We have to admit: We’re total suckers for special editions of our favorite smartphones. Case in point with the Batman-themed Galaxy S7 Edge we unboxed last year. Now, if we’re lucky, we may be seeing special editions of the freshly released Galaxy Note 8 sometime soon.
Our first hint came from GadgetMatch’s live interview with Chad Sotelo, Chief Marketing Officer of Samsung Electronics Philippines. You can watch the full video from our Facebook page here:
Sotelo mentions additional colors for the Galaxy Note 8 coming to the Philippines in the near future. As of now, the Philippines has access to midnight black and maple gold; no availability for deep sea blue or orchid gray has been disclosed yet.
Doesn’t sound so interesting at first — we already got a glimpse of the Star Pink option — but what he says next got us thinking:
“We might be bringing in a couple of surprises… other fads or other colors,” Sotelo said. “It depends on how excited we are over certain intellectual properties.”
The mention of intellectual properties is already a clear indicator of Samsung’s intent to bring in branding from popular franchises. When are we getting them? Sotelo simply says, “fingers crossed.”
If you recall, Samsung also had an Iron Man-themed Galaxy S6 Edge back in 2015, so having another superhero-powered smartphone this year would make sense. The Galaxy S8 hasn’t received the honor yet, so it could very well happen to the Galaxy Note 8.
While we wait for more hints or an official announcement from Samsung, let’s play around with the idea (or subtly suggest what we want them to create).
Are there any particular branded designs you’d love to see on a Galaxy Note 8? Let us know in the comments. For all we know, Samsung could be listening!