Samsung Golden going for gold in November

The mysterious Samsung GT-i8190 is codenamed Golden, and it's coming in November.

The heat is on, the time is right, it's time for you, for you to play your game. 'Cause people are coming, everyone's trying,trying to be the best that they can, when they're going for, going for gold. We're talking the Samsung Golden, people.

The phone in question is the GT-i8190, but SamMobile reckons it's codenamed Golden. It's a bit of a mystery at present, but is expected to arrive before the end of the year -- never say never, ever.

The Samsung Golden is rumoured to have a measly 5-megapixel camera, but the rest of the specs are yet to emerge. It's expected to turn up in blue or white. No gold option, which is a missed trick in my humble opinion.

The Golden will be retitled with a rubbish proper name ahead of a rumoured launch in November. That release date leads us to wonder if it might be a Windows Phone, joining the Samsung Ativ line-up rather than the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy range.

The first Windows Phone 8 phone from Samsung is the Samsung Ativ S , which joins a line-up of Windows-powered Ativ kit including the Ativ Tab tablet and Ativ Smart PC laptop-cum-tablet thingy.

We'll keep you posted as we learn more about the Golden. On a related note, the Going for Gold theme tune was written by none other than Hans Zimmer, the chap who did the music for The Dark Knight Rises and Inception. He wasn't in Shed Seven, sadly.

Is Samsung going for, going for, going for gold? Tell me your thoughts in the comments or on our Facebook page.

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Rich Trenholm is a senior editor at CNET where he covers everything from phones to bionic implants. Based in London since 2007, he has travelled the world seeking out the latest and best consumer technology for your enjoyment.

 

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