Golden smartphones aren’t exactly the most sought-after in the market today, but manufacturers believe that launching every flagship in a gold color variant will do something to change that trend. If you’re one of the few who craves a smartphone in a gold shade, well, then you might want to hang on till May 30th before making a purchase, as the gold Galaxy S5 will be making its debut on all major US carriers on that day.
Samsung has announced the the golden model of its latest flagship will arrive on Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T and US Cellular on the day before the month’s end. The new color will also be available in Samsung’s Experience Shops in Best Buy stores, and from Verizon through certain indirect retailers. Pricing hasn’t been announced, but you can expect the gold Galaxy S5 to cost the same as the blue, black or white variants. The hardware will also remain unchanged, so that means you get a 5.1-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display , 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 16-megapixel camera, fingerprint and heart scanners, and a 2,800 mAh battery, all packed into a body that is IP67 certified for water- and dust-resistance.
On the software side, there’s Android 4.4 KitKat, with a cleaner and flatter version of Samsung’s TouchWiz UX. The phone comes with unique software features such as Ultra Power Saving Mode, Download Booster (though this is disabled on all but the T-Mobile variant), and S Health, and support for the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartphones.