Looks like Gold is the new Black. While Gold editions were limited to
luxury smartphones in the past, it seems device makers are now offering
Gold colour variants of their flagship phones, following the
introduction of the Gold iPhone.
Taiwanese handset maker HTC announced
a new version of the flagship smartphone, the One 'Gold' edition earlier this week. It appears that the handset maker is also planning
to give its HTC One mini smartphone the gold treatment.
Gadgets has received exclusive images of the unannounced HTC One mini Gold colour variant from an anonymous tipster. The leaked images
reveal the rear panel of the HTC One mini in its full glory. As seen in
the images, the HTC One mini's rear panel sports a Gold colour and
features a glossy finish. The physical volume rocker buttons are also
Gold plated and appear to match the body of the device. However, it's
worth pointing out that the original HTC One mini sports polycarbonate/
plastic material at the sides and not aluminium.
The rear panel
houses the HTC logo at the centre and includes the primary camera
accompanied by an LED flash. However, the leaked images of the rear
panel do not include the Beats Audio branding at the bottom. One of the
images features the complete box contents of the alleged HTC One mini.
The White band across the rear panel of the leaked HTC One mini Gold
edition looks very similar to the original HTC One mini.
difficult to verify the authenticity of the images and of the tipster
who sent them but they do not appear to have been morphed.
announced the One mini, a compact version of its flagship smartphone, the HTC
One back in July. The HTC One mini
features the same design as that of its elder sibling and comes with a
4.3-inch S-LCD3 display with a resolution of 720x1280 pixels and pixel
density of 341ppi. It is powered by a 1.4 GHz dual core Qualcomm
Snapdragon 400 processor and has 1GB of RAM. It comes with 16GB of
internal storage but doesn't feature any external expansion options. The
smartphone runs Android 4.2 with HTC's Sense 5 UI layer on top, and
includes HTC BlinkFeed, that delivers social updates, news updates and
photos directly to the home screen of the phone.