Glossy Black Samsung Galaxy S7 edge hitting South Korea on December 9

Glossy Black Samsung Galaxy S7 edge hitting South Korea on December 9
According to the folk at SamMobile, the new color variant of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge will be arriving sooner, rather than later. If their Weibo source is to be believed, the blacker variation of Samsung's flagship will be launching in South Korea on December 9 and will be called Pearl Black.

If we judge by the leaked photos of the glossy black Galaxy S7, the new handset won't be that different from the currently available Onyx Black. In fact, in our opinion, it looks a bit flat and uninspiring, due to the lack of any contrast. However, it will probably be a good response to Apple's Jet Black color for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

It's highly likely that the new Pearl Black Galaxy S7 will be in high demand, so Samsung will have to prove that it can handle its supply better than Apple, in order to gain an advantage. But we have our doubts that availability of a single color will sway too many buyers towards switching from iOS to Android.

And if you're in no mood for waiting, you could always look for some Jet and Glossy Black alternatives that look just as good.

Pearl Black renders (unknown source)
Pearl Black renders (unknown source)
Pearl Black renders (unknown source)

Pearl Black renders (unknown source)


Glossy Black Samsung Galaxy S7 edge hitting South Korea on December 9
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51 Comments

1. Rafishant

Posts: 393; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

Apple jump. Samsung, how high?!

6. tedkord

Posts: 17131; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The Note 7 hat this color. So, you had it backwards.

10. maherk

Posts: 6704; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

It doesn't stop at the Note 7 though, Samsung was making glossy black phones well before the 1st iPhone was even released.

12. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

And the Galaxy S4 Black Edition rings a bell !

50. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

15. AlikMalix unregistered

In that case, iPhone 2 (3G) was glossy black - but that was plastic, and iPhone 4 was in black (also glossy). All we're saying is the timing of samsungs "glossy black" is impeccable.

16. belovedson

Posts: 1060; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

Glossy black plastic is a bit different there bub

45. AlikMalix unregistered

So is glossy black glass, what's the point?

20. cmdacos

Posts: 3872; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Sure is impeccable. I guess the iPhone jet black timing was impeccable when the Note 7 was released as well.

49. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

2. patrioticwarrior

Posts: 134; Member since: Nov 09, 2016

Just one word amazing!!!

3. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3091; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

As always, monkey see monkey do.

7. tedkord

Posts: 17131; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That's true. Apple did copy the color from the Note 7.

11. tedkord

Posts: 17131; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Well, not entirely true. The scratches out of the box were all Apple's idea.

31. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

How are you enjoying your Note 7? Any issues?

51. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Mine works perfect!

14. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3091; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

"However, it will probably be a good response to Apple's Jet Black color for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus." From the article, in case you missed it.

21. cmdacos

Posts: 3872; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

You expect less from a website that praises Apple so they still get review units? It's widely known if you criticize you are cut out.

32. aegislash

Posts: 1446; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

So because PhoneArena thinks they got the idea from Apple, that totally must mean it's true, right?! Article fails to mention that Samsung has had Jet Black phones before. But I wouldn't expect any less, they need the clicks from people having petty fights because their atrocious ad system has forced us to use ad blockers.

35. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

^^ I second that, bruh.

38. sissy246

Posts: 7002; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Agree Love ad blocker

4. FlySheikh

Posts: 443; Member since: Oct 02, 2015

This looks good. But I'd rather wait for the S8 considering it's only a few months away.

5. kiko007

Posts: 7491; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

It's f**king gorgeous....name is stupid AF though :).

8. patrioticwarrior

Posts: 134; Member since: Nov 09, 2016

No isheep jet black sounds stupid AF :)

9. maherk

Posts: 6704; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Well they had to come up with a new name after Apple hijacked the Jet Black name from them :)

13. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Pretty sure Samsung will be able to handle the high demand of this Glossy Black edition of the Galaxy S7 edge. Just eager to see howmuch of a success would it be... Fingers crossed!

17. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

no one wants a year old and phone. in a new apple jet black color running on a two year old os. get it together shamesung

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

If Samsung is running a 2 year old OS, Than Apples is 5. Everyone knows where Apples best features come from. The 3 things that separate the iPad from the iPhone, split view, picture in picture, and slide over are blatant ripoffs of multi window, popup up video, and floating window. Ya know...TouchWiz. Another android OEM, hauwei I think, beat them to the punch with 3D Touch. Troll harder youngling. Remember...I've used iPhones since their inception. I know the good and the bad, and I know how much they've copied Samsung and Google.

29. aegislash

Posts: 1446; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Don't even bother trying to talk to this one, Darkk. His iPhone is stuck on vibrate so far up his ass that it's cutting off circulation to his vital organs, causing him to be completely unable to comprehend the fact that Apple has borrowed ideas from Android OEMs, much like how Android OEMs have also borrowed ideas from Apple. I don't understand how people can be so petty and have such hate for a f**king phone/OEM, of all things. There's billions of other things actually worth being upset about in this world.

36. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said. I 100% agree.

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