Like Fancy Smartphones But Want Something a Little Smaller? Say Hello to the Gold HTC One Mini

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If you’re a fan of shiny, pretty things, then you’ll be interested to find out that you can be the proud owner of a 24 carat, gold-plated, HTC One Mini. The 24ct gold-plated One Mini is brought to you by Goldgenie; the company that has put its gold-plated spin on devices such as the HTC One, iPhone 5S, the new iPad Mini and even gold-stemmed roses.

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The gold-plated HTC One Mini has a price tag of just $2020.95 (£1497), and is available in Gold, Rose Gold or even Platinum finishes. Chances are that if you’re interested in the 24 carat gold-plated version of the HTC One Mini, you’re more concerned with how the phone looks rather than how it performs you can read our review here and take a look at the specs below:

  • Qualcomm® Snapdragonâ„¢ 400, dual-core, 1.4GHz
  • Androidâ„¢ with HTC Sense
  • HTC BlinkFeedâ„¢
  • Total storage: 16 GB, available capacity varies
  • RAM: 1GB DDR2
  • Internal GPS antenna + GLONASS
  • Bluetooth® 4.0 with aptXâ„¢ enabled
  • Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • HTC BoomSound Dual frontal stereo speakers with built-in amplifiers
  • HTC UltraPixel Camera / BSI sensor, Pixel size 2.0 µm, Sensor size 1/3″ (0.85 cm)
  • Dedicated HTC ImageChip 2 & F2.0 aperture and 28 mm lens
  • Smart Flash / 1080p Full HD video recording with HDR Video
  • Front Camera: 1.6 MP with BSI sensor / 720p video recording
  • HTC Zoeâ„¢ with Sequence Shot, Always Smile and Object Removal


The gold-plated One Mini is presented in a luxury box with a cherry oak finish; this also houses the accompanying phone accessories such as the Beats Audio earphones, USB adaptor and dock connector to USB cable. A Certificate of Authenticity is also included.

Goldgenie have stated that from September 2013 all HTC One Mini models will have ‘Total Body Protection’ installed as standard, the ‘Total Body Protection’ is a transparent coating which protects the phone from scratches, fingerprints and smudges.

Goldgenie CEO, Laban Roomes, first pitched his idea for Goldgenie on the UK version of the TV show, Dragons’ Den, which sees entrepreneurs ask for investment from five venture capitalists willing to invest their own money in exchange for equity. The show resulted in James Caan making an initial investment of £60,000 in return for 40% of the business, and input into how the money was invested.

Laban Roomes had this to say about Goldgenie’s latest product:

“We have had a fantastic response to our Gold HTC One – at home and abroad, having partnered with HTC and O2 this phone has enjoyed huge success in the Russian, German, Chinese and the Middle East markets as well as at home of course. Equally as stunning and wonderfully compact to boot, we are confident that the 24CT Gold HTC One mini will build on the success of its big brother. It’s the latest must-have conversation piece.”

At $2020.95, the 24 carat, gold-plated HTC One Mini is equal to buying four of the stock models from Amazon.com and still having change. If you are hankering for the title of ‘King of Bling’, then this might be a must-have fashion accessory. If you plan on buying one, let us know in the comments or on our Google Plus page.