Gold HTC One caught on camera

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.

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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  • Display 4.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 2300 mAh(18h 3G talk time)

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18 Comments

1. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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?

2. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

And green for Cricket Wireless. Haha

5. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

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

7. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

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

3. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Probably meant to compete against iPhone 5s.

4. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

6. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

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

8. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

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

9. -Shadow-

Posts: 95; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

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

10. decent4u

Posts: 75; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

its silver not white

11. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Following everybody's color.

12. Reality_Check

Posts: 277; Member since: Aug 15, 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.

13. THE.DARK.KNIGHT

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

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

14. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

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

17. THE.DARK.KNIGHT

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

Have to agree!!!!! :-D

15. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

That looks horrible IMO. Just awful.

16. SleepingOz unregistered

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

18. synthetic_llama

Posts: 26; Member since: Jan 06, 2013

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

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