the truth is, not every richie rich are willing to settle for less-than-inspiring spec-ed luxury handsets. being rich doesn’t mean they are not tech heads who doesn’t want a piece of modern technologies. lucky for these folks, there is companies like Gold Genie that churns out gold-plated counterpart of today’s cutting edge phone such as this Gold HTC One (M8) you see here. make no mistake. this is not the ‘gold’ version of what the Taiwanese handset maker will be offering; this is the latest flagship from HTC, dressed in real deal 24ct. gold and is available to Scrooge McDuckians who have at least £1,580.83 to drop (that’s a cool US$2,667!). for added peace of mind, this gold treated HTC One (M8) is coated with Clear-Coat full body protection, a made in USA ultra-thin coating that helps to keep your phone in pristine condition while doing away the need for a case. makes sense, after all, you do want everyone to see the 24ct. gold in its full glory, don’t you?
the gold iteration phone will come factory unlocked and SIM-free so you can use it no matter where you are in the world and each handset is presented in a luxury cherry oak finish box, containing standard accessories like earphone with remote and mic, USB power adapter and USB cable, along with documentation and a bonus clear rubber case, in case you feel the need to keep your 2 grand plus investment shielded. spec-wise, it is exactly the same as the stock HTC One (M8), which includes features like a 5-inch FHD display, 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core chip with Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB RAM, a dual UltraPixel camera setup (with dual Flash) et cetera – but it appears to be available only in 16GB capacity. if gold is not quite your cuppa, there is also a platinum and rose gold variants for your choosing. though be mindful that those two are a little pricer, costing £1,747.50 and £1,664.17 (about US$2,948 and US$2,808), respectively.