Default [Q] White 8.4 backing material?

I have only seen the black version on display at Best Buy, and was wondering if the white one uses a hard back (like the Note 3 does), or is it softer white material (like on the Note 3 black version) ?

Probably sounds strange, but I prefer the white color, yet I like the soft, grippy feel on the black Note 3 better...

I know that they both share the "faux leather" appearance and stitching.

Thanks for any input!