We reported last month that Samsung may soon launch gradient covers for some of its devices. The company is embracing gradient colors for its smartphones now. The cases will allow it to bring such colors to existing handsets. Images of these covers have now surfaced online. It appears that Samsung will first be releasing the gradient covers for the Galaxy J4+, Galaxy J6+ and the Galaxy A7.
Samsung could actually end up calling them “Gradation Covers.” The name is of little consequence, though. The idea here remains the same and that is to add a gradient color effect to these devices.
Samsung's gradient covers for Galaxy J4+, J6+ and A7
The images of these gradient covers show that the color will go from a lighter tone to a darker tone. That's the expectation from such shades. The cases for the Galaxy J devices appear to have a grid-like pattern with the color fading gradually. The ones for the Galaxy A7 have a diamond-like pattern and the gradient effect. There's “Designed by Samsung” written at the bottom of all cases.
The finish will obviously not be as impressive as it is on the Galaxy A9 for example. It's Samsung's first smartphone with proper gradient colors. There's a more complicated manufacturing process involved in achieving this effect on the device's metal shell itself. We were told by the product's designer that gradient colors are one of the design trends that the company's design labs have identified for 2018.
There's no word as yet on when these gradient covers will be available for purchase. The press renders have been leaked online so it may only be a matter of time before Samsung starts selling them. There's no word on pricing as yet but expect them to cost about the same as an official case from Samsung would.