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Samsung Reveals Shiny Gold Galaxy S4

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It's all about the bling bling!

Apple's got a gold iPhone 5S, and soon after it became a reality, HTC announced plans for a gold HTC One. Now, Samsung is getting in on the game. The company this week revealed the gold Samsung Galaxy S4. The news comes via the official Samsung Mobile Arabia Twitter account. The company tweeted a photo of the gold Galaxy S4 early this morning along with the tag line 'Elegance is a touch of Gold.'

 

Judging by the photo, just the back of the device is gold. According to the Verge, there will actually be two versions, Gold Pink and Gold Brown (the difference being the color of the front casing). It looks to be a glossier gold than the iPhone 5S and HTC One. Up to you whether you think that makes it nicer or a lot tackier. 

No word on a release date or if this gold candy-bar phone will make its way to the United States or if it is solely for the UAE. We'll keep you posted!

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    jimmysmitty , September 25, 2013 12:37 PM
    In the words of an infamous villain:

    "I like GOOOOLDD!!"

    Not for me though. I prefer the silver mist I have.
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    shortbus25 , September 25, 2013 1:10 PM
    The Iphone I thought the color was champagne could be wrong I guess! They did the same thing on Call Of Duty that's when I quit playing!
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    EBT Technologies , September 25, 2013 1:20 PM
    So the Question: "What material Gold are Samsung going to use?" Will it be real gold, aluminum finished gold, plastic gold or metal alloy gold?" -Stay Tuned
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    stratplaya , September 25, 2013 1:20 PM
    Another technological breakthrough courtesy of Samsung!
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    basketcase87 , September 25, 2013 1:29 PM
    Patent lawsuit from Apple in 5, 4, 3...
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    John Bauer , September 25, 2013 1:32 PM
    WHY ARE COMPANIES DOING THIS?

    It must be some sort of "Gold makes your phone go faster!" kind of campaign.
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    greenmachineiijh , September 25, 2013 1:45 PM
    "It looks to be a glossier gold than the iPhone 5S and HTC One. Up to you whether you think that makes it nicer or a lot tackier."

    REALLY...?

    It is a gold phone... IT IS TACKY. SHINY OR DULL.

    These are tailored to the people who want attention. It will match all the gold jewelry they wear and the gold tooth (teeth) they have...
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    lpedraja2002 , September 25, 2013 1:51 PM
    Wonder how much sunlight these will reflect when out on the broad day light. It will make you a pretty easy target for... Grand Theft Smartphone.
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    pentaxis , September 25, 2013 1:57 PM
    Well dang. Finally a phone to match my car:

    http://donksnob.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/golddonkscoopfail.jpg
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    pentaxis , September 25, 2013 1:58 PM
    Well dang. Finally a phone to match my car:

    http://donksnob.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/golddonkscoopfail.jpg
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    house70 , September 25, 2013 2:00 PM
    Hell no.
    It didn't look good on the iPhone, what makes them think it would look good on ANY phone?

    Edit: dang comments system doubled up again. Oh, well... I guess webmasters at Tom's get paid in peanuts.
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    cmi86 , September 25, 2013 2:10 PM
    Samsung please stop pursuing the same stupid gimmicks as apple. You make a superior product to the iphone and more consumers are figuring that out all on their own day by day. You don't have to pull these silly little gimmicks.
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    wemakeourfuture , September 25, 2013 2:38 PM
    Samsung yet again copied Apple
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    John Bauer , September 25, 2013 2:40 PM
    Quote:
    Samsung yet again copied Apple


    god knows why...

    Why...

    WHY
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    milktea , September 25, 2013 2:55 PM
    Companies in the East are somewhat superstitious. I guess gold color must be luck for the up coming year.
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    house70 , September 25, 2013 3:17 PM
    I prefer my SGS4 in white. It still looks better, and to top it off it runs circles around iP5s. ATM can't really ask for more.
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    joemehnert , September 25, 2013 3:32 PM
    if you pay attention to the details in the article you will notice that the gold phone is in a market where that color does extrememly well. They even have gold vending machines.No this will no this will not be the 10th gold phone. Many MAny MANY devices like usual...LONG BEFORE APPLE
    http://www.alibaba.com/showroom/gold-color-mobile-phone.html
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    acadia11 , September 25, 2013 3:43 PM
    Don't they know Apple has patented all colors in existence, come on folks, god created the color but was not smart enough to patent it.
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    rohitbaran , September 25, 2013 4:29 PM
    Soon we will see crApple suing every company since they invented the gold color for phones.
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    chfireball , September 25, 2013 5:12 PM
    is Samsung playing follow the leader?.. 64bit cpu..now gold phone...
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