In a move that just ups the bar for the flashiest smartphone ever, HTC has released the only seriously gold- plated phone. How serious, you ask? It’s a whopping 24- carat plate wrapped around HTC’s most boombastic unit.
How much does this special edition phone raise the stakes? Well, it’s obviously the real gold wrapped around this candy. Compared to the gold- ish iPhone 5s and the gold brown Samsung S4, HTC One’s version comes closest to a hardcore gold phone. Take a hint. It’s 24- carat gold.
By itself, this 24k version trumps the other “gold” versions of this model as there’s just the “gold- colored” one that’s worth about $845 and the relatively more expensive 18k, $4,400 version. Interestingly though, the 24k HTC One only costs $2,500. But still, regardless of the wrapping, take heed that these upgrades are just skin- deep.
The system is still the same.
Oh, and there are only two of these babies being given away as prizes for an HTC contest.
Image from: http://www.goldgenie.com/
Notes from: http://mashable.com/