The Samsung Galaxy S4 Gold Edition is now being promoted by Samsung Mobile Arabia through its Twitter account. The device will be available in two color options, Gold Pink and Gold Brown. It is still unknown whether the device will make it into the international market, or whether like other gold smartphones, will only be aimed at wealthy consumers looking for a luxury device.
It is expected that the Samsung Galaxy S4 Gold Edition will have the same specifications of the regular S4. To review, these include a 5-inch display with a 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution, Exynos 5 Octa 5410 chipset, Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 CPU, PowerVR SGX 544MP3 GPU, a 13 MP primary camera, a 2 MP secondary camera, a Li-Ion 2600 mAh battery, and finally, support for Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0, NFC, infrared, and USB. It is still unknown whether the chassis will be gold plated, or just be made out of gold colored aluminum. The material will, of course, determine the price of the handset, although some sellers have been known to give exorbitant prices to gold handsets. For instance, the gold Apple iPhone 5S is selling for as much as $10,000 on eBay.
It is worth noting that the device that Samsung Mobile Arabia is selling is different from the Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone with gold plating that Chinese company Gold Genie is selling for around $2,500.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Gold Edition joins the growing number of gold handsets being offered by other manufacturers. Sony, Nokia, and as mentioned, Apple, have all released gold variants of their handsets. HTC is also preparing a gold version of the HTC One, and potentially, the HTC One Mini. In the past, other companies like Lamborghini andVertu have tried to tap into the luxury smartphone market, as well, with gold handset offerings.
Are you interested in owning the Samsung Galaxy S4 Gold Edition? How much would you be willing to shell out for it?