Remember just a few short years ago, when golden smartphones were the epitome of cheese? Perceptions sure have shifted, and now we’re seeing gold options become regular offerings from top-tier manufacturers. There are also two distinct camps we’re talking about when discussing gold smartphones: those that are gold in the sense that they’re gold the color, and those that are gold in the sense that they’re actually made from the precious metal. With the new HTC One M8, we get it both ways, either as a the “amber gold” color option, or as a 24-karat gold plated edition. While you probably won’t spot too many users carrying around the latter, Mr. T-Mobile himself has just scored one of these 24kt One M8s, and he’s been showing the eye-catching phone off to his Twitter followers.

We heard a little earlier this month that commercial sales of the 24kt One M8 would be restricted to the Middle East. That may well be, but HTC USA still wanted to thank T-Mobile CEO John Legere for his help bringing the One M8 to the carrier, and set him up with one of these real gold editions.

This also marks the first time we’ve had a chance to see this 24kt gold M8 in the flesh, and at least from what we can observe here, it appears to have a much smoother, more polished finish than the amber gold M8. Really, considering the material we’re working with here, we’d expect nothing less.

OK, so who’s a little bit jealous?

Source: John Legere (Twitter)
Via: Android Central

You May Also Like

John Legere will stop being T-Mobile’s CEO in May

John Legere will stop being T-Mobile’s CEO since May 1st, 2020, and we already know who is going to take control of magenta
Samsung Galaxy Fold review

The ‘new’ Samsung Galaxy Fold W20 5G will launch tomorrow in China

The new Samsung Galaxy Fold W20 5G isn’t so new after all, but its internals may reveal something more than just 5G connectivity
Pixel 3a Pixel 3a XL

The Google Pixel 3a is available for just $299 on Amazon

Unlocked Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL are available on Amazon for their lowest price ever, with savings that go up to $200