Samsung might surprise customers with an all-new glossy black color option for its Galaxy S7 line of smartphones, the Korean Herald reports.
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The report comes following the disastrous launch of Samsung’s now discontinued Galaxy Note 7 device and is likely a move aimed at filling up sales losses incurred as a result of its Note 7 misadventure.
The South Korean manufacturer has stacked up a fairly decent sales record on home turf with the recent color option refreshments to its nine-month-old Galaxy S7 lineup.
According to the Korean Herald, the new Coral Blue S7 is currently selling almost 15,000 units each day; by comparison, sales of the iPhone 7 have dropped to about 10,000 units a day.
Outside of Korea, Samsung continues to trail behind Apple when it comes to sales. While the company produces a whopping 20 percent of all smartphones sold, the iPhone-maker dominates the mobile market with a total of over 103 percent of total industry profits. The South Korean manufacturer is a distant runner-up with a teeny tiny 0.9 market share.
Samsung has recently run into a string of crippling setbacks. Shortly after the Note 7 was discontinued, some users started reporting their S7 devices have also been catching fire.
The South Korean titan has since issued a statement, reassuring customers there’s nothing to suggest a possible “internal battery failure” among the ten million Galaxy S7 devices the company has shipped.
Update: Weibo user Shaokangchina has since leaked pictures of the Jet Black S7. Here’s what it might look like: