it is all set to be replaced by the Samsung Galaxy S5 which is rumored to arrive on February 23rd. Samsung unveiled various editions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 – Gold Edition, Crystal Edition and now, we have the black edition. What the black edition does is that it comes with a faux leather back that featured in Samsung Galaxy Note 3.


Apart from the black color and the faux leather back, there is nothing else to differentiate the Samsung Galaxy S4 from the LTE version(Snapdragon 600 variant) which comes with a glossy plastic back. It is not just Samsung Galaxy S4 that has been given a better back, but its Mini version – Galaxy S4 Mini also gets the black variant with a faux leather back.

Samsung Galaxy S4 mini Black Edition

The pricing is also little higher for the black edition with faux leather back.

  • Samsung Galaxy S4 – RUB 22,000(Rs. 39,000 approx) | Samsung Galaxy S4 Black variant – RUB 23,000(Rs. 40,700 approx)
  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini – RUB 15,000(Rs. 26,800 approx) | Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Black variant – RUB 16,000(Rs. 28,600 approx)

If Samsung has given the Galaxy S4, a Galaxy Note 3 treatment in terms of build quality, we wonder what could possibly be new in the Samsung Galaxy S5 in terms of design. We are waiting to be surprised by Samsung.

Update : Samsung has announced that the Black editions will be available in select markets from February.

Author: Monish Kumar

Monish is passionate about smartphones who is also interested in User Experience and Design. He is currently using Samsung Galaxy S3. You can follow him on Twitter and Google+