If it’s a flagship smartphone, then there’s a good chance that it will get the 24-karat gold treatment down the road. HTC has done just that as the company introduces this crazy shiny slab of a gold laden One M9. How does it look you ask? Well, it’s shiny, so shiny that HTC was caught taking photos of the device using, you guessed it, an iPhone 6.

I would love to get into the details of what prompted HTC to churn out this phone that looks like a miniaturized version of an all-gold Lamborghini somewhere in the Middle East, but the fact is, HTC just threw out all that well set exclusivity tone right through the window when it released photos of the phone via its official Twitter account, and there it was in the reflection; an iPhone 6 capturing that could-have-been perfect shot.

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So just in case HTC was wondering how shiny is too shiny? This would do pretty well for an answer. The gold version of the One M9 is of course a limited edition and was built to celebrate the end of the UEFA Champions League season, and to prove that it features not just the Champions League logo, but information about the final match between FC Barcelona and Juventus which will be taking place on the 6th of June.

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Three photos in total were released by HTC via Twitter account, and it wasn’t too late when people started spotting that unfortunate reflection of the iPhone 6. However, if it’s on the Internet, HTC can pull back the images as much as they want – which they did – but it’s not like the Web ever forgets. This definitely does not help the M9’s case especially given how the phone is the 3rd iteration of the One lineup of smartphones from HTC, and the Taiwanese company continues to disappoint us with the camera module.

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As mentioned above, these photos were posted on HTC’s official Twitter account, and it wasn’t too late when people started spotting that unfortunate reflection of the iPhone 6. HTC has since removed the tweet along with the photo and has tweeted a new one, this time without the photo with iPhone 6 in reflection, but once it’s on the Internet, it’s always out there somewhere forever. And that’s what has happened here too. This definitely does not help the M9’s case given how the phone is the 3rd iteration of the One lineup of smartphones from HTC, and the Taiwanese company continues to disappoint us with the camera module.

Having said that, it is unlikely that someone buying a 24-karat gold phone will be much concerned about some relative lack of photo quality from camera.

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