​Samsung to launch Blue Coral S7 Edge on Friday

In its home country on Friday, Samsung will launch the Galaxy S7 Edge with the color that was widely-praised on the now defunct Note 7.
Written by Cho Mu-Hyun, Contributing Writer

Samsung will launch the Galaxy S7 Edge in Blue Coral colors on Friday in its home country of South Korea, the company announced.

The widely-praised color variation was first applied to the Galaxy Note 7, which the company ended for good on October due to battery explosions.

The Galaxy S7 Edge Blue Coral version has blue shades in the front and back glasses, a blue back cover, and rose gold rims. It will come in both 32GB and 64GB models.

The new phone will be available from all three local telcos, SK Telecom, KT, and LG Uplus. It is expected to be available in the US on November 18.

Samsung has been promoting the S7 and S7 Edge to offset as much as possible the huge loss from ending the Note 7. The company's mobile division's fortune will depend on the upcoming Galaxy S8 that is expected early next year, which will have Samsung's own AI assistant on it.

The South Korean tech giant last month acquired Viv, which was founded by members who made Apple's voice assistant Siri.

Samsung also confirmed that it intends to launch a Galaxy Note 8, and continue that line of phablets despite the recent fiasco.

In the local market, rivals Apple and LG saw some sales bump immediately after the end of the Note 7, but sales have not stabilized, an official from local telcos said.

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