Early last week, Samsung confirmed the rumors we had been hearing about a delay for the Pebble Blue Galaxy S III, suggesting that quality control issues were behind the problem. Supposedly, the issues were widespread enough to force the manufacturer to recall all such blue GS3s that had already shipped out to retailers and distributors. We had just assumed that Samsung would tweak its manufacturing process and get right back to making the Pebble Blue GS3, although with everything properly matching this time. It now appears, though, that this setback has forced Samsung to go in another direction, and the blue GS3 that we’ll ultimately see arrive will be sporting a somewhat different shade of blue.
As you can see in the video below, this new GS3 color option looks almost more gray than blue. Supposedly, it will arrive as Metallic Blue this metallic-like version; by looking closely or catching the finish at just the right angle can you make out some of those blue tones.
Whether or not this change is an improvement over Pebble Blue is a matter of personal preference, though we’re just glad to see some evidence that Samsung is already starting to crank-out new GS3s in blue, whatever shade they may be, so that they can find their way to stores as quickly as possible.