Samsung has just announced it will offer a new color in its Galaxy S7 edge lineup. The Blue Coral color option that was exclusive to the now-recalled Galaxy Note 7 is now available on the curved display of the Galaxy S7 edge.
When Apple officially announced the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in September, the company removed its Space Gray color option and added two new hues to its flagship iPhones: Jet Black, which features a glossy black aluminum case; and Black, which is a more toned-down matte black hue that doesn't attract fingerprints and scratches like Jet Black.
New Colors Sell New Phones
As expected, the two new color options Apple introduced that are exclusive to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus immediately sold out when Apple opened up preorders on its online store. New color iPhones are usually the most popular choice with iPhone fans, since it allows them to proclaim to the world that they have latest and greatest iPhone without having to shout it out.
Samsung experienced the same issue when it released the Galaxy Note 7 in August and offered the phablet in an exclusive Blue Coral color option. The color was so popular that it caused a delay in national retail availability, with many customers having to wait three weeks or more to get the blue Note 7.
Galaxy Note 7 Blue Coral Coming To Galaxy S7 Edge
Since Samsung is no longer selling the Galaxy Note 7, it has decided to bring a feature that made the now-recalled phablet a popular choice. Samsung has officially announced that it is now offering the Blue Coral Samsung Galaxy S7 edge.
As you can see in the image above, the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge uses the same Blue Coral color that was very popular with Note 7 buyers. It features a light blue front and rear and a rose gold trim around its sides.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge packs in a 5.5-inch 2,560 x 1,440 Quad HD dual-edge curve display, which has a pixel density of 534 pixels per inch and features a waterproof and dust-resistant design. The handset includes a 12-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, OIS (optical image stabilization), ability to capture 4K video and 5-megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calls.
While the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow, it has already been confirmed to receive an update to Android 7.0 Nougat in the future. It's powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, Adreno 530 GPU and a generous 4 GB of RAM.
Samsung offers the Galaxy S7 edge in two storage configurations: 32 GB and 64 GB. Users can also increase available space, thanks to the return of a microSD slot, which supports up to 256 GB microSD cards. In terms of battery life, Samsung has included a large 3,600 mAh battery that will provide up to 27 hours of talk time and features Quick Charge 2.0 support and wireless charging out of the box.
Samsung will release the Blue Coral Galaxy S7 edge in Taiwan and Singapore in November but reports claim Verizon will offer the handset in the near future.