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!

 
There are 48 comments

Sam Sabri says:

The start of a James Bond film begins with this phone.

XavierMatt says:

Nice.

net62957 says:

Willie Banks...... watch out!

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ScottJ says:

Good to know where all of our oil money goes.....to buy gold-plated shit for a-holes in the Middle East.

flychinook says:

John Legere is an a-hole, but I don't think he lives in the middle east.

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jeddo45 says:

John is a legite boss man. Dont hate!

Nexus 5...enough said

Versed says:

I agree, he's the CEO of a major US carrier, I'm sure perks like this are given to others in similar postions world wide, amd I have no problems with it. Celebs get more just to show up at events.

NoNexus says:

Just because he is a legit boss doesn't mean he cannot be an a hole

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ScottJ says:

True. You are an amateur a-hole. At least he gets paid for it.

ScottJ says:

He also doesn't get our oil money. Did you miss this part: "...the gold-plated One M8 is exclusively destined for the Middle East..."

Reading is fundamental.

l00natic71 says:

@ScottJ: the beauty of ignorance,you can just make stuff up.. http://www.npr.org/2012/04/11/150444802/where-does-america-get-oil-you-m...

ScottJ says:

We don't get all our oil from the Middle East, just some of it. No kidding. I knew that. However, that doesn't change the point that those that are rich in the Middle East largely get their money from oil. The point stands.

xgalalx says:

Is there any oil free ???

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ScottJ says:

Non sequitur

Dylan Wood says:

See and I thought HTC made money selling phones, silly me :S
Pretty sure the Middle East got their own oil though, until it's 'found' on a peace mission, of course.

Looks maaaaaaad ghetto! Lol

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A895 says:

Gold=Ghetto now?

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mtmerrick says:

now? it always has.

Locbox says:

Gold is ghetto but ghetto is shadeless...always thought gold was an iTalian thing anyway.

Duncan1982 says:

The point of this is exactly? Oh because some idiot believes that by owning a 24ct gold plated htc m8 is above everyone else. Hmmm well wealth and value is a man made concept, and of all the things going on in the world today this is the least important infact it just proves a point.

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It's just a publicity stunt. HTC wanted to keep their name out there, and they knew he'd share the photo.

jackwagon06 says:

You would turn it down if it was given to you? Nice perk for a boss that sells the oem phone for HTC.

Johnny Blake says:

I would sell the @#$& out of something this stupidly expensive.

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jackwagon06 says:

+1

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onthezone says:

Please don't talk on the phone while driving, you could blind someone with that phone.

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larryyork22 says:

Personally, I think they should call it the HTC-3PO.

jlczl says:

Nice. Very nice.

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nevetsca says:

hehe!

Zig261 says:

This guy is annoying to the core.

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ScottJ says:

Yeah...Why couldn't he just be a gray-haired bald dude in a suit.

flychinook says:

Gold with black trim always reminds reminds me of 1980s calculator.

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danyzfr6 says:

What's the point? He's just going to put a plastic case on it anyway. LOL

tech_head says:

Massive BLING!
Too much for me though.
I think understated is best.

K White1 says:

I like flashy phones, I guess. The gold-plated One, Porsche Design BlackBerry, Swarovski Note 3, etc. all look great to me. I'd never buy one, though.

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Fuck yeah...that's how I'd like to roll

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Jordy Bookal says:

Definitely how I would like to roll too

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ScottJ says:

Gold is a extremely soft metal. You'd have to baby this thing.

Kolten Nay says:

Would be scratched and dented in no time

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NoNexus says:

That makes it different that the retail One? How?

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quailallstar says:

Notice he took the pic using a regular "poor mans" M8?!?

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KarenCVT says:

Why?

Locbox says:

All jokes aside it's kinda hard to say this isn't a nice piece. wear all black or all white when using it and you'll see.

wezi427 says:

Waste if gold

"How'd you get the beans above the frank?"

If John Legere's M8 is gold, Robert Downey Jr.'s must be a custom engineering build cased in platinum.

is this out to buy it? or is coming soon? its awesome :)

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Skyway says:

Personally I'd take one of these instead

http://www.gresso.com/catalog/titanium-smartphones-collection/

and then use my regular m8 like a normal person

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timmsy says:

Samsung gave him a gold S5 as well