With all the success that Samsung has had with the Galaxy S III, it's easy to overlook a simple point: it isn't actually available in that most quintessentially classic colour that dominates the world of consumer electronics: black.
But that could be changing, and if white and pebble blue just aren't doing it for you, there could soon be a decidedly noir alternative to set things right.
The evidence that a black Samsung Galaxy S III is incoming (such as it is) is twofold: first off there's a pic that comes from Sammy's Olympics coverage showing a pic of what looks an awful lot like a black model.
We say “looks like”, as we struggle to identify the colour of the existing S3 variants sometimes when looking at pics taken from the front, thanks to the thin bezel and glossy paint job. But this really does appear to be full-on black. Unless it's a Photoshop job, of course.
What certainly isn't, though, is Android Police's surfacing of a Carphone Warehouse inventory listing for a Samsung Galaxy S3 Black along with the conventional blue and white options. This too isn't necessarily a smoking gun, as it could be a placeholder dating back to before the Galaxy S III was even announced.
Individually the two bits of evidence don't amount to all that much, and even together don't make a massively compelling argument.
If we are to see a black Samsung Galaxy S III appearing any time soon, though, IFA 2012 at the end of the month is the obvious time for it to happen – it would be nice to see an international release of the AT&T-exclusive garnet red version too while we're on the subject.