The killer S-Pen features and the futuristic iris scanner weren’t the only things that differentiated the late Galaxy Note 7 from the Galaxy S7 edge: the Galaxy Note 7 came in a brand new color called Blue Coral. After the Note 7 was discontinued, Samsung sought ways to compensate for the absence of its Note flagship, and that’s how the Blue Coral Galaxy S7 edge was born.
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We saw leaked photos of a Verizon-bound unit earlier this month, and just a few days ago, Samsung Taiwan officially announced that the curved smartphone in this mystical hue would be available in the country starting November 1st. Well, today, Samsung Electronics took a moment to say that indeed, the Blue Coral version of the beloved Galaxy S7 edge will be available in select markets around the world including the US:
Starting November 1, the Blue Coral Galaxy S7 edge will be available in selected markets around the globe. Specific availability details will be announced by each market’s wireless providers and regional Samsung offices.
Judging by the pricing in Taiwan, it looks like the Blue Coral Galaxy S7 edge will have the same price tag as the other colors. Unfortunately, Samsung doesn’t seem to have any plans to bring the new color option to the flat-screen version of the S7.
Just to recap, the Galaxy S7 edge launched back in March with a 5.5-inch Quad HD display that curves on both sides. The phone is powered by Snapdragon 820 coupled with 4GB of RAM. The S7 edge boasts a 3,600 mAh battery, and quite frankly, it’s the best battery life that I’ve seen from any Samsung flagship device. Unlike the Galaxy S6, the S7 family has a microSD slot and is IP68 certified. The best feature, however, is arguably its camera – a 12-megapixel camera with f/1.7 aperture that uses the ultra-fast Dual Pixel autofocus technology.
It’s not clear yet when each country or carrier will get the blue version of the Galaxy S7 edge, but we will be sure to keep you updated! In the meantime, you can check out the gallery below for more images:
Will you consider buying the Blue Coral Galaxy S7 edge or are you waiting for the Galaxy S8? Let us know by leaving a comment below!