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KOREAN PHONE MAKER Samsung has mocked Apple's new iPhone 5S by releasing a Gold Edition Samsung Galaxy S4 handset.
Samsung's United Arab Emirates (UAE) arm took to Facebook and Twitter this week to boast about the new gold coloured handset, which comes just days after Apple's gold iPhone 5S went on sale and promptly sold out at some retail outlets.
نقدم لك Galaxy S4 الذهبي الجديد، لأسلوب يليق بك وحدك. pic.twitter.com/5TaYWVtOcd— SamsungMobileArabia (@SamsungMobileME) September 25, 2013
Unlike Apple with its gold iPhone 5S, however, Samsung's design is a little more subtle, only switching out the Galaxy S4's silver edging for a glitzy gold alternative. This will be available on brown and pink versions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 that are not available in the UK, hinting that the revamped models are unlikely to see an international release.
From what we can see, the Samsung Galaxy S4 Gold Edition sports specifications identical to those of its less bling ridden siblings, including the same 5in HD 1080p display, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean mobile operating system, dual 13MP and 2MP cameras, 4G LTE support and Samsung's custom Touchwiz user interface.
With Samsung announcing the Gold Edition Galaxy S4 just days after the iPhone 5S went on sale, the firm will no doubt draw criticism from Apple fans. However, angry iFans should know that Apple cannot patent the colour gold, and that the iPhone 5S isn't the first gold phone ever announced.
This isn't the first time that Samsung has courted the wrath of Apple fanbois, as just after Apple unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, Samsung was quick to announce that its next generation smartphones will also feature a 64-bit chip. µ
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