Let Karalux's 24K Gold Galaxy S7 and S7 edge remind you of all the other luxury stuff you can't afford

Looking for a gold-plated Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 edge? Karalux has just the thing! Although we can't offer commentary on how well its craftmen accomplish the gold-plating process compared to others in the rich people-pleasing niche, Karalux has been around for a long time and has established itself as a supplier of gifts for VIPs like politicians, foreign partners, and high-profile international visitors coming to its homeland of Vietnam.

In addition to coating iPhones, Samsungs, and BlackBerries in bling-bling, Karalux has done the same for luxury cars by the likes of Rolls-Royce, BMW, and Lexus. So it's fair to say that turning Samsung's flagships into pure gold shouldn't pose much of a challenge for the skilled craftsmen. That doesn't mean it's an easy process, though. Karalux’s engineers spend six hours of work on each Galaxy S7 or S7 edge, taking it through ten different stages that include surface treatment, surface activation, making precious metal layers and coating everything in 24K Gold. Sounds like a day's work!

To protect the gold layer from wear and tear and improve the surface's strength, Karalux introduces a Nano layer outside to protect the gold layer from being worn and make the surface harder and more durable. The company isn't saying anything specific about it, but notes that the S7 and S7 edge frames are made of A6000 aluminum, which is easier to gold-plate than the A7000 aluminum ones found on the Galaxy S6, S6 edge, and the Note 5. This aluminum alloy contains many different metal components, tasking Karalux's engineers with inventing new chemical processes and gilding methods.

Needless to say, these works of technological and jewelry craft come at a price. The 24K Gold Samsung Galaxy S7 starts at $1750, and the Galaxy S7 edge drives the tag up to $1950. If these prices haven't made your eyes water already, then the touching story about a Karalux customer breaking his brand new gilded Galaxy S7 upon receiving it will instantly bring tears to your eyes.

source: Karalux

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1. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

I got 10 of these.

2. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

The article is talking about premium phones not brain haemorrhages. Now please get back to the psych ward.

17. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013


3. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 727; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

I bet that is all they have sold.

4. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

the price isnt that bad tough :-/ but can it scratched or worn out by time? since their video is really bad (especially the opening) so I guess their quality is equally bad

7. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Since it's 24k (pure gold) it scratches real easy. 24k is very soft.

22. mothra108

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

There is a surface coating that is applied to it that hardens the gold and makes it more resistant to scratches.

5. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Don't tell me what I can or can not, I just bought pack of platinum cigarettes for 15k$ just because I felt like it

6. Wolf_Blitza

Posts: 64; Member since: May 30, 2014

"...you can't afford" speak for yourself, PA

8. tyrionTheWise unregistered

Speaking of materials, turns out g5 is made of plastic: https://youtu.be/0GQ43cF5TuU https://youtu.be/SyP_cEpp2Zo I can't understand why they deviated from the excellent build quality (quite amazing frankly) of the V10 to this abomination.

10. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

they say its metal just because they didnt want to put wireless charging on this phone, lol they'll be HTC-ed soon

15. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Did you watch the full video ? It still has metal deep beneath. However, for whatever reason LG decided to put plastic on top metal which is really really stupid.

16. tyrionTheWise unregistered

Yes, I did watch the full video. But metal inside doesn't matter. Even Samsung's of old used metal inside for rigidity. You won't call them metal phones.

9. MrMiyagi

Posts: 41; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

$2000 for a Gold plated device...sorry but my phones usually take a beating from all the drops and dunks. I'd rather buy 3 S7 edges for myself and my siblings than give a fvkboi another reason to mug me.

11. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

to be honest i can afford a 1000 of these but still wont buy it because it is useless

12. TerryTerius unregistered

It serves the same function all jewelry ever made does, an aesthetic alteration or enhancement. Whether or not that has worth to you will be a personal thing, but the looks are the point. All depends on your personal tastes.

18. TheGranter

Posts: 63; Member since: Jan 28, 2016

gold is very ugly material and there are so many people posing with it that what is the uniqueness with having it? I'd rather wear silver or a colourfull item that actually LOOKS nice. I could buy this but why should i ^^? Only reason i can see anyone "needing" this if you are some person that absolutely needs attention from others to be like "hey look at me, i'm rich". But if you are rich there are better ways to show that imo.

20. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

There's a whole category, I guess you could say it is "for the rich" but to me, regardless of how much money I have it would fall into the "Why?" category.

21. mothra108

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

I just bought the S7 edge and I do think the gold looks nice with the black screen, but not for $1950. I'll save that money to go toward the next bass that I get.

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