Galaxy S4 Gold Edition (image 002)

It’s not surprising the slightest bit that gold colorway is becoming all the rage in cellphones. That’s almost single-handedly due to Apple offering its flagship iPhone 5s in gold, in addition to silver and space gray finishes.

Somewhat surprising: Samsung following in Apple’s footsteps by offering the flagship Galaxy S4 in gold – after the fact. “Elegance is a touch of gold,” reads Samsung’s tagline for a phone “style that’s uniquely yours”.

Fast follower, indeed…

The South Korean conglomerate is now offering the Galaxy S4 in two gold colorways: Gold Pink and Gold Brown. It’s unclear whether Samsung will sell these new handset variants internationally as it shared these shots on its Middle East Twitter channel and Facebook page.

Here’s another look at it.

Galaxy S4 Gold Edition (image 001)

Strange they aren’t showing off the device’s gold plated backside, no?

At any rate, Saudi oil barons should love these.

Just for the record: Samsung has done gold devices a few times before, just as Apple’s been building colorful mobile devices for quite a few years and dating way back to the colorful iPods and the original iMac.

Samsung also said it will build a phone with 64-bit processor some time in 2014.

On a somewhat related note, the company at today’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch launch event in Seoul announced it will be releasing a new mobile phone with a curved screen in October.

Can you say Galaxy S4 Curve?