Remember the £2700 ‘real gold’ HTC One? Well, this one’s more of a cheaper ‘champagne’ version.
HTC has announced a new “golden” version of the HTC One to go alongside the silver, black, red and blue versions.
In this version the aluminum chassis has been treated with a “champagne” color, similar to the “gold” iPhone 5s. Inside, it’s basically the same handset we’ve been using since the spring, with a Snapdragon 600 CPU, 1080p display and Android 4.3 plus HTC Sense 5.5.
The gold HTC One will be released across Europe “with a number of partners,” HTC says, adding that details of local availability will be revealed later today.
More detail below.
HTC ONE® RECEIVES GOLDEN MAKEOVER FOR CHRISTMAS
The world’s best smartphone, now in Gold arrives in the UK
London, UK, 25th November, 2013 — HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today unveiled its award-winning HTC One flagship model in a sophisticated new colour. Available in the UK and building on the existing colour portfolio of Silver, Black, Blue and Red, the new HTC One in Gold packs the power and acclaimed features of this premium model into a brushed body with black accents that oozes luxury and style.
Philip Blair, President EMEA commented, “Building on the all metal design of the HTC One, and the recent success of the HTC 18 carat gold MOBO phone, we are excited to have developed our own gold device, offering yet more choice to consumers”.
The HTC One has won international recognition for its stunning design. With its striking brushed finish and metal unibody design, the latest shade makes gold the glamorous colour of the festive season and a must-have for starting 2014 in style.
This latest addition to the family comes with all of the features of the HTC One, including HTC Zoe, HTC BlinkFeed and HTC BoomSound, and will be available through Phones 4u, Carphone Warehouse and Vodafone stores.