Mar 17th, 2015

samsung-s6-platinum plated

London-based Goldgenie has been offering their luxurious gold plating services for awhile now. We’ve seen their handy work on Android devices dating all the way back to the original HTC One M7. Now, it seems both the upcoming Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will be receiving the same treatment.

It’s not exactly what we had in mind when we asked for a metal version of the phone, but the super premium metal-clad Galaxies will be up for pre-order this Friday, March 20th, for the reasonable price of only £1,664 excluding VAT (around $2,453 US dollars). The phone’s will be offered up either 24K gold, rose gold, or platinum finishes. Of course, we all know metal plating a device can take some time, but Goldgenie says that you can expect to receive the blinged out version of the Galaxy S6 around 14 to 21 days after its global April 10th launch date. So you wont have to wait too long.

Goldgenie Samsugn Galaxy S6

While we’ll never be able to justify a purchase like this, clearly this is being marketed towards the world’s wealthy 1%. The phones will arrive in Goldgenie’s trademark cherry oak display case and come with all the original accessories. We can’t help but wonder how the metal plating will affect the Galaxy S6’s wireless charging (it could potentially meddle with some things), so that’s something to consider.

Pre-orders are available only until April 7th.

[Goldgenie]