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Would you pay $3K for a 24K Galaxy S7 Edge?

Goldgenie has announced its 24K gold-plated "Stardust" Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge - for a cool $3,000. Do you think this is a good investment or a good way to get your phone stolen?

Published onMarch 14, 2016

24k Gold Samsung Galaxy S7

The pimps, I mean, luxury gold-plating specialists, over at Goldgenie are at it again, coating the sleek and beautiful Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge with a layer of sparkling gold dust to give it that unmistakably tacky, I mean, luxurious, gold finish. As if the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge weren’t already attractive to thieves, now you can cover your investment in a layer of super eye-catching 24K gold that literally screams “steal me!” to anyone with a thief-streak in their bones. And it’ll only cost you about $3,000.

Admittedly, that price tag has to be in part due to the actual value of the gold in the phone, but you know that most of it is simply inflation for the pretentious. I’ve never quite understood why anyone thinks anything – other than an actual gold bar – looks good when it is covered in gold, but apparently some still do. To quote John Oliver while making a comparison between Donald Trump and a gold Sharpie – it gives the passing appearance of wealth but is actually just a cheap tool.

Gold Samsung Galaxy options

Now, at $3,000 a gold-plated Galaxy S7 Edge is far from cheap, but I would assume the real ballers out there would be rocking one of those Lamborghini or Vertu phones or something, not a gold-plated “pedestrian” phone. If the “Stardust” effect isn’t to your liking, take a look at the other glamorous designs Goldgenie has produced on Galaxy devices above. Ooh, shiny. The 24K S7s only seem to be available from Goldgenie’s UK HQ right now for £2,097 but they’ll ship globally.

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Of course, it’s not all about the price of gold though, you’ll also get a cherry oak finished box in which to never put your phone because it’s a phone – it belongs in your pocket, not in a box. You can also enjoy the luxury of free shipping and only a 50% down-payment requirement in case you need to put your gold S7 Edge on lay away.

Oh, and the “master craftsmen” at Goldgenie will also install military-grade encryption for texts and phone calls and Total Armor Protection, whatever that is. I never knew encryption installed by a gold-plating master crasftman was any better than just downloading Telegram, but now I know.

What do you think about gold-plating smartphones? Sound off in the comments below.