For those who fancy a Samsung Galaxy S4 in their favorite colors, a steep price is what they’ll have to pay for a custom painted version from ColorWare. Unlike the previous Samsung flagship smartphone which arrived in a plethora of shades, the current one is only available in 2 choices for now, namely white frost and black mist.
After tricking out the BlackBerry Q10 recently and even giving the iPhone 5 a makeover in October last year, the Minnesota based company has now set its eyes on the Samsung Galaxy S4. According to them, buyers will be able to dress the handset to their liking by selecting from choices of 46 paints. And for an added alluring touch, the hues come in solid, metallic, matte and gloss finishes. The smartphone basically has 3 components which can be customized with different colors. They comprise of the rear panel, the sides and lastly, the home button on the front.
Where the procedure is concerned, once customers select the colors and place an order, the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be sent through various stages. Starting with disassembly of the necessary parts, the company will then clean each component as well as mask them. The next stage is where the painting process is initiated, after which, the device is sent in for inspection. In the final steps, the handset is buffed and after it’s reassembled as well as examined for one last time, the company ships it in the original packaging.
Currently, the international Samsung Galaxy S4 GSM unlocked black variant is being customized. This handset comes with a 1.9GHz quad core processor, the Snapdragon 600, and it features 2GB of RAM. Visuals are delivered through a 5-inch 1080p full HD Super AMOLED touchscreen with the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean platform onboard. There’s a 2MP webcam on the front and a 13MP FHD camera on the rear.
Those interested in owning a custom painted Galaxy S4 can head over to the ColorWare website and design one. The smartphone is available for order at $1,000 and it is scheduled to ship 14 days after purchase.
Highlighted specifications of the device:
– Android 4.2.2 platform
– 5-inch 1080p FHD Super AMOLED screen; 441ppi
– Quad core 1.9GHz Snapdragon SOC
– Internal memory not specified, 64GB expandable
– Dual Shot, Sound & Shot, 360 Photo, HDR, Panorama, Group Play, Air View, Smart Scroll, Smart Pause, Air Gesture and more
– Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 LE
– 2600mAh battery