A new color variant of Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is all set for release. But as per latest confirmations, it seems like the 2016 Samsung flagship smartphone in Blue Coral color is coming only to select Asian countries.
A fresh report from tech site SoyaCincau revealed that the Blue Coral S7 Edge is already on sale in Malaysia. The new edition has been spotted at the Samsung Store as well as The Garden, one of the largest shopping malls in the country.
Aside from Malaysia, the release of Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge 4G+ in Blue Coral has only been confirmed in Taiwan and Singapore. The Taiwanese market will get the smartphone earlier, having a November 1 release in the country. A few days after, tech enthusiasts in Singapore will finally be able to get their hands on with the blue-painted handset. Samsung’s official Singapore website shared the following.
“The Galaxy S7 edge 4G+ in Blue Coral will be available from 5 November 2016 with a built-in memory of 32GB at a recommended retail price of at $1,098.”
There’s no news yet if the new version of the Galaxy S7 Edge will get a Western release. But despite reports of its limited release, there is still a bit of hope that customers in the U.S. will be able to get it. If the previous leaks are to be considered, the new color variant of the 2016 flagship may also be available in North America via Verizon Wireless.
An earlier post from 9to5Google cited a leaked image depicting a Blue Coral rear panel with a “Galaxy S7 Edge” inscription on the bottom part. And found in the upper area of the rear shell is the Verizon logo. These engravings could only indicate that Samsung is manufacturing Verizon units of the smartphone.
Previous rumors actually mentioned that the release of the Blue Coral Galaxy S7 Edge could happen in the U.S. first and other markets would follow. But obviously, the speculation did not pan out, making smartphone enthusiasts continue to wonder if the Blue Coral S7 Edge will hit the American shelves in the future. Well, only the official statement from Samsung, Verizon Wireless, or any other U.S. telecom company that will carry the smartphone could confirm that.
The new color edition will join other Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge colors currently out on the market namely Black Onyx, Gold Platinum, Silver Titanium, and Pink Gold. This variant “features a refined design coupled with powerful functionality while encased in a cool blue hue,” Samsung Singapore’s post further described the upcoming color variant.
Simply hearing the name of the color, one could easily guess that Samsung is most likely going for an oceanic feel for this variant of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. Its official marketing photos could also support that as they show a woman dressed like a mermaid while holding the smartphone.
Also, those who followed the official release of the now-discontinued Samsung Galaxy Note 7 should be well acquainted with this color variant already as Blue Coral is one of its debut colors. And it seems like it was a famous choice seeing that Samsung is now bringing it back for the Galaxy S7 Edge. Similar to what was seen on the Note 7, the new version carries “a light blue tone to the front and back of the phone with a rose gold trim around the sides,” a separate report from 9to5Google noted.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge‘s initial market release was held in March 2016, according to GSM Arena, arriving at launch with Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS. It is the curved edge screen version of the standard Galaxy S7 and it boasts specs such as a 5.5-inch screen with Super AMOLED display with a 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution and a 534 ppi pixel density.
Are you looking forward to a U.S. release of the Blue Coral Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge? The Inquisitr will keep you in the loop for more release news that will arise about the smartphone.
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