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HTC One 2 could sport fancy gold chassis, three lenses

A new leaked press image reportedly shows the HTC One successor with a gold chassis and three camera lenses.

HTC One 2
The HTC One 2 might flaunt a gold chassis. @evleaks

It looks like the HTC One 2 might indeed wield a dual-camera array plus a gold metallic chassis. Expert phone tipster @evleaks has posted what apparently is a legit press image of HTC's latest flagship handset flaunting these tweaks.

From the glossy photo, which is laid out in the classic HTC three-view arrangement (back, front, side), it's clear that the phone indeed uses twin lenses along with a flash module. Other design elements remain the same compared to the previous HTC One including a large screen (possibly 4.7 to 5 inches), stereo (Boomsound) speakers, and a front-facing camera lens. The power button is up top, too, but it's unclear whether it also doubles as an IR blaster to control home theater gear.

What's really interesting though is the One 2's champagne-gold metal unibody frame. Perhaps HTC has acquired a genuine Midas Touch after slathering one-off gold versions of its current HTC One superphone. Or it could just be following Apple and Samsung's lead with the deluxe models of the GS4 and iPhone 5S.

Whatever the case, it's a good bet HTC will be bringing its A game to the HTC One's follow-up. It'll need it, since next week at MWC 2014, both Samsung and Sony will in all likelihood drop the Galaxy S5 and Xperia Z2, respectively, onto eager smartphone-crazed conference goers.