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Samsung is said to copy Apple, again, by adding a new “glossy” color option to the Galaxy S7 lineup next month that sounds a lot like the iPhone 7’s Jet Black finish. According to The Korea Herald newspaper yesterday, Samsung is readying to release its own Jet Black Galaxy S7 in December to make up for lost sales stemming from Note 7’s discontinuation.

The Korean firm reportedly saw success in recently bringing the Note 7’s Coral Blue colorway to the Galaxy S7 lineup, joining the S7’s existing glossy Onyx Black color option.

Although Samsung’s Onyx Black is a lot glossier than Apple’s matte black iPhone 7 color option, it’s not as shiny as the iPhone 7 in Jet Black even though the S7 has glass on both front and back.

According to the article, the Coral Blue Galaxy S7 has been selling almost 15,000 units every day since it’s November 11 introduction on Samsung’s home turf while the iPhone 7 “has seen its daily unit sales fall to about 10,000 units in recent weeks.”

Given the Note 7 fiasco, Samsung is hoping that replicating Apple’s high-gloss appearance of Jet Black iPhones will help revert the sales trend ahead of the all-important holiday shopping season.

On a related note, Samsung said today there has been no confirmed cases of faulty batteries with the Galaxy S7 following media reports that some of the devices caught fire while charging.

Samsung stands behind the quality and safety of the Galaxy S7 family. There have been no confirmed cases of internal battery failures with these devices among the more than 10 million devices being used by consumers in the United States.

However, we have confirmed a number of instances caused by severe external damage. Until Samsung is able to obtain and examine any device, it is impossible to determine the true cause of any incident.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has received a total of five cases of battery fires or failures involving the Galaxy S7, S7 Edge or S7 Active so far this year.

Meanwhile, the state-run Korea Testing Laboratory (KTL) has launched a reinvestigation into the Note 7 misadventure and plans to announce the final result after closely looking into the exploded devices, including the replacement devices.

The reinvestigation came after local news report revealed that the laboratory had neglected the exploded devices instead of collecting them. KTL will now take a closer look at the affected devices which were conveniently left at Samsung.

Photo: Galaxy S7 in Onyx Black

Source: The Korea Herald

  • ravinigga

    Samsung s7 now in galaxy black or galaxy aqua/jet black

  • Diego Milano

    Uh oh. 😛

  • askep3

    Copying features was bad enough, this is a new level of pathetic.

    • Linked Devices

      Pretty sad when you think Apple is paying this much to have people pretend that they invented black now. The 3DS came out with a special edition all black unit last year. Maybe they all copied Nintendo. In all actuality the note 7 had the same all black color option and was released a while before the iPhone 7 was.

      • askep3

        Only said what I said because Samsung has a great reputation of imitating features from Apple, not saying that they don’t make their own, or that Apple doesn’t copy. All I’m saying is that right after apple came out with a jet black phone samsung is doing the same

    • rockdude094

      You cannot call it ‘copying’ when it come to basic features which is mostly what the iPhone is at this point

      • askep3

        I didn’t know a color was a feature, and basic features are what makes up these devices

      • rockdude094

        wasn’t talking about the colour

  • ravimohan_kumaran

    This is fake propaganda. They are trying really hard to bring the Samsung down (Apple PR guys). Loser detected. The idiots thinking Apple invented colors.

    The news that’s going on is a rumor. Is The Investor a reliable news site? No. The Investor is a fake news site. Look that fake news.

    Galaxy S7 with pressure-sensing display (3D Touch), USB-C, iris scanner and more.
    Samsung Galaxy S8 may have a pressure sensitive display
    Samsung likely to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7 next year.
    Now, Samsung to unveil the glossy black version of Galaxy S7 next month.

    100% false rumor. After Galaxy S7, it is time for Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Edge (Feb-2017). This is not true.

    The exaggeration in this post. This article seems to lack research.

    Who copied? Read this first

    Galaxy Note 3 – (Announced- 2013, September)
    Colors – Black, White, Pink, Merlot Red, Rose Gold Black, Rose Gold White

    Galaxy Note 2 – (Announced-2012, August)
    Titanium Gray, Marble White, Amber Brown, Ruby Wine, Pink, Blue

    Galaxy Note – (Announced- 2011, September)
    Colors – Black, White, Pink

    Samsung has been releasing Gold (Or Rose Gold), Pink, Gray phones way before Apple. And the Apple copycat from Samsung (Apple copied colors variant).

    Earlier generations of the iPhone were only available in two colors, white and black (iPhone-iPhone 5), but the trend changed when Apple launched a gold iPhone 5s variant, alongside space gray, Rose gold, and silver colored models. The iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s and 6s Plus are available in similar colors.

    Samsung has been releasing “Black sapphire” (S6) and “Black Onyx” (S7) way before Apple. Apple announced the iPhone 7 Plus and they are called “Jet Black” (New Name). Four years ago, they were called iPhone 5 “Black”. And four years later, they are called “Jet Black”. Apple has been stealing other companies ideas for years. Here is proof that.

    Apple name is a copycat name. Apple copied everything; from their ‘Apple’ name, their ‘Apple fruit’ logo, the name ‘iPhone’, the name ‘iPad’, the name ‘iOS’, etc. Apple has been stealing other companies ideas for years Steve Jobs was the best at using other people’s ideas. Apple is always copying from every brand.

    Steve Jobs said: “Picasso had a saying — ‘good artists copy; great artists steal’ — and we have always been shameless about stealing great ideas.” Confirmed, Apple is a shameless copy company.

    Apple has never been shy about copying Samsung. “The iPhone 8 Plus could feature a 5.8-inch curved, edge-to-edge display” What do you think about that? I agree Apple invented black they should sue Hehehe…

    • burge

      If Samsung didn’t make the device in this colourway and only decided to do it because they saw the huge popularity of the jet black iPhone then you could actually say that samsung have copied Apple on this colourway.

      And who said Apple invented black.

    • lemonhead

      The thing I never understood about you people arguing over which company is better or who copies who is the fact that copying itself implies progress. Something is in fact a good idea and should be pushed forward.
      Now if it’s a technology or color doesn’t matter because options are always good as it means a drop of price.

      You all seem like you want to live in a world where there is a monopoly and no free market…

      strange if you ask me!

      • askep3

        The competition is always good, and I don’t care that Samsung is copying the jet black color, I’m just pointing out that this is a new level where instead of features they are copying colors.

        Also when I say copy I don’t mean the color itself, I’m talking about how right after apple came put with the jet black Samsung is doing so.

  • Rowan09

    Makes sense because the Jet Black is very popular.

  • MMA Rules

    That’s weird

  • I think that need to be Apple is called love. Lol

  • I don’t care what new color Samsung want to make an S7. I just want them to finally get Nougat on them!

    • askep3