All that glitters is not gold, but in the case of these Samsung Galaxy S20 phones, it is! If you’ve ever imagined owning a flagship phone covered in gold or precious gems, you can be rest assured someone out there has thought of it too.
The Galaxy S20 series is getting the gold treatment from not one, but two luxury gifting companies. If you think the first one is outrageous, wait until you read the price tag on the second one.
A 24K gold-plated Galaxy S20 phone
Goldgenie — a London-based luxury gifting company — is offering the new Galaxy S20 series in a sparkly 24K gold-plated finish. As you can see in the image above, the entire phone is covered in 24K gold, except the camera lenses and the screen of course. Even the side buttons are wrapped in the shiny metal coating.
If you have the moolah, you get to pick from the Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra, all of which have been customized with five microns of 24 karat gold.
Hold on to your purses and get ready to wipe your eyes because these gold-clad babies will set you back at least £3,397 (~$4,373) for the base Galaxy S20 variant. This is more than four times the phone’s actual $999 price point.
If you go for the top-of-the-line S20 Ultra with 512GB storage, you’ll have to shell out a whopping £3,397 (~$4,888).
Feeling poor yet? Wait until you see the Caviar editions for the phones.
A Galaxy S20 with gold, rubies, and sapphires
If you’re not satisfied with a 24K gold-back Galaxy S20 phone, Russian luxury gifting company Caviar has some pricier alternatives for you.
Caviar’s new collection is called ‘Galaxy S21 Fortune’ in reference to BlackJack (21 is the highest score in the game). It also has only 21 units of each of these custom designed phones.
These ultra-expensive Galaxy S20s start at $5,630 for a back panel made out of gold and onyx. Meanwhile, the top-of-the-line Galaxy S20 Ultra Gold Joker edition will set you back several mortgages with a crazy price of $39,990. Yeah! you heard that right.
This super luxury phone comes with a joker carved out of gold embedded in a back panel made of composite kirinite. In addition, it has three rubies and three sapphires stuck to the back, justifying its luxury price tag.
Obviously these gold bricks that make calls and take pictures are not meant for average joes like you and I (presuming you don’t have $40,000 or even $5,000 to blow on a phone). Such items are usually picked up by rich collectors who probably don’t have to think twice before dropping that kind of cash.
Additionally, the gold-plated back means that these phones most likely don’t support wireless charging. All three Galaxy S20 phones support wireless charging and if you’re paying such a huge premium for a phone that’ll become old in a year, you better get all the features, right?
What can you buy instead?
Of the top of my head, $4,000-$5,000 can make for a decent vacation fund. You could also buy four or five regular Galaxy S20 phones for your entire family or spend the money on a used car.
At $40,000 your options are virtually limitless! You could go back to college or buy a Tesla. You could even rent a private jet!
Take our word for it and make the most of your hard-earned money rather than buying a gold-plated phone. If you do want to buy a plain old Galaxy S20 series device though, take your pick from the purchase options below.