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2015’s best Android phone gets an ‘Iron Man Edition’

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:59PM EST
Galaxy S6 and S6 edge: Iron Man
Image: Zach Epstein, BGR

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The rumors were apparently right, Avengers fans: Samsung is indeed considering launching Avengers-based versions of its best smartphones yet, the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge.

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Samsung on Monday confirmed Iron Man versions of both Galaxy S6 models will be launched as soon as next month, The Korea Times reports.

“The color of the new Iron Man phones will be red. We will decide on other details soon after discussions with Marvel Studio. It will be released either at the end of May or early June,” Samsung’s head of marketing for the mobile division Lee Young-hee said.

An earlier report said soon after the phones were launched in early March that Samsung might indeed consider releasing such special version based on Avengers characters, suggesting that multiple special versions of the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge might be launched.

Samsung’s decision isn’t surprising at all considering the company and Marvel inked a global marketing partnership last year. Before that, Samsung’s special trailer versions for Avengers: Age of Ultron revealed the movie will contain plenty of Samsung products, with special emphasis on mobile devices.

It’s not clear in what markets the special Iron Man Galaxy S6 models will launch in initially, but the Galaxy S6 family is selling well according to the company. Samsung’s JK Shin said the phones are “cruising smoothly” when it comes to sales, revealing the company is dealing with supply shortages.

An image showing what a Galaxy S6 Iron Man version likely looks like follows below.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.