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Samsung to Release Glossy Black Galaxy S7 To Compete Against iPhone 7's Hit Variants

( [email protected] ) Nov 23, 2016 10:26 AM EST
Samsung's Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have taken the reigns after the whole Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. The Korean-based tech company has something up its leave before this year ends. Samsung plans to release a new glossy black Galaxy S7 in early December. The decision of adding a new hue may have been motivated by Apple's hit iPhone 7 shiny Jet Black and the Matte Black variants.
Samsung is said to be releasing a glossy black version of Galaxy S7 according to some industry sources. The new color option seems to be a take on Apple's hit Jet Black and Matte Black iPhone 7. Kārlis Dambrāns via Flickr

Samsung's Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have taken the reigns after the whole Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. The Korean-based tech company has something up its leave before this year ends. Samsung plans to release a new glossy black Galaxy S7 in early December. The decision of adding a new hue may have been motivated by Apple's hit iPhone 7 shiny Jet Black and the Matte Black variants.

The Investor reports that industry sources have further revealed that the new glossy black version will join the Onyx Black as options for buyers. Apparently, this strategy will set Samsung's flagship device directly against Apple's iPhone 7. Though this action will certainly have Samsung get the color inspiration from Apple, it might actually work.

The Galaxy S7 is a few months older than the iPhone7. Samsung's initial plan would have been to put the Galaxy Note 7 head to head against the iPhone 7. But the doomed fate of the Note 7 put back the spotlight to the Galaxy S7. In fact, Samsung just released the phone's Coral Blue version on Nov. 11.

According to The Investor, the Coral version of Galaxy S7 has been "selling an average of almost 15,000 units every day". That's compared to the iPhone 7's declining daily unit sales to around "10,000 units in recent weeks". It should be noted that the disastrous Galaxy Note 7 offered the same Coral Blue color option.

This is not the first time that Samsung has been inspired by Apple to add a new color option to its smartphones. According to Tech Times, both the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge have sported the Pink Gold color option. It's the tech company's own take to the Rose Gold iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S Plus.

Aside from trying to boast their Galaxy S7 sales, Samsung is also working on Google's Android 7.0 Nougat. The beta version is currently being tested, according to Android Central. This is set to hit your Samsung Galaxy S7 devices. You will expect a "significantly updated UI". Another major change is a not entirely new but enhanced feature, the "condensed mode".

You basically have more control with the display setting of your phone. Users can now choose between the following screen resolution: HD (720p), Full HD (1080p) and Quad HD (1440p). The default resolution is now Full HD instead of the previous Quad HD. The Note 7 also had the similar function where the user can reduce the resolution. However, it was more like a "battery-saving" measure.

It's a part of a healthy competition. The fact that Apple tapped Samsung to be its primary supplier for OLED screens proves that. Apple will soon make an iPhone integrated with the new display technology where Samsung is a major player. It will be all fair and square.

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