we should have seen it coming after Apple made gold desirable again on handsets. gold is the new black in town cos’ not only did LG had a gold edition G2, HTC One also has a gold edition to colored handset lineup. set to be available in Singapore starting January 18 through the three telcos (Singtel, Starhub and M1) for 768 Singapore money (around US$600), this gold hued HTC flagship device is every bit of the original HTC One with its metal unibody design and features like a 1.7GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chip, 2GB of system RAM, a 4.7-inch Full HD display, UltraPixel main camera, a 2.1MP wide angle lens front-facing item, dedicated HTC ImageChip, plus the usual sensors.
apparently, this particular shade of gold is known as Amber Gold, which is of course, not real gold, else it wouldn’t have cost sub-800 SGD. if that fake gold kind of turns you off, don’t be, cos’ there is one, dubbed the HTC One Gold, that sports genuine 24K gold plating that will set you back at $2,500. at this point, we are not sure of the HTC One Gold’s availability. unlike iPhone, Android devices seem to have a pretty short shelf live. even though new models are introduced yearly like iPhone, it seems that older Android devices tend to fade out rather quickly (we gauge that by the accessories availability, btw) and we do question about the viability of have real gold coating on Android devices, but oh well, if you have the money to drop, no one’s going to stop you anyway.