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Samsung may take on the Jet Black iPhone 7 with a 'glossy black' Galaxy S7 in December

Samsung may take on the Jet Black iPhone 7 with a 'glossy black' Galaxy S7 in December
Huh, that original Onyx Black version of the Galaxy S7 is considered too matte for Samsung, so they may be planning a glossier black version of the handset? Color us surprised, as the Onyx Black still looks pretty shiny thanks to that multilayer nanocoating that sparkles under every ray of light falling on the phone, but apparently it's not sufficiently shiny.
 
Korean media is abuzz with speculation that, just like it outed a Blue Coral version of the S7 edge, Samsung will be releasing a Glossy Black Galaxy S7 pretty soon, perhaps even in early December, tip "industry sources." It's not clear yet if the shinier dark version will land only on the home turf, or if Samsung also plans to bring it abroad. 

Apple has both Black and Jet Black versions of the iPhone 7, and the Jet-y one is proving very popular with users. Perhaps this explains Samsung's strengthened interest in glossy finishes.

source: The Investor

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posted on 21 Nov 2016, 08:52 24

1. maherk (Posts: 4808; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Wasn't the Batman S7 edition was made of glossy black only?
Plus Samsung off this color on all of their A series phones.
But as always, let's just make it sound as if everyone copies Apple.

posted on 21 Nov 2016, 09:03 2

3. maherk (Posts: 4808; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


editon made*
Samsung used**

posted on 21 Nov 2016, 08:56 10

2. bossman (Posts: 238; Member since: 27 Jan 2016)


Wouldn't it be replacing the black on the note 7 because the s7 and note 7 black's look different.

posted on 21 Nov 2016, 09:20 1

6. Bankz (Posts: 1932; Member since: 08 Apr 2016)


No! They're thesame except that the Note 7 has black aluminium trim around the glass body, which to me is the dopest sammy phone of all time.

posted on 21 Nov 2016, 09:45 7

14. Landon (Posts: 707; Member since: 07 May 2015)


Exactly. They should make the entire S7 and S7 Edge black like they did with the Note 7, frame and all.

posted on 21 Nov 2016, 09:17

4. aegislash (Posts: 1018; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)


What Samsung needs to do is find a way to make anti- fingerprint glass.

I love the S6/S7 design language more than anything...but I hate having to wipe my phone down dozens of times a day and/or use a case to avoid an unsightly mess of buildup.

posted on 21 Nov 2016, 16:31

26. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 14041; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Why should Samsung make anti-fingerprint glass, when no one really has such.

You can't prevent fingers from making prints on glass, unless you want no fingers.

posted on 22 Nov 2016, 17:11

28. aegislash (Posts: 1018; Member since: 27 Jan 2015)


My old Sony Z Ultra was glass on both sides and never once did I have to wipe it due to fingerprint grease buildup. Clearly there are ways of doing it.

posted on 21 Nov 2016, 09:18 1

5. Bankz (Posts: 1932; Member since: 08 Apr 2016)


Jet black iphones >>>>> every other color on planet. The iphone 7 jet black is the most beautiful piece of smartphone tech I ever saw tbh

Again, with the iphones jet black, it gives you the beauty effects of glass and the durability of metal, making the whole phone seem like one seemless sheet of glass which is a win win..

The only thing apple needs to work on are the scratches hoping that the iphone 8 uses jet black instead of glass tbh

posted on 21 Nov 2016, 09:22 4

7. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1599; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


Might be gorgeous for few seconds after you buy it, but it scratches just by looking at it, It scratches even inside of a case, yes I have seen people with cases where a soft rubber actually scratched it. Its the worst colour option to get if you want an iPhone. Cause jet black scratched looks awful as every tiny scratch is pronounced cause of its glossiness

posted on 21 Nov 2016, 09:30 2

8. maherk (Posts: 4808; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


What durability? Have you seen any naked Jet Black iPhone 7 or even a store demo unit?
That thing collects scratches and fingerprints like no other.

