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Samsung Galaxy S5 glimmers on US carriers in gold

You'll soon be able to get the GS5 superphone in a color other than black or white.

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The copper-colored Samsung Galaxy S5 comes to the US at last. Sarah Tew/CNET

Yes! Samsung has broken the US' dry spell when it comes to the more colorful versions of its Galaxy S5 smartphone . Customers can snap up the gold GS5 starting May 30 from AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, US Cellular, and Verizon, though only through retailers for the latter. Sprint will also throw in a matching gold HM1900 Bluetooth headset for free.

When the phone debuted at Mobile World Congress in Spain, we saw it in the black and white ubiquitous through the carriers and big box retailers, but with no sight of the pretty copper gold or aquamarine shades.

This is unfortunately a typical game here, where carriers and retailers differentiate in small ways through exclusive colors. Take the HTC One in Best Buy blue, for instance, or the red Google Nexus 5, which Google eventually sold through its Play Store.

The biggest problem: that these exclusive shots of color so often come after the first surge of sales, in essence rewarding later adopters and neglecting the deepest loyalists.

Read all about the all-round excellent Samsung Galaxy S5 in CNET's full review .