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First images of the ‘Glossy Black’ Galaxy S7 edge surface online

Two days ago we reported that Samsung’s preparing to launch a gorgeous ‘Glossy Black’ variant of the Galaxy S7 edge to rival the recently-launched Jet Black iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus — and now we’re getting our first proper look at the handset from all angles.

Expected to hit the shelves next month, the ‘Glossy Black’ hue is almost identical to the Black Onyx colorway that debuted on board the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge back in March. However, instead of having a matte finish, it’s coated with a shiny layer of paint.

As I’m sure you’d agree, it looks absolutely fantastic. We’re not entirely sure if it’ll be prone to scratching like the iPhone 7 or if it’ll face a worldwide release, but seeing as the Blue Coral version of the Galaxy S7 edge has been launched in several markets, we expect the Glossy Black unit to follow suit.

These images come courtesy of a Weibo account belonging to a Samsung official operating in China, who — quite obviously — isn’t very good at snapping pictures of technology. Hopefully, we’ll see some high-res renders in the not-too-distant future, but these images are certainly enough to whet your palette.

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nTrophy
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“As I’m sure you’d agree, it looks absolutely fantastic” No, I wouldn’t agree. I mean, come ON, Samsung! You have a phone that looks like a freaking drop of water (or pitch black oil in this case) You have a top of the line OLED screen that goes oh so, so black whether it’s on or off. My question is – why is it so hard to match this beautiful blackness with top & bottom bezels? Make it seamless? Moto X 2014 did it. When the screen was off you couldn’t really tell where bezels begun. It was a uniformly… Read more »

Ducati916
Ducati916

Wow I love this color on the note 7 . Although I went with the blue coral n7 . My replacement 7 edge is gold . But would have loved the choice of gloss black and the returned blue coral

Michollstad
Michollstad

Wow, it looks fantastic! I really hope that the S8 (hopefully the rumored 6.2 inch plus-model) will come in this color! I would purchase it in either glossy black or silver!

Reeneman
Reeneman

It seems that the tiny “bluish/greyish” from the Onyx Black version is gone in this version.
Looks nice especially because of the darker metal frame.

I think it´s a cool addition but not that big difference compared to the black onyx.

Sarper94
Sarper94

I don’t any difference. This is exactly same with Black Onyx.

maccyb
maccyb

It’s true, but there is one difference I can see and as was pointed out to me!. The aluminium frame is also black. It’s not on the Black Onyx, it’s silver. That could give a different look to the phone I suppose.

tswfootball
tswfootball

Yeah I don’t see how the black onyx version was ever “matte”.
The only difference is that the metal frame is black on the new one, which is a bit nice i guess

Ducati916
Ducati916

You have to see it in person to really judge. Same thing with the blue coral I didn’t like it from the promo pictures until I saw it in on the shelf

maccyb
maccyb

It looks exactly like the black onyx phone. Lol! It will have a Gorilla Glass back so why would it scratch like an iPhone??

Ducati916
Ducati916

Haha I know right, the iPhone 7 paint will rub off if your not careful…..recall that thing hahaha

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

This was the sort of black I originally wanted from Samsung when we saw their new S6 series design, looks amazing!