Gold plated HTC One (M8) will be an exclusive to the Middle East

Gold plated HTC One (M8) will be an exclusive to the Middle East
Looking for a Gold plated version of the HTC One (M8)? The only place where HTC is releasing such a device is in the Middle East, where the manufacturer's flagship model was unveiled today during a special event held in Dubai. In addition to the Glacial Silver, Gunmetal Grey, and Amber Gold versions of the phone, a Gold plated model will be available as an exclusive to the region. Pricing and availability of the Gold plated model was not announced.

The HTC One (M8), which has already been released in some other parts of the world, including the U.S., will be available on April 4th in the U.A.E and Saudi Arabia, priced at 2750 AED ($749 USD) and 2800 SAR ($747 USD) respectively. Other countries in the region will have the phone ready for delivery in one to two weeks.

Besides having the exclusive Gold plated version of the device, the HTC One (M8) offered in this area of the world will also contain football (soccer in the U.S.) content thanks to a partnership between HTC and beIN Sports, KoorA, and EuroSport Arabia. HTC says that this is part of the company's plans to bring "regionally relevant content" to HTC handsets.

Thanks for the tip, Bhavishya


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One (M8)
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(20h 3G talk time)



1. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

They are marketing it to the right area for sure o.O

8. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Ofcourse it is a marketing... how many gold plattings do you want? your spoon, knife, watch, phone's back cover, or whatever item made of metal... sounds expensive but its not that much

9. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

If I have the kind of money that some rich people middle eastern has, I might want everything I own plated in gold :P just saying.

2. GMS85

Posts: 217; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

I can't wait :D

3. oister85 unregistered

So is going to be a gold phone with a big price tag " but is only 4 mega pixels camera.

4. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

but it's plated with gold haha it's a status thing not camera thing :P


Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

indeed. they have real cameras for photos and phones for social media is the luxury

7. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Indeed. Gold beats any feature you can find in a smartphone haha

6. TheGoat

Posts: 18; Member since: Mar 03, 2014

You need to have dat Arab money to get this phone. Literally.

10. linaresx

Posts: 101; Member since: Jun 13, 2013

That's OK we should be getting that bacon plated KIN 3 pretty soon here in the sates. mmmm ...bacon

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