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(Pocket-lint) - Samsung has announced two new colours for its Galaxy S9 and S9+ smartphones in the form of Sunshine Gold and Burgundy Red. They join the current lineup of Midnight Black, Titanium Grey, Coral Blue, and Lilac Purple colour options.

They look fantastic, but each one is only available in select markets for now. The Burgundy Red model, which Samsung says has a "restrained gloss for added density and a look that is contemporary and traditional," will go on sale in China and South Korea this month.

The Sunshine Gold version meanwhile, which promises "to create a feeling of both vibrancy and calm," will go on sale in June in the UK, Australia, Chile, Germany, Hong Kong, Korea, Mexico, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam. Samsung has said additional markets will get the new colours, but hasn't said which ones or when. 

The Sunshine Gold edition will be available exclusively through EE in the UK and can be pre-ordered from 22 June for release on 29 June. The Titanium Grey model, which has been available since launch but not in the UK, will come exclusive to Carphone Warehouse on the same dates. Both colours will be available as SIM-free models directly from Samsung from 24 August. 

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It's not the first time Samsung has reserved exclusive versions of its flagship for certain territories, as it announced earlier this year that 128 and 256GB versions of the S9 duo would be available in the US only. 

Writing by Max Langridge. Originally published on 16 May 2018.