Samsung’s newest flagship smartphone Galaxy S6 is getting a luxurious makeover ahead of the official release on April 10. London-based customization specialist Goldgenie said Samsung’s super premium phone will get the gold plating treatment. Surprisingly, the innovative, dual-edge display Galaxy S6 Edge will also receive the same treatment. Goldgenie will start taking pre-orders for customized Galaxy devices on Friday, March 20.
24K gold Galaxy S6 to cost $2,500
The British jeweler will offer the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge in 24K gold, rose gold and platinum finishes. Goldgenie is yet to reveal detailed prices, but said that the 24K gold S6 will cost £1,664 ($2,457) excluding VAT. The company is expecting strong demand for all three metal finishes. Remember, pre-orders are available only until April 7.
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We know that metal plating a smartphone takes time. But Goldgenie says it will start shipping the customized phones to buyers within two to three weeks following the April 10 retail launch of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. So, customers won’t have to wait too long. It’s pretty hard to justify such an expensive purchase. But it’s not for everybody as the fancied up versions are marketed towards the world’s wealthy 1%.
Will metal plating affect Galaxy S6 wireless charging?
The firm said customers will receive the smartphones in Goldgenie’s trademark cherry oak display case. The devices will be offered with all the original accessories. It’s unclear how the premium metal plating would affect wireless charging in the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. On the inside, everything will remain the same.
The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge come with 5.1-inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display, Samsung’s own 64-bit octa-core Exynos 7420 processor and Android Lollipop. The phones are powered by 3GB RAM, and have 32GB, 64GB and 128GB storage options. Samsung’s latest flagship phones don’t have the microSD slot, which may disappoint many potential buyers. The phones feature a 16MP main camera with OIS and 5MP front-facing camera. While the Galaxy S6 packs a 2550mAh battery, its edge sibling features a slightly bigger 2600mAh battery.