Samsung is believed to be working on a new glossy black color option for the Galaxy S7 edge, which could improve the company's mobile phone sales during the holiday season.
Samsung launched the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 edge in February this year, and the handsets hit the shelves in March. Depending on individual markets, the two phones are available in black, gold, white, pink gold, silver and blue hues.
It has not been long that rumors of the glossy black Galaxy S7 edge emerged, and now the new color option of the handset has been spotted in the wild.
According to a SamMobile report, the images of the rumored Galaxy S7 edge in glossy black was posted on Weibo by a Chinese Samsung official. The leaked images look very convincing, and it seems that Samsung will announce the new hue sooner than later.
Galaxy S7 edge Glossy Black Release Date Rumors
Samsung has not confirmed the new color for the Galaxy S7 edge, and it remains unknown if the new finish is prone to scratches or not. Reports suggest that the new color of the Galaxy S7 edge will make way to the shelves sometime in December to take best advantage of the holiday season.
Although the image of Galaxy S7 edge in glossy black color has leaked, it should not come as a surprise if Samsung also introduces the same hue for the Galaxy S7 also.
New Color, Same Galaxy S7 edge Specs
Apart from the color, Samsung is not expected to change any specs of the Galaxy S7 edge. If launched in the United States, the smartphone will still come running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and 4 GB of RAM. The handset is available in 32 GB and 64 GB models.
It is worth noting that Apple launched the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus in jet black color. The new iPhones are available in 32 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB internal storage capacities. However, the jet black color option is available only for the 128 GB and 256 GB models.
Samsung may follow suit and launch the new glossy black option only on the 64 GB variant of the Galaxy S7 edge.
Samsung has lost a lot of its potential sales due to the global recall of Galaxy Note 7, which was launched and released in August this year. The company will try to attract more customers this holiday season so that loss is minimized.
It remains to be seen if Samsung will introduce the new Galaxy S7 edge color internationally or if it will be region specific.