Golden Galaxy S 5 seemingly confirmed in carrier leak

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What has Apple started? Gold-colored phones were once something to be made fun of, ostentatious displays of little more than bad taste. But then last year Apple dropped that gold version of the iPhone 5S, and suddenly OEMs everywhere are giving golden smartphones a second chance. We just looked at a render that shows the upcoming All New One from HTC in gold, and now it seems like this spring’s other big Android flagship could join it, with a carrier leak mentioning a gold Galaxy S 5.

We’re apparently looking at some sub-menu of carrier Vodafone’s internal system, which here is just listing gold-colored phones. We see the iPhone 5S, sure enough (as well as dummy model from before the handset was available), as well as that golden HTC One. And right in the middle of all those is the gold GS5.

Does seeing the model listed here mean that a gold GS5 might be available from day one? In the past, manufacturers (and this is especially true for Samsung) would slowly let new colors trickle out over the months following a handset’s launch, but if a carrier is anticipating the gold GS5 already, that may well suggest that it could be hitting retail sooner, rather than later. Assuming, that is, that this leak is at all legitimate – it looks fine, sure, but wouldn’t it take all of ten seconds to add a fake entry?

gold-gs5-vSource: GSM Arena

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!