After the market release of the Blue Coral version of Samsung Galaxy S7, the South Korean company is set to introduce another hue for its latest flagship smartphone. According to The Investor, citing unnamed industry sources, a glossy black variant of Samsung Galaxy S7 is possibly set for release as early as next month.
Samsung Galaxy S7, since its initial release early this year, has been available with the Onyx Black version, competing against the Matte Black iPhone 7. And to further heat up the smartphone market, the alleged December launch of the Galaxy S7 in glossy black is said to be Samsung’s take on Apple’s Jet Black version of its latest iPhone. There’s no news yet on whether the new color model of the Samsung Galaxy S7 will have a global release or will only be available in specific regions.
The introduction of new color variants for the Galaxy S7 to continuously spark interest from customers and boost the flagship sales, especially after the Note 7 battery debacle, seems to be working well for Samsung. The most recent addition that had a market release in certain territories is the Blue Coral Samsung Galaxy S7, which was first announced on November 1.
And according to The Investor’s post, this color strategy, alongside cash benefits, is increasing the market demand for the Galaxy S7 in its home country. Since its official release on November 11 in South Korea, almost 15,000 units of the Blue Coral version are getting sold every day. Meanwhile, comparing it to the iPhone 7’s performance, the report noted that the Apple handset’s recent daily unit sales have been dropping to an estimated 10,000 units.
Furthermore, a Reuters poll, cited by 9to5Google, showed that Samsung’s sales can still go well even after the Galaxy Note 7 issue. “In that poll, 27% of people who were aware of the Note 7 recall said they would first consider Samsung when buying a new device, while 25% of those who didn’t know about the recall said the same,” the report noted.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 Blue Coral model is currently available in select markets like South Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan. It also had a U.S. release recently. In fact, the four major carriers are all offering the Galaxy S7 in Blue Coral. According to GSM Arena, the new color variant is available on Verizon for $792 while Sprint and AT&T are offering it for $794.99. T-Mobile seems to have the cheapest price tag for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Blue Coral as it only costs $789.99.
If the recent complaints about Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge also bursting into flames – just like the Note 7 exploding controversies – are causing you to worry or stopping you to buy the flagship smartphone, the tech conglomerate, via a statement posted on Samsung Newsroom, assured everyone that the Galaxy S7 models are safe.
“Samsung stands behind the quality and safety of the Galaxy S7 family. There have been no confirmed cases of internal battery failures with these devices among the more than 10 million devices being used by consumers in the United States; however, we have confirmed a number of instances caused by severe external damage. Until Samsung is able to obtain and examine any device, it is impossible to determine the true cause of any incident.”
Samsung Galaxy S7, together with the curved edge screen variant called the Galaxy S7 Edge, was released back in March. Tech Radar, in its review, shared that the Galaxy S7’s “improved, waterproof design,” “superb camera” and its “fantastic screen and power” are its top selling points. Meanwhile, its price, fingerprint magnet and having only 32GB native storage are the downsides of the smartphone.
“Samsung has tweaked the winning design from the S6, righted the wrongs of its previous flagships, and made a phone you don’t want to put down,” the publication’s verdict for the phone read, adding that the “Galaxy S7 is iterative perfection.”
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