To dust off a well-worn ‘90s trope, gold is clearly the new black when it comes to smartphones. That much is obvious.
Not only is the white-gold edition of the iPhone 5S the most in-demand version. Apple’s success with the colourway that some initially dismissed as unfathomably gaudy then prompted HTC to belatedly issue an edition of the One with a gold respray in a bid to hoover up some extra sales.
Now, if you insist on more evidence and you certainly seem like the sort that would, it seems that now Samsung is getting involved too.
According to Sam Mobile, the phone-maker will release a gold model of the Galaxy Note 3 in the third week of January. It’ll reportedly be available worldwide, but apparently might be exclusive to particular networks or retailers in the UK.
As far as specs go, the handset will be otherwise unchanged from the stylus-toting phablet monster that you can buy right now in black, white or in the lesser-spotted pink colourway.
Just before that in the first week of January, Samsung will also issue a racy red edition of the Note 3, the site claims.
Earlier this week, purported leaks from Samsung suggested Note 3 owners can pencil in an update to Android 4.4 KitKat early next year. However, this will likely initially be for phones bought off-contract, with carrier-branded models set to get the OS bump a few months down the line.