Rumor: Samsung To Launch ‘Jet Black’ Galaxy S7 Because Apple

After Apple’s Jet Black iPhone 7 got huge popularity, Samsung is rumored to be doing same for Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, by offering its flagship 2016 smartphones in a shiny/glossy black color of its own, according to a new report.

Following the recent announcement and launch of the Coral Blue Galaxy S7, Samsung is believed to be working towards having a shiny black variant ready for launch some time within the coming weeks.


The new Coral Blue version, whilst looking absolutely luscious, conjures memories of the now defunct Galaxy Note 7, which was the first to have such a color in its lineup.

Samsung’s decision to bring the same color to the Galaxy S7 handsets shows a keenness to make sure the correct color options are available to those customers who want something a little different. Offering those same customers, or potential customers, a shiny black phone akin to Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus would make plenty of sense indeed, even if it means the company has to face accusations of copying Apple yet again.

Samsung already has Onyx Black color offering for Galaxy S7 since launch, and while it’s shinier than Apple’s matte black offering, it’s still a no match for Jet Black iPhone 7. The company understandably wants something more brighter than Onyx Black to attract more customers in light of slowing sales after Note 7 debacle, hence the rumored glossy/shiny Apple’s Jet Black-like offering for Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge range.


Samsung is pinning all its hopes on the already popular Galaxy S7 given the removal of the Galaxy Note 7 from the company’s portfolio. The Galaxy S8 is not expected for a few months at least, and with rumors of its delay abound, Samsung will seek to give the current Galaxy S7 the legs it needs if it is to compete with the iPhone 7 long term.

(Source: The Investor)

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