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Gold HTC One caught on camera
Some smartphones are born with color, and some smartphones have color thrust upon them. The HTC One is part of the latter group. At launch, there was a silver option and black. Then HTC released a red variant of the One for Sprint users, and we also recently saw a metallic blue option that will be exclusive to Best Buy. Now, it looks like there may also be a gold version on the way too.

Gold HTC One caught on camera
Obviously, there will be those who say that HTC is copying Apple (who is copying Vertu, who was copying Goldmember, who was copying Goldfinger, who was copying King Midas, and on and on), but that's a silly argument no matter how you slice it. Products have been covered in gold since man first figured out that gold melted. And now, HTC may be doing it with the One. 

It's hard to say for sure that this is real though, because as you can see in the picture, it's not even really a device, but rather just the display and front casing. We wouldn't be surprised if it did turn out to be real. HTC has proven that it wants to have as many Ones as possible. 

source: Phandroid

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posted on 13 Sep 2013, 00:22 2

1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5759; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


HTC seems to have hit on using colors to drive sales. Red for Sprint (I bet VZW was a bit steamed when that leaked out). Blue for Best Buy. Now Gold for who?

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 00:33

2. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1848; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


And green for Cricket Wireless. Haha

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 00:44

5. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5759; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


For a while, AT&T had the exclusive on the black edition of the One.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 01:20 1

7. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1848; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


I had the black one, and silver. The black felt more premium

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 00:35

3. mercorp (Posts: 969; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Probably meant to compete against iPhone 5s.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 00:43

4. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5759; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


I wonder how the two would compare - the 5S champagne color seems a bit lighter. But that is just based on what is up on apple.com. Proof is in the pudding as it were. Nothing like a side-by-side look-see.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 01:15

6. zachattack (Posts: 565; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)


that looks gaudy and awful, not even close to as nice as the blue one

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 01:59

8. phil2n (Posts: 466; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Yah me too.. It looks like a washed out aluminum

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 02:23

9. -Shadow- (Posts: 26; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


I still think the white one is the best looking of the bunch

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 02:50

10. decent4u (Posts: 73; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


its silver not white

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 03:13

11. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2625; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Following everybody's color.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 03:24

12. Reality_Check (Posts: 269; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


I still think the Silver, Blue and the Red options look great. Looking at the Gold HTC One, it seems the designer was playing a practical joke on Peter Chou.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 05:38

13. THE.DARK.KNIGHT (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


HTC one looks good only in silver. I prefer apples gold because it is a little less gaudy than HTCs color

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 06:42 3

14. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4012; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


The black and red colors for the One look pretty sleek though.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 09:30

17. THE.DARK.KNIGHT (banned) (Posts: 269; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


Have to agree!!!!! :-D

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 07:21

15. AfterShock (Posts: 2800; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


That looks horrible IMO. Just awful.

posted on 13 Sep 2013, 08:30

16. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Red and black ones are good. This one is meh,.

posted on 14 Sep 2013, 13:33

18. synthetic_llama (Posts: 19; Member since: 06 Jan 2013)


Now I can put a high tech red case on it, bam the iron man phone.

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