Gold versions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 were shown by the company's Gulf division, via social media. This comes just days after Apple launched a gold version of its flagship smartphone - iPhone 5S.
The picture shown on Facebook has two new versions of the Samsung Galaxy S4, the Gold Brown and the Gold Pink. The colours are described as "elegant" in the ad and the picture has already got more than a hundred "shares" and more than a thousand "likes" on Facebook.
Feedback for the new Samsung Galaxy S4 has started to pour in; many of the fans seem to prefer the Gold Pink version. The colour could be particularly appealing to women with one fan suggesting that the colour be made available on other products by the company saying that the female consumers will "jump on" the products "no questions asked."
There is still no official word on the new colour offerings on the Samsung Galaxy S4 from the company. It is still not clear if the new colours will be available in international market, other than the gulf countries.
The gold version has been particularly popular in the Apple iPhone 5S, which gave the company record sales within days of the launch of the device. The cheaper iPhone 5C has seen comparatively lower sales. It remains to be seen if the Samsung Galaxy S4 gold variants can deliver similar results.
Another smartphone manufacturer HTC is rumoured to be working on a gold variant on the HTC One. The soon to be launched device will need to take on both the iPhone 5S as well as the Samsung Galaxy S4.
The trend was started by Apple and has not gone unnoticed by the fans; they were quick to point out that the new gold offering on the Samsung Galaxy S4 is like "copying" what was started by Apple. Analysts feel that the notion may not severely impact the sales of the device and customers may be quick to adopt the new colours.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 i9500, 16 GB variant in Purple colour, is available for a price of $699.95 on MobiCity, the iPhone 5S 16 GB variant, in gold colour, is available for $1,399.95 by the same retailer.
The price of the gold colour offerings on the Samsung Galaxy S4 is not yet known. The company is set to launch its new flagship smartphone the Galaxy S5, click here to read the latest rumours about the device.
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