18 carat handset manhandled in London
At an experience in London these days, we have been ready to spend some high quality time with the 18-carat gold-plated model of the HTC One — one of just five in existence. Produced in conjunction with Goldgenie to celebrate the 18th MOBO music awards, one of the remaining four will be given to the the MOBO winner for Best Newcomer at the ceremony on Oct. 19. Not that you’ll be able to buy one, but the real gold HTC One is valued at £2,750 — a little over $ 4,400.
The unit we handled was already scuffed up pretty good — perhaps a demonstration of why aluminum and plastic, rather than more precious and less durable metals, are used in smartphone chassis construction. HTC says the guilded shell adds four grams in weight to the handset.
We’ve got more pics after the break, and video coming up, so stay tuned.