There is little that Samsung wouldn’t do to gain ground in the smartphone market, as proven by its antics over the years; Today, the South Korean company is once again reported to be “copying” Apple’s success with the Jet Black finish introduced with iPhone 7 last September, by launching its flagship Galaxy S8 in the exact same color.
Leaked photos of what is reported to be a color scheme of the upcoming Galaxy S8 have been spotted on Chinese social media site Weibo, with the handset looking like an exact copy of the iPhone 7 Jet Black finish that impressed customers and critics alike.
For the first time in its decade-long history, Apple opted to use the same design for iPhone when it launched iPhone 7 last year, with just a few minor tweaks and new color schemes. Jet Black was one finish exclusive to the 128GB storage variant of iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, and it proved to be, by far, the biggest reason why users were opting to buy the 2016 flagship iPhone.
While Apple launched iPhone 7 in September, Samsung was quickly on its case and released its own Black Pearl variant of Galaxy S7 in December, its seventh color no less, hoping that some of its gloss would rub off on the then-flagship Galaxy handset as well. Now, it seems that Samsung is set to fully embrace the finish with this year’s flagship by introducing a Jet Black variant at launch.
Samsung is set to unveil Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus on March 29, and some of the other rumored specs for the flagship smartphone include two curved screen sizes for both the standard and Plus version, an iris scanner introduced in the doomed Galaxy Note7, 6GB RAM, latest Snapdragon 835 SoC, and 64GB of base storage with an option of expansion using microSD cards.