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Now this is privilege: BlackBerry Priv gets a coat of 24K gold

Looking for a more premium version of the BlackBerry Priv? Don't fret - Karalux, a Vietnamese gold-plating shop, will soon be selling a 24K gold version of BlackBerry's first Android handset.

Published onNovember 30, 2015


There’s no denying that the BlackBerry Priv is a beautiful smartphone. It’s pretty sleek, and offers a premium look and feel that many other high-end smartphones on the market just can’t offer. If you’re looking to take that premium look and feel to the next level, though, Karalux, a Vietnamese gold-plating shop, has got you covered.

Karalux has just introduced the 24K gold-plated BlackBerry Priv, which will soon be available for purchase from the company’s online store. Karalux is the same company who brought us the gold-plated Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6, S6 Edge and many others. As you can see from the images below, the camera module, side buttons, rear panel (below the screen) and the screen bezel are all plated in gold. To do so, Karalux’s engineers had to take apart the Priv piece by piece before dipping it into a gold tank.

As is the case with other 24K gold items, these don’t run cheap. For domestic customers, Karalux will give your Priv the gold treatment for VND 8 million (~$355 USD). Domestic customers can also purchase a gold-plated Priv from the company for VND 25 million (~$1,111 USD). International customers will need to pay VND 30 million (~$1,333 USD) for a gold-plated Priv.

We reviewed the standard non-gold version of the Priv, which you can find at the link attached below. Before you go, tell us – would you ever consider purchasing the 24K gold Priv? Tell us your thoughts in the comments.

BlackBerry Priv review
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