24-carat gold HTC One M8

Today is Samsung's day. The brand-new Samsung Galaxy S5 launched today around the globe, taking away some of the attention that the HTC One M8 has enjoyed over the past two weeks. Not one to let an opportunity slip by, and knowing that T-Mobile CEO John Legere is a compulsive sharer on Twitter, HTC sent the chatty exec a shiny new HTC One M8 wrapped in a brilliant 24-carat gold finish.

The previous HTC One M7 also came in a gold-plated model, though it was only available limited markets and understandably would set you back a few thousand dollars without adding anything to the phone other than a heavier high-gloss gold finish.

While the HTC One M8 does come in a gold anodized finish (as did it's predecessor), according to TechView.me the gold-plated One M8 is exclusively destined for the Middle East. Unless you happen to be a carrier CEO with a penchant for oversharing.

Source: @JohnLegere and a major tip of the hat to the ever-awesome @nisher with the pic!