Samsung’s new ‘Pearl Black’ Galaxy S7 Edge could launch sooner than you think

Fresh rumours suggest that Samsung is set to launch the ‘Pearl Black’ Galaxy S7 Edge later this month. Here’s when it could be coming.

Pointing to an anonymous “Weibo source,” Samsung fan blog SamMobile has claimed that the new flavour will debut on December 9 in South Korea.

The ‘Pearl Black’ Galaxy S7 Edge will serve two main purposes for Samsung.

On the one hand, it’s designed to help Samsung’s phone better rival the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, both of which are available in a ‘Jet Black’ variant.

More subliminally but arguably more importantly, the new S7 Edge model is one of Samsung’s first launches following the exploding Note 7 recall fiasco, and it’s no doubt hoping to return to the headlines for the right reasons.

Other than looking a bit different – the leaked renders we’ve seen show a phone that resembles the existing Black Onyx colour fairly closely – the only real news of note is that the Pearl Black S7 Edge will be offered with a super-capacious 128GB of storage.

It remains to be seen if Samsung will launch the Pearl Black flavour outside of South Korea, or if it’s just testing the waters ahead of its expected Galaxy S8 unveil in early-2017.

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