The Samsung Galaxy S7 edge could soon be available in Blue Coral via Verizon, if the new leaked image is anything to go by.
For the uninitiated, the color proved to be one of the most popular options of the discontinued Galaxy Note 7. This move could be seen as the South Korean company's attempt to revitalize smartphone sales, aside from reportedly ramping up production of the Galaxy S7 to compensate losses that stem from the phablet's cancellation, which is estimated to be about $17 billion.
Now, the leaked image of the Galaxy S7 edge sporting a Blue Coral design comes from SamsungVN (translated), and based on that alone, it shows a rear shell with the aforementioned color option and the "Galaxy S7 edge" branding.
On an interesting note, it also dons the Verizon logo, sparking up the speculations that a Blue Coral Galaxy S7 edge is coming to the Big Red's shelves soon.
Looking closely at the shell at the top, there's no sign of a Verizon mark. That means there's more or less a chance that this potentially upcoming color option isn't exclusive to the U.S. carrier. However, according to the Vietnamese source, Verizon will launch the configuration first before it becomes available in other markets.
In other words, what could go down is that the Big Red will roll out Blue Coral Galaxy S7 edge units first, and other retailers and carriers could follow suit after a while in the foreseeable future.
Of course, nothing is set in stone just yet, and without an official word from Samsung, this leaked image should be taken with a grain of salt. It's also unclear whether this will go official or get scrapped — assuming it's true, that is.
At any rate, this seems to be a wise decision on the smartphone maker's part if it wants disappointed Galaxy Note 7 owners to switch up to the next best thing it has in store. Put differently, using the color option that made the phablet even more well-known aside from its specs and features — minus the explosions, of course — could help Samsung get fans to go through with an alternative in its line.
With all said and done, what do you think of a Blue Coral Galaxy S7 edge? Also, if it does become widely available, will you be nabbing one? Feel free to hit us up in the comments section below and let us know.