Samsung to launch a special gold Galaxy S4 edition

Samsung to launch a special gold Galaxy S4 edition
Less than two hours ago, Samsung pretty much confirmed that a special gold edition of its Galaxy S4 bestseller is on its way to consumers. Initially posted on its #SamsungMobileArabia Twitter handle, another arm of the consumer electronics giant also went ahead and confirmed the existence of at least two versions of the new gold edition – golden brown and golden pink.

As you can see from the snaps below, information is currently pretty sparse, and it's not yet obvious whether the handset will actually be gold-plated, or it's just a new color scheme. Having said that, we're putting our money on the former. It's also unknown if what Samsung calls a Gold Edition S4 will feature the same kind of hardware as its less affluent peers, though it appears quite unlikely that Sammy will mess with a winning recipe so late into its lifecycle.

Specifics such as release date and pricing are still up in the air, though we suppose we'll be hearing all about it soon.


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Galaxy S4
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)

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138 Comments

1. asulect

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

Get your plastic gold while it is hot!

3. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

14. asulect

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

Yeah, but third party gold metal doors are no match for orignal Samsung plastic gold in Elegance.

27. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Shake my head Samsung, shake my head '"(..)"'

52. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I just threw up a little in my month after looking at that hideous thing! A pink and gold phone? WTH are they thinking? Brown and gold is just about as bad.

61. Long1

Posts: 399; Member since: May 18, 2013

Well I guess you are hairgresser, or ballet dancer, so we can trust you about this matter. Becauce we don't buy any "gold" smartphones.

70. verbalize

Posts: 150; Member since: May 03, 2013

Hi, I'm Samsung. All I do is copy Apple. Copy copy copy copy copy copy copy copy copy copy copy copy copy. And remember I am the innovator.....?.

75. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Phones have been released with the color Gold before. Educate yourself before you post a pointless comment again.

82. verbalize

Posts: 150; Member since: May 03, 2013

Educate yourself before posting a comment that's false because it's true.with you making making pointless comments about something you obviously don't know about. That's all you do troll

95. nortoja79

Posts: 34; Member since: Feb 21, 2010

you don't seem to understand the previous comment. Samsung fanboys always nag on Apple for copying. Just after Apple's Iphone 5s in gold had to increase production by 33% over other colors (to compensate for demand on the gold color), well, now Samsung is trying to copy the apparent gold rush. Funny how Samsung fanboys are all of a sudden *very quiet* about it...or in denial such as yourself, that Samsung is copying. When will all fanboys of all companies realize that EVERYONE copies everyone else, and get over it.

107. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

104. willard12 unregistered

See the Samsung Giorgio Armani, circa 2011. So, who's copying?

138. JohnZimmerman

Posts: 17; Member since: Sep 17, 2012

Hi, I'm "verbalize". I am an Apple fanboy. All I do is take every opportunity, regardless of whether it is relevant, to claim that the largest Apple competitor only copies Apple, because I am a corporate parrot who thinks with his feelings rather than with reason. I lick my iPhone every morning and evening, and call it perfect, including its 4 inch screen... until later this year, when I will immediately call 4.7" the new "perfect" (iPhone 6) :-)

79. DaHarder

Posts: 177; Member since: Oct 10, 2009

Oh Please... Samsung's been offering this same GOLD trim option on their Galaxy Tab 3 and Galaxy Note 8.0 tablets since their introduction some 6 months ago, so this is no surprise and only natural that it would also be offered on other Samsung Galaxy devices.

125. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Apple fans will still call it copying even though Samsung had it first.

127. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

The thing is... Samsung should've 'released' this very version around the time S4 first hit the shelves, or rather, get ready with it. Doesn't matter which type of gold device was released by whom in the past...start searching for it and you'll probably figure out Samsung ain't the first to come up with a gold colored device. But right now, Samsung is feeling the heat, and not to flame you up but they deserve it...and i don't blame people supporting Apple here. If they wanted a device to be Gold now, i think Note 3 should take the crown in my opinion. It's just a bad timing for Samsung.

128. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

On second thought, that might not be a solution at all. If Samsung released S4 in gold when it was first launched and Apple came up with it later...Samsung fanboys will be all over Apple again. And the battle continued to infinity. Hence, the entire comments will be the other way round. Oh, boy! What a movie this would've been.

134. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Well Samsung did announce the Samsung "Golden" (the damn thing has gold in it's name!) on 8-4-13, over a month before Apple officially announced the gold 5S. Not a word from Samsung peeps because there have been other ugly gold phones before, even from Samsung, the S3600 in fact. The problem is the iFans, in typical iFan fashion, think Apple invented the gold colored phone and any gold phone is copying Apple due to being uneducated in any device that does not have an "i" in front of it. http://www.phonearena.com/news/Samsung-Galaxy-Golden-is-an-Android-clamshell-with-old-looks-but-new-specs_id46049 http://www.cells4u.com/Samsung-S3600-Flip-Phone-p/SGH-S3600-GL.htm?gclid=CNb2ydmh6bkCFTBnOgod4nwAdA

18. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

Ha - this is fantastic. I wonder what all those fAndroid users will say to this. Explain to me how this isn't a direct result of Apple?? Please, entertain me!

25. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

Nobody is saying it isn't a direct result of Apple. Gold phones existed before iPhone became a phone but the recent announcement of Apple made it popular. So yea, Sammy is reacting to Apple's moves but that's how the market goes so no problem. I think it's a new strategy of Samsung to counter ALL moves from Apple. Not just here, remember they were quick to announce they will have 64-bit chips right after the unveiling of iP5s?

28. asulect

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

So you really think this is Samsung's *new* strategy? What have they been doing since the first iphone released then?

31. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

Completely agree. The reason I made that statement is because every Android fan claims Apple is nothing but a copy off of Android and hasn't ever come up with anything on their own. Where are all those loud-mouth Android users now?!

44. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Msa you're taking it to em Mxy style lol. +1

29. taikucing unregistered

not all fandroids are samsung fanboy

35. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

Quiet. Samsung owns such a majority of the Android shares its absurd. Android users were all exstatic about an article PA put out last month about how Samsung dominates not just the Android market, but the entire smartphone market as well. But now that you realize Samsung copies Apple as much as Apple copies Samsung, not everyone is a Samsung user now, huh? You Android users really don't think your s*** don't stink.

37. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

I'm an android user and will never ever buy an Apple product since I'm an advocate of open-source, nothing else (I owned an iPod nano though, cos it was way too cool back then). I have heavily invested time, money, knowledge, and (emotions?) in the android ecosystem so this is where I'm sticking. I have respect for both parties and really appreciate what these guys bring to the table. If not for their competition we wouldn't be sooo interested in mobile technology. So I guess what I'm trying to say is it's already a proven point that both parties copied something from the other. So stop flaming. Who copied first, who copied who. What matters is the here and the now. And right now we're getting mobile beasts and that's what we should appreciate. You never see Xbox gamers and PS gamers flaming each other instead they wow on the available games on the other platform and enjoy what's on theirs. Sh*t that was long.

55. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

1st - there's definitely a rivalry between Xbox and PS, but that's an argument for another day. Next - If you see my posts from the past you'd know I'm relatively neutral when it comes to phone preference. I've had Android for years, currently own the iPhone 4S, but could happily go either direction with my next purchase. I'm not die-hard either way. What frustrates me is how arrogant and close-minded Android users are. According to them, Android is king, Apple is rubbish and every iPhone user is a blind idiot sheep. Apple makes a high quality, extremely desirable product. Even king Samsung knows that - hence the 64bit future and gold S4. This article proves how much more credit Apple deserves than it gets from 90% of the readers on this site. Where's PAPINYC? TROLL? Crickets......

46. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm just gonna sit back, and enjoy the msa show. You are killing em dude. You're also 100% righteous too.

59. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

I enjoy every one of your posts defending Apple - same with Myx. I figured I'd give you guys a break and handle this one :p

72. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Right on lol

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