UPDATE: The gold HTC One, without the 18-carat gold price, is now available to buy in the UK from Phones 4u and Carphone Warehouse.
Both of the UK smartphone retailers are only offering the gold HTC One on a contract basis, so you'll have to sign up in order to get your hands on one.
Monthly tariff prices start at £17 per month, but you won't be able to get the gold-themed HTC flagship on Three at the moment.
the cheapest deal for a gold HTC One with no upfront handset cost will set you back £29 per month on a 24 month Vodafone contract with 1GB of data.
A gold HTC One is coming to UK markets soon, but it won’t be the same as the 18-carat gold MOBO awards exclusive.
You’ll be able to buy your very own gold HTC One soon for a far more reasonable price that if it was really covered in 18-carat gold.
HTC is releasing a gold-coloured version of its flagship HTC One after people got excited about the 18-carat one created especially for winners of the UK MOBO Awards.
“Building on the all metal design of the HTC One, and the recent success of the HTC 18 carat gold MOBO phone, we are excited to have developed our own gold device, offering yet more choice to consumers”, said Philip Blair, HTC EMEA president.
Silver, blue, red and black varieties of the HTC One are already on the market from various retailers, but soon they will be joined by the gold one. It isn’t clear when the gold HTC One will launch or how much it will cost yet.
HTC One Features
The HTC One has a 1.7GHz quad-core CPU with 2GB of RAM and the option of either 32GB or 64GB of internal storage.
It has a 4.7-inch Full 1080p HD display with a 468ppi image density and is wrapped in a zero-gap aluminium unibody design 9.3mm thick and 143g in weight.
In the rear is an UltraPixel camera with f/2.0, full HD video recording and HTC Zoe photography software. It also has a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera for video calling.
With integrated Bluetooth 4.0, 4G and NFC connectivity, the HTC One also offers Beats Audio technology alongside a duo of HTC BoomSound front-facing speakers.
Powered by a 2300mAh battery, the HTC One offers a battery life of around 18 hours for 3G use.
Next, read our HTC One tips and tricks.