Samsung to launch Black Onyx Galaxy Note 7 in South Korea, possibly other markets


Riding on the hype surrounding the black iPhone models and seeking some help with damage control after the Galaxy Note 7's exploding battery fiasco, Samsung is gearing up to release a Black Onyx version of the phablet in its home country of South Korea. This will happen in early October, a little before the Apple iPhone 7 is released in the country.

When the Galaxy Note 7 launched in August, it was available in Blue Coral, Gold Platinum, and Silver Titanium models. The Black Onyx version might have been put on hold as a direct competitor to Apple's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Samsung is obviously playing out a strategy to recover its lost market positions and improve its brand image after suffering financial and public opinion damages due to the Note 7's recall, transport institutions banning the handset in planes and busses, and media reports of several fiery accidents.

If you are lusting after a black Note 7, you might eventually luck out, for Samsung is supposedly considering the possibility ot launching the Black Onyx variant in other markets. According to our own poll, as many as 43% of those who responded thought the black Note 7 looked the best of the bunch.

Resuming global sales of the phablet by September 28, Samsung reportedly won't do marketing related to re-establishing the Note 7 as safe and sound. Rather, it will continue playing out the handset's many values, such as its sleek design, hardware power, the S-Pen functionality, and water resistance. It's highly unlikely that the product will receive a reduction in price.

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14 Comments

1. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

The S7 looks great in black. The Note 5, not so much (that unattractive blue hue).

7. Panino

Posts: 62; Member since: Aug 13, 2015

Note 5 Black Saphire Looks Great Bro! Actually Note 5 looks better than Note 7.

9. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

True, 2015 black sapphire is actually more beautiful than 2016 black onyx. Black onyx looks a bit bland.

2. Obádárà

Posts: 218; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

...THIS ARTICLE IS SO BIAS! ITS AS IF THE WRITER IS MAKING JUDGEMENTS AND CLAIMING TO BE AN AUTHORITY. PLEASE, BE OBJECTIVE, AND WRITE TO TELL THE TRUTH AND NOT LIKE A MARKETER...

5. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

U Mad Bro?

3. Obádárà

Posts: 218; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

...THIS ARTICLE IS SO BIAS! ITS AS IF THE WRITER IS MAKING JUDGEMENTS AND CLAIMING TO BE AN AUTHORITY. PLEASE, BE OBJECTIVE, AND WRITE TO TELL THE TRUTH AND NOT LIKE A MARKETER...

4. Dante216

Posts: 32; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

T-Mobile has had a black onyx Note 7 since launch...............

6. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

right because T-Mobile is a South Korean Carrier....

8. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

looks better than home-made charcoal black note7

10. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

I guess Black is the new black

11. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

always chasing apple with no SUCCESS! apple releases jet black--samsung copies and releases onyx black. when will they learn that they will NEVER BEAT APPLE! ssheep will have a totally different story followed by techie's long drawn out post

14. steodoreben

Posts: 379; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

You and Luis D. were idiot. Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0a6Y9JvPqo which was published on August 2, 2016. Note7 Black Onyx was there since day 1. It is Apple who copied Samsung's jet black Note3, Galaxy Gear (2013) and laptops (2014).http://www.samsung.com/ph/galaxynote3-gear/color.html I hope Samsung will release Vantablack version of their flagship phones. It is the blackest substance known like a black hole.

12. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

What the hell is this author smoking? The same "onyx" black has been available since release for the Note 7. I have the black Note 7. It's VERY black - no way to make it any more "onyx" than it already is. Nice article guys! (eye roll)

13. RELAXyougeeks

Posts: 24; Member since: Apr 07, 2015

This article is 100% false. The Note has been available in black since day 1. The writer is stupid and uninformed. Like most of you hacks.

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