Bling! Golden HTC One is official, but you can't pay its $4400 tag

Bling! Golden HTC One is official, but you can't pay its $4400 tag
The rumored golden HTC One is finally confirmed, and by Phil Blair, HTC President, Europe Middle East and Africa himself at that. The handset will be presented at the MOBO Awards 2013, for the winner in the Best Newcomer category.

Dipped in 18-carat gold, the posh HTC One will have a a laser-etched MOBO 18 logo on the back, and a whopping street price of about $4400. Well, not exactly street price, as this thing is never hitting retail, and only five units have been manufactured, keeping it exclusive.

This golden HTC One is actually prepared by Goldgenie, which can coat even your mountain bike in the yellow metal. As a consolation for those of us who have no chance to be the Best Newcomer category winners in the MOBO Awards 2013, Goldgenie is actually offering to cover your HTC One in 24-carat gold for the reasonable everyday price of about $1600, which now seems like a bargain, compared to HTC's MOBO undertaking.

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  • Battery 2300 mAh(18h 3G talk time)

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25 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30778; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Wonder where they got this idea?

4. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

These were dressed up for an award ceremony, not for pompous users so much.

6. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

To clarify, I'm just saying. My post was not entirely directed.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 30778; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

AS... I feel you bro +1

5. Fuego84

Posts: 357; Member since: May 13, 2012

Guess what, not from the iPhone 5s as goldgenie has been dipping smartphones I gold for a long long time already. Check out their website.

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 30778; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Man you got defensive lol. Calm down dude, we all know 3rd parties bling out phones lol. Woosaaaaa

8. tedkord

Posts: 17076; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Well from Apple, of course, because there were no gold phones before. Plus, the iPhone 5s is clearly dipped in real gold. Why is it that whenever Apple does something, history resets and they are the originators?

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 30778; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lol... Ted I never said apple, you did. Heck no apple wasn't the originator of gold phones. I remember P. Diddly had a gold moto star tac back in 95' at the MGM Grand lol. Apple did however popularize this latest gold trend, not dipping, but as a standard color option. Popularizers yes, originators no. +1

20. tedkord

Posts: 17076; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Come on. You didn't say Apple, but you know you implied it.

23. tedkord

Posts: 17076; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

"Popularizers yes, originators no." I don't think anyone on this site has ever summed up Apple so succinctly and precisely.

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 30778; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lol of course +1

15. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"Wonder where they got this idea?" Not from Apple.

2. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Now that looks crazy, I'm buy in one pronto. LOL

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

UGLY...

7. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yuck...

9. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

if someone is going to hate it means you're doing something right

10. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 725; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Personally I think it looks awful. But one things for damn sure, repairing that would be a b*tch.

14. THE.DARK.KNIGHT

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

I want to see a drop test lol XD

16. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

It doesn't look too bad, but that MOBO logo on the back is horribly ugly and ruins the whole luxurious look.

17. silencer271

Posts: 254; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

I can pay it but why would I want to? Its an HTC.

18. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Not every phone looks good in gold, and not everyone wants 'one' in gold. Even if i had money, i wouldn't on splurge on this. I'll admit iPhone 5S gold looks even more appealing.

19. Sadman_Hossain

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 01, 2013

The iPhone 5S' Gold version seems more subtle. This is too over powering gold color, takes out the elegance out of the phone despite the bling.

21. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Maybe because this is actual gold instead of imitation?

25. Sadman_Hossain

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 01, 2013

Still, nevertheless it doesn't look appealing, atleast not me. If it doesn't look good, using the real thing wont make any better. The silver version is way better than this one. That's just my honest opinion.

22. _PHug_

Posts: 482; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

The only thing uglier than gold phones is gold teeth. When will this madness end?

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