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Samsung has Huawei-inspired 'Gradation Covers' in the works for low and mid-end phones

Samsung has Huawei-inspired 'Gradation Covers' in the works for low and mid-end phones
That "twilight" Huawei P20 Pro is quite the looker, isn't it?

It’s practically impossible to be 100 percent original in today’s overcrowded smartphone landscape, but after years of being accused of various Apple-mimicking moves (including in court), Samsung is starting to find inspiration elsewhere.

A pioneering company back in the day, the world’s top mobile device vendor followed the dual camera trend rather than starting it, recently unveiling its first handset with triple rear-facing shooters roughly six months on the heels of the Huawei P20 Pro.

Up next are quad-camera and in-display fingerprint-scanning phones, as well as gradient color options for a few unreleased mid-rangers, and possibly even “Gradation Covers” to help the recently announced Galaxy A7 (2018), J6+, and J4+ stand out.

It’s needless to point out color gradients are nothing new, with Samsung set to pay Huawei its second “homage” this year alone, while those Gradation Covers may sound special, but are actually inspired by the same early 2018 flagship.

By no means official or officially confirmed yet, the new line of protective accessories is expected to add a splash of color to a number of otherwise unremarkable low and mid-end phones. Said color will change depending on the user’s viewing angle, and if current assumptions are correct, part of the silicone cases is transparent.

Basically, the intention is to seem like the phones themselves can shift their backplate hues, which is definitely an interesting concept... in need of a perfect execution. Otherwise, the whole setup might look out of place. Unfortunately, there are no depictions of these Gradation Covers yet to prove Samsung means business in budget-friendly smartphone segments.

source: GalaxyClub Netherlands (machine translated)

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