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Here is the HTC One in 18K Gold

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HTC had very little presence at this year’s CES in Las Vegas, but at a small booth during on of the press events, they had one of the 18K Gold One devices on display, which we couldn’t keep our hands off of. The phone isn’t for sale at all, but it is currently valued at $2500. That’s just a wee bit over our budgets for a smartphone, but still, it is quite a sight to see. 

There are third parties that will sell an HTC One in Gold, so if you just have to own it, feel free to do a quick Google search for one. Be prepared to drop some serious cash.

Take a peek at our gallery below.

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  • Masta Marc

    lol tacky phone. come on htc,, you’re pushing for attention with that atrocity! Gotta say I wish there was an android phone with apple hardware… (not gooPhone or whatever other knock off there is) i mean a reputable phone from HTC or samsung..

  • Jason Brown

    does this work on vzw? i might just have to upgrade my gnex to this device. gotta keep my unlimited data! /s

  • Tyler

    Do you think the Verizon phone insurance will cover this?

  • Trevor

    I am not a fan.

  • jim

    what idiot would put that much money in a phone that will be obsolete in a year of less

  • Intellectua1

    That’s an ugly phone and will be worthless in a year and a half.. Though I’m not an iPhone fan this is what a gold phone should look like.. The second is gold and carbon fiber

  • Liderc

    Looks like junk, all scratched up on the front too.

  • Corey Foltman

    waiting for the contest to win one…

  • laheelahee

    for me?

  • steve30x

    So you would buy this and pull it out to make a call then you get mugged more than likely.

  • Chad La Fleur

    That is just plain ugly.

  • Bill Hill

    Forget gold, get me a Titanium phone :)

  • HarvesterX

    If we’re paying $2500, they could at least toss in a SD800/Krait combination in. Well, not like I’d pay that much for a device that I most likely won’t be using in two years time. The question is, if I need an insurance replacement, through Assurion at least, the copay is $99. Does that copay remain at $99 or does that price point also reflect the rare material created from the heart of a dying star.

  • Paul Quirk

    I think I saw that phone on an episode of Shahs of Sunset

    • Carl W.

      Not a single one of them is decent looking.

  • CaptainCaleb

    THAT’S A NICE BOOGER-SMEAR ON THAT $2500 PHONE.. GG HTC.

  • Carl W.
  • droidify

    Does it come with a Flavor Flav album?

    • jim

      he might be the only idiot that would buy one, I think his IQ is around 4 or maybe 5

  • Guest
  • Guest

    This is a phone for all the spoiled celebutantes.

    • StuckOnVerizonForever

      That kid who killed 4 in DUI then got off because of rich parents, would fit him perfectly

      • steve30x

        LOL wow, sadly i have a spoiled friend like that.. money talks certainly since he got out of a 4th DWI thanks to his mommy and daddy.

        • NotUrFriend

          You need new friends brah

          • steve30x

            Nah brah (whatever that means) i should have said (used to have).

        • Michner

          I know a guy who got 5 DUI’s in 2 years, his daddy, and the corporate lawyers, is worth like 60 million and he still hasn’t gone to jail. He even found a way to circumvent the blow tube in his car to start it up without breathing into it.

  • StuckOnVerizonForever
  • Eric G Canoy
  • StuckOnVerizonForever

    High end gold, low end specs. HTC trolllinnn

    • Bluewall

      WAT.

      • StuckOnVerizonForever

        Exactly what i said

  • smores

    That is extremely ugly looking.

  • BigTimmay
    • Tony Byatt

      Classic…

    • Eric R.

      At least they didn’t call it gold and make it brown. :)

      • Fire Chou

        The phones weren’t for sale? HTC now making phones they won’t sell, dam, their business model gets better and better every year. Too bad this is their last year in business thanks to CEO Chou

  • JoshGroff

    Those scratches by the top speaker in the 7th pic remind me why I would never buy a gold phone, even if I had the cash for one.

    • Tom

      If I had the money, I wouldn’t buy it anyway. It’s really ugly looking.

      • JoshGroff

        I didn’t specifically mean this phone, just any gold phone. I do agree though, this One looks terrible.

    • StuckOnVerizonForever

      Yeah. Gold is overrated

  • Adrynalyne

    Was it pretty heavy?

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

      It was actually quite light. Surprisingly light.

      • Adrynalyne

        That is surprising. Thanks for the feeedback.

        • Liderc

          It’s not made of gold, just has a gold plated metal frame. It’d be a lot more than 2500 bucks if it was actually a gold frame. That’s also why it’s light.

          • TheD

            Gold plated is a lot cheaper and not really worth anything than a solid gold case. But gold is a very soft metal if its pure and solid and easily bendable if as thin as a ring or case for a phone. I have bent a few gold rings in my time.