Last Updated: July 23rd, 2013

Love 'em or hate 'em, you've got to admit that Samsung has made a habit out of offering its flagship devices in as many hues as they possibly can. Leakster extraordinaire EVleaks posted a press shot of a new Galaxy S4 last night, sporting an Autumn Brown color and Verizon branding. There's no indication of when it will show up on store shelves.

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The leak says the phone is brown, but that's only half true: the back of the phone looks like the same diamond-pattern black as the older Galaxy S4, while the "brushed" pattern on the front bezel and home button gets a chocolate-colored makeover. Assuming that this version is coming at all, it will be the third color of the Galaxy S4 available on Verizon, and the second Galaxy smartphone in a row to get the "brown" treatment. This brown-on black coloring seems to be a favorite of Samsung's lately - see the new Galaxy Tabs and the Galaxy Note 8.0 for similar options.

Compared to their rivals at AT&T, Verizon seems to be getting the short end of the chromatic stick. Ma Bell has black, white, and red Galaxy S4 models available (seriously, Verizon, how did you miss that?) not to mention the fetching Galaxy S4 Active in teal and grey. Big Red is looking decidedly unfabulous.

Source: @evleaks

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • epsiblivion

    let me guess, vzw htc one is gonna also be in brown...or purple or something. nice one vzw. I will definitely switch for your superb color palette!

  • Milton P.

    James May's ideal phone. =D Go for it Capitan Slow!

  • HerbieDerb

    Forget the colors, get a 64GB version!

  • Ray Sunghwa Woo

    I thought it was Verizon that likes brown.

    No other carriers really carry brown phones.

  • Brown Bomber

    This is what you call a bathroom phone!

  • Major_Pita

    Gotta say the brown outside looks a lot better than the brown calendar and S Notes apps inside. Really wish they would at least offer a grey theme on those...

    • Hans Pedersen

      You can download the Google Calendar, which is what I do. :)

  • Ark

    I like it. It looks classy.

    What, because shit is brown we don't get to use the color anymore? F that

  • Carlos

    Looks nice. :P

  • VoiceofSky

    Don't know why you would down play the Color Brown on a phone when clearly it looks Nice and attractive and gives even more diversity into the color range which is Typically consisted of the boring white and black and occasionally Red (though not all reds are the same) .. where is the (IMO) part in this article?..
    You guys think it's cool to hate on brown because our shit is the same color?..so lame
    Bird shit is white and we have white phones,why not hate on that?.. psshhh

    Anyways clearly a lot of people like this color ..Only thing i hate is how they come out LATER than the other colors after everyone has already purchased their colors.. ALL the colors need to come out when the phone is released for crying out loud .

  • http://www.techmansworld.com/ Michael Hazell

    Looks pretty good.

  • andrew__des_moines

    A design approach utilizing the brown note -- I predict explosive results. Seriously though, my wife ha a red one and loves it. I wonder what color the capacitive touch buttons will be.

  • porter86

    Even in brown it looks awful, especially compared to something like the iPhone - http://versus.com/en/samsung-galaxy-s4-32gb-vs-apple-iphone-5-32gb.