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Apr 12, 2001

Samsung plans to launch a glossy black version of its nine-month-old Galaxy S7 smartphone early next month, according to The Korea Herald.


The report claims the new color will help Samsung compete with the popular Jet Black and Matte Black variants of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The new color could also fuel additional Galaxy S7 sales to help fill the void left by the permanently discontinued Galaxy Note 7 following battery safety concerns.

If the report proves accurate, it would not be the first time Samsung has followed in the footsteps of Apple in terms of smartphone colors. Earlier this year, it released a "pink gold" version of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge after Apple launched the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus in Rose Gold last year.

Samsung's existing Black Onyx variant of the Galaxy S7 already has a somewhat glossy finish, so the new color would presumably be even slicker.

Article Link: Samsung Plans to Launch 'Jet Black' Version of Galaxy S7 in Early December
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Aug 13, 2012
In the spirit of "Open your hearts" I'm sure Apple welcome's the competition for the holiday gift giving period - 2 premium offerings going toe-to-toe.
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Dec 4, 2011
It won't be as hot as the Ultra Jet Black Note 7, they look to have developed more advanced manufacturing techniques than even Apple for to create the ultra-black effect on those ;)


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Oct 19, 2005
Samsung is such a funny animal

In one hand the Note 7 (before it went boom boom) had a lot more impressive tech than the iphone 7. But then it goes and copies the colour.

You can out shine Apple with your OLED, out do them on the IRIS scanner, have wireless charging, but yet feel the need to copy there colour? They really have no shame!


Jun 3, 2015
When samsung comes with the news, the commenters who defended apple would be naysayer. #equality
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