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09-26-2013, 02:28 AM #1
Samsung and HTC Follow Apple's Lead by Introducing Gold Option for Flagship Smartphones
Unsurprisingly, just a few days after Apple’s new gold iPhone 5S went on sale, Samsung announced the new Galaxy S4 “Gold Edition.” It should be noted that this new iteration of Samsung’s flagship smartphone retains the same plastic design as other models. The new devices come with a gold plastic trim on the outside, while the front glass will be available in brown or pink. The handsets were recently announced by Samsung Gulf, the company’s Middle Eastern outfit.
The advertisement from Samsung even refers to the “elegance” of the new color option. It should be noted that when details of the gold iPhone 5S were leaked in August, roughly a month ahead of the device’s announcement, the color was also described as “elegant.”
The South Korean electronics company hasn’t indicated if the new gold Galaxy S4 models will be available outside of the Middle East. That being said, the company’s gold options are expected to be joined by HTC, which is currently planning a gold version of its flagship smartphone, the HTC One.
As many of you may already know or possibly concluded just now, many of Apple’s competitors such as Samsung and HTC have been accused of copying the Cupertino California company’s design cues. The new gold iPhone 5S proved to be one of the company’s most popular options when it went on sale last Friday, selling out almost immediately and Apple’s competitors seem to already be hopping the bandwagon.
What do you think of the whole situation?
Source: Engadget, Samsung Gulf (Facebook)
09-26-2013, 02:42 AM #2
Of course, not surprised.
09-26-2013, 03:03 AM #3
Lol...seriously...get it together Samsung...stop imitating & start innovating...Twitter Id: @Jato_BZ
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09-26-2013, 03:51 AM #4
You mean Apple didn't patent the gold look?
09-26-2013, 04:37 AM #5
09-26-2013, 04:38 AM #6
Apple's gold looks elegant because it isn't plastic. Samsung's might look tacky. Gold is a hard look to pull off properly.
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09-26-2013, 06:08 AM #10
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09-26-2013, 07:13 AM #13
HAHA! Didn't take long> Follow the leader.
09-26-2013, 07:24 AM #14
Coz GOLD is BEST... Lol
09-26-2013, 07:25 AM #15
I hope nobody has an allergic reaction to the gold paint!
09-26-2013, 07:50 AM #16
09-26-2013, 07:53 AM #17
and 10 years ago (2003)...
you right, Apple is very original...
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09-26-2013, 07:58 AM #18
Sbsettings, card switcher, lockscreen clock hide or lockinfo, Apple created the digital music marketplace so who cares
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Last edited by slim.jim; 09-26-2013 at 08:10 AM.
09-26-2013, 07:59 AM #19
I think this is just a prank.
They can't seriously be this reliant on copying everything Apple does b/c they don't know what else to do right? It doesn't even make sense anymore. The gold phone almost seemed like a joke when Apple displayed it but it looks nice due to the finish and adds to the color selection in a simple way.
No, it's real? Ouch.
Last edited by REMED1AL; 09-26-2013 at 08:01 AM.
09-26-2013, 08:00 AM #20