Gold is the new black. Soon after Apple launched the iPhone 5s with the golden hue, it became the colour of the season. Previously, gold-colored phones existed before, but they weren't as popular and diversified as now. Meanwhile, lots of mobile manufacturer like Samsung released a curious gold-colored flip phone with smartphone innards, the Galaxy Golden, Nokia, Oppo released golden frame smartphones recently. A few 24-carat gold encrusted smartphones released as well, like iPhone 6, HTC One, Sony Xperia P.
As of now, almost every notable flagship smartphone comes with the gold version, in addition to classic colors like black, white, or grey. Let's take a quick look at some of the new and old phones comes in gold in a single article.
Gold Edition: iPhone 6
Don't know what to do with your money? You want an iPhone 6? Then you can consider the idea of buying a diamond-studded 24K gold iPhone 6, build by Goldgenie to meet your wishes. Goldgenie has just 99 of these opulent iPhones available, with prices starting at £2,637 (approx Rs. 2,52,287) for the 64GB model, rising to £2,837 (approx Rs. 2,71,422) for the 128GB model. Those who order one will receive their purchase in a Cherry Oak-finished box.
Gold Edition: Oppo R5
Few days back, Chinese smartphone maker, has announced the launch of its slimmest smartphone, the R5, in a limited edition avatar. The highlight of the Oppo R5 Gilded Limited Edition is its gold frame. The company said that there are only 10,000 units of the Oppo R5 Gilded Limited Edition smartphones available globally. The Oppo R5 Gilded Limited Edition will be available for the Indian market priced at Rs. 29,990, available via pre-booking.
Huawei Honor 6 Plus
Gold Edition: Huawei Honor 6 Plus
Huawei has launched a gold version of the device in the country, Moreover, this variant is completely covered in the golden color. The gold Honor 6 Plus is priced at around $390 (approx Rs. 24,232) in China.
Lumia 830 and Lumia 930
Gold Edition: Lumia 830 and Lumia 930
Both the Lumia 830 and Lumia 930 smartphones came with high-end refresh with an anodized gold color. These two phones is available in Black or White with a premium gold finish. Both the Lumia 830 and Lumia 930 Gold comes in black and white. This smartphone can be purchased in select countries in Europe, Asia Pacific and China, and India, the Middle East and Africa. The price will vary by region and operator.
Gold Edition: HTC One
To be different, HTC One get 24-carat gold treatment. It is a premium real-gold edition and can be availed through pre-order via Gold Genie. The 32GB model of the special-edition costs around £1,895 (approx. Rs 1,90,127). The platinum version of variant costs around £2,095 (approx. Rs 2,10,193), meanwhile the rose gold edition is priced at £1,995 (approx. Rs 2,00,160).
Samsung Galaxy S4
Gold Edition: Samsung Galaxy S4
South Korean giant, in order to reply its Arch rival Apple, dipped its one of the flagship S4 in the gold. Samsung came up with two variants of the Galaxy S4 - Gold Brown and Gold Pink. On the specifications, Galaxy S4 Gold Edition has similar specifications as the original variant. The device landed in India with a price tag of Rs. 41,500.
Sony Xperia P
Gold Edition: Sony Xperia P
Basically, Sony made a 24 carot golden smartphone, as a gift for a contest. As it applied only for Nordiac countries, the users have to answer the "What is a gold Friday for you?" question. As it is gift, the price amount is not specified.
Gold Edition: Nokia 8800
Nokia had launched the 8800 Sirocco Edition in gold, which was the most expensive Nokia device then. The company then crafted the Nokia 8800 Arte in gold, which was an updated version of the 8800.