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This $27,000 Putin-themed Galaxy S7 is opulence made manifest

The Caviar Samsung Supremo Putin Rubino is either hilarious or awesome, but either way it's going to cost some oil tycoon a hefty penny.

Published onMay 31, 2016

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We’ve seen ritzy smartphones before, but this latest offering from the Russian smartphone customizer Caviar might just take the cake. The Caviar Samsung Supremo Putin Rubino is a work of luxury art wrought in gold, stamped with the face of everyone’s favorite controversial Russian ruler, and bespecked with 190 honest-to-God rubies encircling the President’s face. Beneath this booshy emblem lies the Russian coat of arms and lower still are engraved two lines from the country’s national anthem. It’s based on the Samsung Galaxy S7, and it looks like it could be a prop from that old DirecTV commercial.

If you’re feeling a particularly powerful surge of Russian pride and have nearly $30,000 just lying around, then you’re going to have to act fast to snatch up this high-dollar offering. Caviar has announced that they are only making three of them. With a price tag of RUB 1,790,000 ($27,213), it’s clear that Caviar is targeting a very specific, high-end demographic.

You can now pre-order gold-plated Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge devices

For the slightly less well-to-do, you can potentially get the “Mixed Metals” version of the device, which lacks the ruby bling and comes in ‘just’ yellow and white gold. The price for this baby is a humble $2,570, so you can still show off your affection for Putin and substantial income without being hurled into abject poverty in the process. If you’re on the fence about the President, then options from Caviar still exist in the form of the Atlante Russia Ornamento, which showcases a lush, color depiction of the Russian coat of arms in place of a presidential bust.

What do you think of the Caviar Samsung Supremo Putin Rubino? The only question we have is, is the Putinphone still water-resistant?

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