mobile phone getting the gold treatment isn’t the newest new, but thanks to Apple, it became a fad and suddenly, everyone is trying to get a splash of gold onto their handsets. of course, by ‘gold’, it simply means gold hue and not gold-plated, which is a good news for the aesthetic-loving bunch who guards their bank account closely. now it seems like LG is not going to let the fad pass it by announcing a gold edition LG G2, along with a red model. we can’t help but to think the former will be a more sought after hue. anyway, expect the gold-clad LG G2 (which is limited to the back cover, btw) to sport a unique textured back that is said to offer a better grip.
other than the gold (or red) treatment, it is still very much the same G2 we have featured few months ago with features like a quad-core 2.26GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of system RAM, a beautiful 5.2-inch Full HD IPS display touting 423 ppi, a near-bezel-less design, Graphic RAM technology for reduced energy consumption while in still frame, a 13MP main shooter with Optical Image Stabilizer, 24bit/192kHz high-fidelity playback, 4G LTE radios, and of course, the unique rear power and volume control buttons (along with LG’s knock to wake up feature, naturally).
however, being in gold doesn’t make it any more special in the OS department; out-of-the-box it still runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. both the Gold and Red models will be available in Singapore through all three telcos (Singtel, Starhub and M1) for 898 Singapore dollars (presumably, without contract and most definitely unlocked) and apparently, it is already available now in Taiwan for $530.