For a particular set of phone geeks, the problem with owning a popular flagship device is that plenty of other people will end up with the exact same thing. After all, it’s a proven fact — your phone isn’t cool if everyone else has one too.
That’s where carrier-exclusive color options come in, and both AT&T and Sprint have chosen today to spill the beans on their newest chromatically-tweaked handsets — AT&T’s red Galaxy S III and Sprint’s white EVO 4G LTE.
AT&T hasn’t had much to say about their new, exclusive red Galaxy S III since their original announcement, but now they’ve let loose with some new details. According to the carrier, the 16 GB version of the garnet red device will be available for pre-order starting on July 15 (read: this Sunday, alongside the pink Lumia 900) for the usual $199.
Sadly, there’s no word yet on whether or not AT&T plans to release a 32GB model like everyone else has done, but that’s nothing some cheapo microSD cards can’t fix.
Sprint’s announcement is a little more surprising, at least in that they didn’t go advertising its existence right from the get-go. Longtime readers may recall that I’m something of a sucker for white handsets, but it seems as though this new variant sports some redesigned trim to boot — instead of the red band and kickstand aligned horizontally along the Evo’s back, Sprint and HTC have opted for a more staid silver instead. Unlike AT&T’s chromatically-curated choice though, the white Evo 4G LTE will be available through all sales channels on July 15 — no pre-orders required.