Samsung Brings The Bling With Note 5 In Gold Platinum, Now Available At All Four Major Wireless Carriers

If "gold is best," as we've been told in a hilarious skit that appeared on Conan O'Brien, then what is Gold Platinum? Whatever the answer, it's the new color option Samsung splashed on its Galaxy Note 5 just in time for the holiday shopping season, and it's now widely available at AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon.

Previously the Galaxy Note 5 was only available in "Black Sapphire" and "White Pearl," at least in the U.S. Samsung's pitch for the new Gold Platinum version is that it "provides a stylish, sophisticated way to bring new, dazzling color into your mobile life." We won't argue that point.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Gold Platinum

There are reports around the web that Samsung will also bring "Titanium Silver" and "Pink Gold" color options to the Galaxy Note 5 in the near future in the U.S., and a gallery of photos on the phone's product page seem to confirm this.

No matter which color you choose, the Galaxy Note 5 is a nifty phablet (check out our review for a thorough analysis). To recap, it wields a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a 2560x1440 resolution, Exynos 7420 Octa-Core SoC, 4GB of RAM, up to 128GB of built-in storage, 5MP front shooter, 16MP rear camera, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, NFC, and a capacious 3,000 mAh battery.

If the specs are the same, does color really matter? Not in terms of performance, but it does seem to be important to consumers. Apple's Rose Gold color option for its iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus proved especially popular among buyers and helped drive record sales. We'll have to see if the additional color choices for the Galaxy Note 5 lead to a bump in shipments for Samsung, too.