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Samsung Galaxy S7 edge 'Black Pearl' variant expected to reach India by January

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If you were holding out on that Samsung Galaxy S7 edge purchase for a while in the hopes that the Black Pearl option would arrive this year, well, we have some bad news. According to a Android Headlines, the Black Pearl version of the smartphone will not reach India until early next year in January.

So if you are in a hurry to upgrade to a Galaxy S7 edge, the closest colour to black would be the standard Black Onyx model that is currently on sale. Samsung not too long ago also announced a Blue Coral and a Pink Gold version of its flagship smartphone. The reasons for these new colour options arriving so late, indeed has to do with the now dead Galaxy Note 7 phablet.

The Black Pearl variant which was announced just two weeks ago comes with the same black 3D glass panels as on the Black Onyx variant. The addition here is that the metal frame that goes round the sides of the smartphone also now comes in a black finish, making it completely black, similar to Olympics Edition of the smartphone that was announced not too long ago.

The Black Pearl variant indeed seems like a take on the iPhone 7’s Jet Black variant, an option that many hesitated to buy considering that even Apple claimed it could get scratched easily. With Samsung however, we have a toughened Gorilla Glass on the back that should avoid getting scratched compared to the iPhone’s soft metal finish.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Black Pearl variant goes on sale in India on December 30: Price, specifications, features

After recent rumors of the shipment of the Black Pearl variant of the Galaxy S7 edge being delayed till January 1, Samsung has listed the smartphone on its Indian e-commerce portal. The website confirms that the device will be shipped to its Indian customer from December 30. Also, as compared to the existing color variants of the smartphone, including the recently announced Gold Pink variant, the glossy Black Pearl one is priced higher. Listed at Rs 56,900, the new glossy black variant of the Galaxy S7 edge also comes with a larger 128GB internal storage.

Quite evidently, the new Black Pearl version of the Galaxy S7 edge draws some inspiration from the Jet Black edition of Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. While the iPhone color variants received a lot of criticism for its scratch magnet body design, the Black Pearl would hopefully not have that issue with the Gorilla Glass protection on it rear panel. The Galaxy S7 edge Black Pearl variant comes with the same black 3D glass panels as on the Black Onyx variant. The addition here is the metal frame that goes around the sides of the smartphone also now comes in a black finish, making it completely black, similar to Olympics Edition of the smartphone that was announced not too long ago.

Earlier this week, Samsung also launched the Galaxy S7 edge in Gold Pink color, which is available in India through Samsung India e-stores. And as of now, the Galaxy S7 edge is available in five color variants of Gold Pink, Blue Coral, Black Onyx, Silver Platinum and Gold Platinum in India.

Samsung Galaxy S7 edge specifications

The smartphone features a 5.5-inch dual-edge curved OHD Super AMOLED display. It is powered by a Exynos 8890 octa-core chipset paired with 4GB of RAM and 32GB and 128GB storage variant with a microSD card slot for further expansion.

On the camera front, the phone sports a 12-megapixel rear camera with dual-pixel auto-focus, PDAF and optical image stabilization (OIS), f/1.7 aperture. Up front, there is a 5-megapixel selfie camera. Armed with a 3,600mAh battery, it also comes with features like Quick Charge 2.0 and Wireless Fast Charging. The smartphone comes with connectivity options like dual-SIM support (hybrid SIM card slot), 4G LTE, NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11ac and GPS. On the software front, the smartphone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with TouchWiz UI running atop.

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