posted on 21 Nov 2016, 09:39 1

12. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1599; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


Dust particles scratch it, im not joking, I have even seen it on a video. Apple made a gorgeous colour thats as scratchable as it can be. Which is a total failure. Also to my eyes the black version is much better and sleeker.

posted on 21 Nov 2016, 10:20 1

21. maherk (Posts: 4808; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Same here, I saw all colors at a local store a month ago, and the matt black looked the best to me.

posted on 21 Nov 2016, 09:40 3

13. Landon (Posts: 707; Member since: 07 May 2015)


It might be beautiful for a few minutes. After that, not so much...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Hya-sd4sWY

posted on 21 Nov 2016, 10:03 4

17. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4278; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


You know what's beautiful? The Ceramic on Mi Mix. It's even "glossier" than jet black iPhone and you know what? It doesn't scratch!

posted on 21 Nov 2016, 09:32 4

9. bubbadoes (Posts: 1225; Member since: 03 May 2012)


shamesung...come out with your own stuff...always following but never leading!!
fix the Note7 instead of releasing new colors of models. coral blue, glossy black since the sinking of the Note 7

posted on 21 Nov 2016, 09:37 3

10. Landon (Posts: 707; Member since: 07 May 2015)


Considering you can permanently scratch the iPhone 7 Jet Black with pocket change, I don't see why it's so popular.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Hya-sd4sWY

posted on 21 Nov 2016, 09:37

11. Plasticsh1t (Posts: 2036; Member since: 01 Sep 2014)


Let the Samsung xerox begin.

posted on 21 Nov 2016, 09:48 4

15. darkkjedii (Posts: 24329; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


It'll look great, but will it be a scratch magnet like the jet black iPhone is. Note 8 news please Samsung.

posted on 21 Nov 2016, 09:52 1

16. kiko007 (Posts: 5188; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


Wait..... stop. Samsung is releasing ANOTHER color of a nine month old phone? Aren't they the company always taking shots at "that fruit company" for being all form no substance? My have the tables turned in the last few weeks......

Having said that, the S7 is already pretty gorgeous! I'd pick one up if I could stomach their software....

posted on 21 Nov 2016, 10:05 8

18. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4278; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I believe you can stomach anything if Apple is already in your stomach. Lol.

posted on 21 Nov 2016, 10:06 6

19. maherk (Posts: 4808; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


What are you going on about?
Samsung have always released new colors to their existing and on sale models, this isn't new to them.
And can you please show me ONE source to your claim where Samsung criticized Apple for doing the same?

posted on 21 Nov 2016, 10:17 2

20. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1599; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


Apparently if coolNewBroYoOMG.com posts something its true so I guess he is right. Facebook is the reason we cant have nice things. Its overpopulated by fake new from fake sites that clueless people like him share all the time, making normal fact checking news sites buried under pile of s**t.

posted on 21 Nov 2016, 10:25 1

22. kiko007 (Posts: 5188; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


Every Samsung keynote the last four years......and yes, I watch those as well :). Why? Because despite my apprehension towards their software, their hardware is outstanding.

posted on 21 Nov 2016, 10:45 5

23. maherk (Posts: 4808; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


In every keynote in the past 4 years they have criticized Apple for releasing new colors of their existing models?
Again, a souce would be appreciated.

posted on 21 Nov 2016, 12:41 2

24. Foxgabanna (Posts: 230; Member since: 11 Sep 2016)


Nothing but a bunch of copy cats. Sounds like the real innovator here is Apple, LG, and Sony.

posted on 21 Nov 2016, 16:21 5

25. sissy246 (Posts: 3873; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


What are you talking about. Samsung has had black phones for a long time..
Every phone maker has had or does have black phones, So no apple did not invent black.

posted on 21 Nov 2016, 17:22

27. jeroome86 (Posts: 2013; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Actually a tech expert said Samsung invented black on mobile devices.

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