HTC recently announced an 18ct gold HTC One and we just had a chance to check out the device in person. It's mighty shiny and while we weren't able to actually hold the device — a man in white gloves with a security guard had full control over it — we did manage to at least touch it in all of its gold glory.

The phone's hardware is exactly the same as other HTC One units, though it's heavier due to to the change in metal. There are only five in existence, so we're pretty excited to have seen one in person.

Oh, and the price? About $5,000, we're told. Check out our gallery above.