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As if Samsung's announcement that they would also release a smartphone with a 64-bit chip in the nebulous future wasn't oddly timed enough, AppleInsider reports that the South Korean tech giant has now announced that it plans to release a gold Galaxy S4. The gold in this case will only affect the trim, whereas the front would be available in either pink or brown.
The news originated with a Facebook post from Samsung Gulf (Samsung's offices in the Middle East), and there's currently no word on if the phones will make it to the rest of the world. Samsung isn't the only manufacturer that's going for the gold; apparently, HTC is also planning to make a gold device based on some parts that have leaked recently.
While the phones have almost certainly been in development for a while, it's interesting that Samsung Gulf's announcement comes on the heels of the news that the sales for the gold iPhone 5s were better than almost anyone expected. It's not as blatant as copying as the design of Samsung's Google Chromebook (which could almost pass for a MacBook Air with a casual glance), but as AppleInsider states, it almost certainly proves that Samsung's still following Apple's lead in the development of its products at times.
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