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Samsung Galaxy S9 brings the bling with new satiny gold color

New "satin gloss" finish is not quite shiny, not quite matte.

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Don't like the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus in purple, blue, black or gray? Samsung has brought a new shade to its flagship phones: Sunrise gold.

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Flip it over and you can bask in the glitzy glow of the gold color. Bada bling!

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The front looks exactly the same as other Galaxy S9 colors.

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It's the backing that gets a new "satin gloss" finish.

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What's that mean? Samsung says it's a mix of a satiny and matte finish that's meant to replicate the feel of fabric. P.S. It doesn't really feel like fabric.

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Here's the new finish compared with the superglossy purple S9.

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And yes, it does look a little different depending on the lighting.

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Other than the color and finish, the gold Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus have the same features as any other color. 

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That includes the dual-aperture 12-megapixel main camera and all the internals, like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor.

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The sides of the gold Galaxy S9's screen are still curved.

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The 18:9 ratio leaves more space for the screen, and the phone has slimmer side bezels.

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Now we're just showing off.

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By the way, that high-res display reaches a maximum of 2,960 by 1,440 pixels.

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You don't see much of the gold color looking at the screen.

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Pricing for the gold S9 remains the same as for other Galaxy S9 phones.

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Read more about this new color.

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