Apr 11th, 2014

HTC One M8 gold plated

While the rest of us “peasants” enjoy our brand new anodized aluminum HTC One M8 smartphones, others are apparently enjoying their 24ct gold-plated versions. In a tweet by Mr. Un-carrier himself, T-Mobile CEO John Legere revealed a sparkly new gift he received direct from HTC: the gold plated HTC One M8. Wow…

For those unaware, the HTC One M8 just became available at T-Mobile today, though only available in the standard gun metal/black config. The gold plated HTC One M8 was originally headed for UAE, but appears one may have fallen out of the truck on the way there. A smart move by HTC, especially considering the release of another high-profile device this morning.

It was in October of last year that HTC unveiled their 18ct gold-played HTC One (M7). Built in collaboration with the folks at Goldgenie, the real gold HTC One phone was given out to MOBO award winners and was valued at around $4,424 US dollars.

While Legere could certainly send the phone back (or re-gift it), something tells us he’ll be putting forth some sort of effort into making this his daily driver. So shiny.


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