India is getting the burgundy red model of the Samsung Galaxy S8, as spotted by SamMobile. The new color is part of a series of moves Samsung India is making to increase the appeal of the older S8 and S8 Plus phones after the launch of the newer S9 and S9 Plus.
Samsung India cut prices for the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus earlier this month, presumably because they cost nearly as much as the S9 and S9 Plus. Anyone with around 57,900 INR ($891) to spend would probably prefer the newer, better-specced model.
The burgundy red version was already available in South Korea, where it was first launched just months before Lunar New Year. The color still isn’t available elsewhere. The S8 in burgundy has the same specs and design as the original S8.
The Galaxy S8 will come to India on April 13th at the cost of 49,990 INR ($769.85). Major retail stores will also offer cash back values of around 10,000 INR ($154) for even further discounts.