The recently released Samsung Galaxy S5 comes in four color options: Shimmer White, and Charcoal Black, Electric Blue and Copper Gold, but most carriers and retailers in the U.S. are offering only the black and white options.
There has been no indication as to whether major carriers in the U.S. will offer the blue and gold Galaxy S5 color options in the future, but some retailers have hinted that they should have the color available at some point. These retailers include Target, Overstock and GSM Nation.
Currently, Target has a placeholder for its GSM unlocked Galaxy S5 on its website, though the device is not yet available online or in stores. With the exception of a color error for the gold option, which is displayed as black but says gold if you hover your cursor over it, the placeholder indicates that Target will offer all four Galaxy S5 colors for the GSM unlocked model. IBTimes reached out to Target for comment and the retailer says it will get back to us with more information.
Overstock.com is currently selling the GSM unlocked Galaxy S5 in white, though we have also seen the black model available. Though only one or two color options are currently available, under product details for the Galaxy S, all four color options are listed. Overstock has told IBTimes that inventory for the other color options should be available at the end of next week (the 24th or 25th).
GSM Nation is currently selling the 3G Galaxy S5 and the U.S. LTE Galaxy S5 in white; however, the retailer has confirmed to IBTimes that it will offer the black, white, blue and gold color options in the future.
About the Samsung Galaxy S5
The Samsung Galaxy S5 includes a 5.1-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, a 2.5GHz quad-core ARM chip (believed to be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801), 2GB mobile RAM, 16GB and 32GB internal storage options with microSD expansion, and networking and connectivity that includes 802.11ac MIMO and LTE Cat. 4, and a 2800mAh battery.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is water- and dust-proof, with an Ingress Protection Rating of IP67. That means the device can function in up to 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. The 16-megapixel-rear camera on the S5 includes auto-focus technology, selective focus and HDR rich tone. The device also includes a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera. New sensors on the Galaxy S5 include a heart rate sensor and fingerprint scanner. The latter acts as a simple means of security that can speed up the online purchasing process. The phone also has a "private mode," which acts as a personal storage area for confidential documents, and a "kid mode," which allows parents to choose which apps their children can use.
The Galaxy S5 is 142.0 x 72.5 x 8.1mm, and it weighs 145g. It features USB 3.0 and runs the Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system. The device’s exterior design features a perforated back panel and four color options: blue, white, black and gold. Samsung updated its onscreen environment with a user interface that's less cluttered than the S4's interface, and it comes with an updated settings menu.