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Gold Edition LG G2 spotted in Taiwan

Gold Edition smartphones are becoming a garish trend, and the LG G2 is the latest handset to receive the gold treatment. Can LG entice you with a little glitter, or is it just too much?
January 14, 2014
Gold Edition LG G2

The LG G2 was probably my handset of 2013, a high end smartphone that easily competes with the other big names but with a substantially reduced retail price. What’s not to like. Perhaps in celebration of my prestigious endorsement, ePrice has spotted a listing in Taiwan which suggests that LG is preparing to launch a gold edition of its flagship G2 smartphone.

Official prices haven’t been listed yet, but the 32 GB version of the golden G2 will supposedly retail for around $562 (16,900 TWD), whilst the 16 GB model will be sold just a tad cheaper at $500 (14,900 TWD), an identical price scheme as the existing colors. Although it’s currently unclear in which other markets the gold L2 G2 will make an appearance.

Like most garish status statements perhaps the aim of this golden G2 isn’t just to draw in the magpies, but instead to turn our heads once again in the G2’s direction so that we might appreciate just what a great handset it is. In which case, mission accomplished.

To be fair to LG, golden handsets seem to be a high-end trend. Both HTC, Samsung, and Apple have also released gold editions of their flagship models. So perhaps there is some consumer demand?

As much as I like the LG G2, I can’t say that I find this a particularly good look. If you don’t like the G2’s default style, I suggest you check out our list of excellent accessories instead.

Can LG entice you with a little glitter, or is it all just a bit too much?