Gotcha! New Glossy Black version of the Galaxy S7 edge leaked in its full glory, looks stunning


A couple of days ago, we reported that Samsung is pegged to be working on a new 'glossy black' color variant for its Galaxy S7/S7 edge. To be honest the Onyx Black crop of Galaxies is already rather glossy but is it obviously not glossy enough for Samsung.

In case you've been wondering how much glossier these can become, then lucky you, a leaked trove of real-life pictures originating from Weibo gives us a pretty good sneak peek at the new color version will look like and compare it with the existing Onyx Black one. While it's not easy to discern if Samsung is using a new hue of black or not, it is quite easy to spot that the new device sports a stealthy and quite appealing matte black metal frame on its side. That's unlike the regular Onyx Black Galaxy S7/S7 edge, which has a grey-colored metal side frame.

We feel that Samsung could have applied this paint job to the Galaxy S7 frame from the very beginning, but didn't due to some reason or another.

This new color option is most definitely an answer to Apple's glossy Jet Black iPhone 7 goodness, which employs a shiny finish that's not at all resistant to fingerprints, smudges, or even scratches - even Apple recommends using a case with this one. We don't expect the blacker Galaxy S7 to be different in this regard, at least when it comes to fingerprint smudges.

This new color version of the Galaxy S7/S7 edge is expected hit the shelves sometime in December, just in time for your late Holidays' shopping.


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86 Comments

1. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3106; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

"We feel that Samsung should have applied this paint job to the Galaxy S7 from the very beggining" no they have to wait for Apple in order to make something.

6. ramdroid

Posts: 134; Member since: May 21, 2016

excuse me but, wasnt the note7 had exatly this paint job and it was available before the iphone 7 was even announced ????

60. AllFanboysMatter

Posts: 206; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

70. TechNeck

Posts: 651; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Just stop... Please...

71. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You wanna really go that rout? Because I am 10000% Samsung, as well as for other OEM's did release glossy black phones well before Apple released the same iPhone. Making it sound as if Apple has invented this color is beyond absurd, just like the whole rounded corners pathetic argument. Still, it will be absolutely ironic when the same guys mocking Samsung for "copying" the black color, will be fighting on the front lines to defend Apple for switching to a curved AMOLED panel in the iPhone 8.

73. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Released the first iPhone**

74. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

This time apple gave Redesigned Antenna line, Jet Black color and long awaited Waterproof feature. Just like that......

9. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Except that they have been using this color on their A Series for almost a year now.

12. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

It's like the whole pink color debate again, claiming Samsung copying Apple, when EVERY Galaxy S and Note released was offered at sometime in pink color. Apple fans want to give credit to their favourite company for every color out there, but when we talk about actual features and phablets for example, their defense is that borrowing isn't a bad idea after all.

68. Cicero

Posts: 1129; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Don't forget that rounded corners.

11. Tyrion_Lannister unregistered

It's the same color as the Note 7 black version, just with a black frame. Samsung didn't wait for Apple to release black color. This is just a way to increase sales after the note 7 disaster.

24. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

He's a confirmed idiot who doesn't even know basic math, don't waste your time on him.

33. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

12 imbeciles actually thumbs upped this asinine comment? SMH.

47. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I'm sure at least six of them were him voting himself up with other accounts.

66. Creep

Posts: 193; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

lol says the guy with multiple accounts.^

76. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

One account at PA. Ever, since I've never been banned.

80. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Don't mind him. We all know who gets an instant upvote the moment he comments, no matter how ridiculous his comment might sound, he will always get an instant upvotes.

43. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Maybe you should spend less time worrying about Samsung, and more working on what 100 minus 85 equals.

83. bolosantosi

Posts: 103; Member since: Sep 20, 2016

I would what you would say when apple releases an iPhone with an edge screen.... you are trying too hard

2. Prajjwal

Posts: 16; Member since: Aug 03, 2016

So basically, the note 7's onyx black with the matte black frame

50. Carlitos

Posts: 668; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Exactly that. But of course Iphonearena claims it's obviously a response to Apples glossy black option. But yea let's forget the Note 7 had this very same color way before the iPhone came out

3. sun0066

Posts: 270; Member since: Feb 12, 2011

Instead of being adding colors to galaxies why not add some internal memory nd not to keep that pathetic 32 gb , that is one of the reason people are force to upgrade because internal memory get full

4. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

In my opinion, the Onyx black S7/Edge looks pretty glossy already (and quite attractive unlike its bluish black S6 / Note 5 predecessor - should have done the 'glossy black'' last year with those). Also in my opinion, the silver S7 Edge variant is the most attractive, with the Onyx black being a close second.

28. patrioticwarrior

Posts: 134; Member since: Nov 09, 2016

I agree last year sapphire glass design had the nice glossy bluish effect when tilted towards light.

35. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

I got the silver S7E with a smoke black Tech21 case & people keep telling me it looks good. I had to swap my Note 7 cause it died on me 2 days before the 2nd recall.

5. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Looks pretty much the same to me..

7. monoke

Posts: 1161; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Lol at using the word "glossy" for the color description. Of course it's glossy, it's freaking glass. Like which color variant s7, xperia, mi 5, or any glass back phone isn't glossy?

8. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

copy cat samsung

13. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Actually a tech expert said Samsung invented black for mobile tech.

16. tnuc2014

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 12, 2014

Which expert was that, and when did they say it please? haha

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