Samsung aficionados looking to get their hands on the latest smartphones from the company, now also have an option to purchase the Galaxy Note 5 & Galaxy S6 Edge Plus dipped in 24K gold. Karalux, a Vietnamese gold-plating company, showed off the two super-sized smartphones all in gold.
SamMobile gave a low-down on how the process is carried out. The company starts by dismantling the two phones. The devices made by the Korean tech-giant are complete with the 7000 series aluminum body. The iPhone 7 is rumored to be coming out created with the same aluminum material.
As the website notes, this material is touted to be stronger than stainless steel and less dense, making it more durable.
After the parts are taken apart, they are given a thorough cleaning with high-end chemicals. Then a base layer is put down, after which the gold-plating begins. The metal parts are dipped in liquified gold for a certain period of time and are pulled out once they become gold and a protective layering is given to the body.
Besides being painted with a shade of gold, nothing changes on the two smartphones.
Naturally, the gold sheen on the Note 5 & S6 Edge Plus crank up the elegance up a notch. Although yes, it does come with a hefty price.
The gold-plating process only costs $355. Since, the company doesn’t allow turning in your device for a gold coating, potential users will have to purchase a made-to-order piece from the company in question. Doing that will burn a hole of $1,110 in the wallet.
Also reported by International Business Times, out of the two offerings, the gold-plated Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is made available by the Vietnamese company on eBay for U.S. The latest smartphone is retailing on the website for $1,450.
Interested users can order it here.