Good on Samsung for using black on the front of every Galaxy S8 color variant

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Nothing is confirmed at this point, but it certainly looks like the Galaxy S8 will be offered in at least one new color option we haven’t seen on Samsung’s smartphone lineup (not recently, at least). Whether this color is a shade of grey or violet (or a mix of both) remains to be seen, but if a new leak showing all three color options is to be believed, Samsung could be making all color variants fully black at the front.

Personally, I find this to be a good move on Samsung’s part. First, black is just a universally acceptable good-looking color that everyone can get behind. Second, and perhaps more important as one of our readers pointed out, it will help hide the array of sensors the Galaxy S8 has up front. With so little bezel at the front of the phone, those huge modules for the iris scanner and the front-facing camera could look rather ugly, and making all color variants black around the display is a very easy fix for it.

Then there’s the fact that the black at the front will further hide the minimal amount of bezel, enabling an experience that’s all about the display, something Samsung has been hinting at with its official Galaxy S8 teasers. Given how Samsung’s AMOLED displays beat anything out there in terms of color reproduction and vividness, that can only be a good thing. Oh, and let’s not forget that an AMOLED display looks awesome on a dark-colored device when displaying dark images. If you have the black Galaxy S7 edge (or any other Samsung phone in the same color), just put an all-black wallpaper on the home screen to see what I mean. If anyone remembers the Galaxy Nexus, they’ll know what I’m talking about.

Speaking of the Galaxy Nexus, I’m just hoping Samsung doesn’t put its logo below the display as some images have shown, as that could ruin what would otherwise be a very attractive visual experience. Samsung had removed its logo from the Galaxy S7 and Note 7 in Japan last year, and it would be great to see the company making a similar move in every market with the S8.

Of course, a lot of people will disagree with me, and that’s okay. Color choices are extremely personal, but my preference for black on my smartphones has me excited for the Galaxy S8, a device I”ll go buy on the first day of availability. What do you think about the possibility of every Galaxy S8 variant being all black from the front?

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10 months 29 days ago
Jadranko Pavlotić

It is lame and ugly

10 months 30 days ago

This Sammobile article shows that not all of them are black …

11 months 1 hour ago

The black looks the nicest and having the top metal and bottom metal case more rounded is nice touch

If the specs are decent and phone is not too big then the black would be my option

11 months 1 hour ago
Chris Banks

I’m going to buy it in black anyway so it doesn’t bother me one bit.

But I will add that this makes sense when they’re patenting the idea of an “Infinity Display”. An all black void of a screen would align with that philosophy.

11 months 6 hours ago

I tend to buy the black model for the same reasons explained in the article but I know people who wouldn’t like the black and they would expect the phone to be the same color back and front.
Furthermore a lot of people buy the color of their preferance based on the way the front looks more than the back because they put it them in a case anyway covering the back. Not sure it’s a good idea

11 months 10 hours ago
Liam H

No, the front should be the same color as the back. White back, white front. Blue back, blue front. Black back, black front.

11 months 15 hours ago

2 articles below we can find pictures of 3 colour options and front is not black. Wtf?

11 months 19 hours ago
Someone Else

Yesss!! I agree 100% IMO black is the only colour for any phone’s front panel. And the fact that there would be no logo on the front is just the icing on the cake

11 months 20 hours ago

Yeah I can see the logic in it but still if I buy a silver phone I expect a silver on the top and bottom of front

11 months 21 hours ago

Was about to disagree until you pointed out why black fronts can be good. If the Galaxy S8’s design allows the colors to blend seamlessly then it will be a very premium looking device worth buying.