Last week, Samsung announced that its Sunrise Gold variant of this year’s flagship Galaxy S9 phones would come to the US. The colorway has already been available in select markets, but hits stores in the US as of today!
Sales of the Galaxy S9 duo aren’t looking so hot, but Samsung has some ideas in mind. There are new 128GB and 256GB storage variants available already, and from June 24, Samsung will offer a new color variant of each the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ in the US. On this day, Sunrise Gold will join Midnight Black, Lilac Purple, Coral Blue, and Titanium Gray.
Amazon is selling Samsung’s newest flagship model at a discount price. While time and supply lasts, buyers of the larger Galaxy S9+ will save $100 on their purchase. The deal is exclusive to Amazon and running now.
Only two weeks ago, we informed you of new AR Emoji for Samsung’s latest flagship devices. Recently, the South Korean giant has introduced an additional eighteen AR Emoji available for Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. This doubles the current total to 36 AR Emoji that users can now play around with and share with their friends.
With the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ earlier this year, Samsung introduced AR Emoji. We were a fan when we first saw the feature debut despite it being a copycat of Apple’s animated emoji, but owners of the device have found these to be silly and kind of useless. To spice up the experience, Samsung has partnered with Disney to launch AR Emoji based on an upcoming movie.
Samsung Galaxy S9 sales are not too hot, as per sources. The flagships from the South Korean giant were off to a promising start back in March when globally released, but The Investor reports Samsung selling a record low number of units for a Galaxy S flagship in Korea.
Samsung has been busy of late prepping new Galaxy S9 variants, perhaps to help combat sluggish initial sales. We first heard of the possibility last week when two new Galaxy S9 models appeared on the Verizon Open Development site. This is usually an early sign, but strangely, Samsung has announced the phones with no mention of Verizon.
Verizon thinks storage might be what’s keeping away potential Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 buyers from the checkout line. To give consumers extra options, the carrier will soon carry beefy 128GB and 256GB variants of Samsung’s newest Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+.