Apple is known to set new trend where it is least expected. This year's iPhone 7 series came with a new colour options and removed the 3.5mm headphone jack. The Jet Black iPhone 7 won many hearts and it looks like the company's chief rival Samsung is taking a page out of Apple's book.
After the tragic loss of the Galaxy Note 7 this year, Samsung is building hype for its nine-month-old Galaxy S7 to compete against the latest flagships, including the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The company introduced a Coral Blue variant earlier this month and it worked well in Samsung's favour. Now, another colour option is in the offing.
According to industry sources, the world's largest smartphone company is planning to launch a new glossy black version of the Galaxy S7 in December. The move is clearly to win over customers who have been eyeing the iPhone 7 Jet Black and Matte Black variants, The Investor reported.
According to the report, the Coral Blue Galaxy S7 has been selling almost 15,000 units every day, putting behind the iPhone 7's daily sales to about 10,000. With the introduction of a new black variant, Samsung will only boost demand for its Galaxy S7 series.
There is no word on whether the black colour Galaxy S7 will arrive in all of its markets, but it is highly likely to hit its home turf and the United States, considering the Coral Blue version was made available on all four major U.S. carriers last week.
Except the change in colour, Samsung Galaxy S7 will remain exactly the same. The company already offers the Onyx Black with a matte finish, but the new glossy finish will add a new flavor to the existing colour options.
In terms of specs, the Galaxy S7 sports a 5.5-inch QHD display, a dual-pixel 12MP camera, a 5MP front snapper and a 3D glass and metal fuse body. Under the hood, it will be powered by either Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 or Exynos 8890 chipset, paired with 4GB RAM and 3,600mAh battery with wireless and fast charging support. The handset features fingerprint sensor integrated within the home button of the device, 32GB and 64GB storage options with microSD card support, 4G LTE and IP68 water-proof certifications.
There is no confirmation from the company's end on the new colour option, but we can wait to find out the real deal early next month.