Now that's premium - Galaxy S6 in rose gold and platinum will cost you a pretty penny


You might have thought that the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are already premium enough, what with the metal-and-glass chassis in different colors, but how about having those in gold or platinum? That's as premium as it gets this side of diamond-sprinkling the phones, and those good folks from Goldgenie have done exactly that. The company will offer Galaxy S6 and S6 edge gilded in (rose) gold and platinum for preorder starting March 20th, at £1,664 (around $2,457) starting price, depending on the cover material. Any takers?

source: Goldgenie

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Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
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  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S6 edge
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2600 mAh(26h talk time)

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50 Comments

1. mhmhmh63

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 26, 2012

Woooow woooow first comment And that's A good shoot from samy

27. engineer-1701d unregistered

i love how the little tiny apple watch gold is 10,000.00 and the platnum and gold gs6 is 2500. i may get the rose gold or platnum s6

2. phichart

Posts: 335; Member since: May 03, 2014

OMG...... I love that Platinum one!

8. Industriality

Posts: 131; Member since: Sep 08, 2014

I have to agree, definitely good looking !

13. Obie-Wan

Posts: 108; Member since: May 24, 2012

Couldn't agree more

23. cncrim

Posts: 1585; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

I take stainless steel for less

3. My1cent

Posts: 370; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Make rose gold for ladies and dark copper/bronze for men please :)

15. revampmybrain unregistered

Not trying to be mean but, these aren't mcdonalds toys. There's no color for men or women, they're just colors. I'm a dude and I think rose gold would look way better than copper. But yeah they should totally make more metallic color options.

37. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I agree. I had the Rose Gold color for the Galaxy Gear and I love it. Looks way better than copper as you stated. But Gold in general is marketed more towards girls, while for example men's jewelry will have gold as an accent. Silver/Platinum is more universal and looks good with either gender IMO. Rose Gold is more masculine IMO because its darker vs Yellow Gold is a softer hue which to me is more feminine. But just my opinion.

4. KinqElessaR

Posts: 45; Member since: Dec 04, 2014

Price is not absurd like gold AppleWatch.

6. TyrionLannister unregistered

I think it's gold plated. Apple watch is made out of gold. That's a lot of difference.

12. KinqElessaR

Posts: 45; Member since: Dec 04, 2014

I think they both are not necessary. So cheaper is better IMO. Because they're gonna be old models within a year. And again i think Apple Watch is absurdly expensive since you can get more than 200grs of gold bar instead of it.

17. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

No, it is an ceramic alloy, I think it was stated somewhere that it is like 3-4 grams of gold max in the whole watch....

25. Salazzi

Posts: 537; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

No, the back where the heart rate sensors are, is ceramic. The rest of the watch is gold. It's approx 1.5-2.5 ounces of gold in the watch itself.

29. engineer-1701d unregistered

my $250 gold chain and anchor necklace has more gold than that and its 18k

32. Salazzi

Posts: 537; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

You're either a liar, a thief, or a fool. 1 ounce of gold costs $1200. No company would sell you a product that at minimum costs $2000 in raw resource costs, at $250. What now? You feel entitled to get gold at 1/10th the mining cost?

45. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Did you even understand what he said? He said he bets his $250 18K gold chain has more gold in it vs the 18K Apple Watch. He could actually be right, even if he was sarcastically joking. I think he was trying to be funny, you are being way to serious.

49. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Go here -https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110307081242AAEo7sU Read what was asked, and read the first answer that is 4 years old. Then adjust the math according. I know he was joking with his post, but what he was trying to say is right in principle. We know an 18K gold chain at $250 has less gold in it than Apple Watch. But in principle, what Apple is charging for the same 18K gold, the markup is even more than what Intel charges for a chip. Based on facts, I know as a fact, it costs Intel about $25.00 to make a single i7 Extreme Edition Processor. They sell them for roughly $1000 if you buy them in bulk. Most places like Newegg will sell you one for just under $1000 . Look at that profit margin.

42. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I am betting that is false. DO THE MATH 1 OUNCE of 24K gold is $2400USD x 2.5 = $6000USD and Apple is asking $10,000. The Apple Watch is made of 18K gold, which means it has less than 1 ounce of gold as I posted earlier and I knew I was right.

46. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No their isn't. Do your own math based on your previous post. 24K Gold cost $1200USD per ounce. The Apple watch is 18K gold, which contains less than 1 ounce of gold. Look at the size of the phone case vs the size of the Apple Watch. You really think Apple used MORE gold in the watch that small vs the case on the phone? DUDE!!!!!!!!! WAKE UP. DO THE MATH. I'm not picking on you, but look at your earlier post and figure out why you are likely wrong. Theer is no way Apple used 1.5 to 2.5 ounces of gold. HERE -https://www.google.com/search?q=1+ounce+of+gold&biw=1920&bih=979&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=FQYLVYrSGceXNsTRgOAF&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAg I google'd 1 ounce of gold. Look what you can accomplish with just one ounce. Again do the math. 1 Ounce of pure gold is enough to make one Apple Watch cases a couple MM thick easily at 24K. So since the watch is 18K, why would they need more than 1 ounce? Apple isnt going to tell u how much gold is in it, but a 3rd party will.-http://www.ibtimes.com/apple-watch-how-much-gold-18k-watch-edition-1822948 Read that. This jeweler who actually understand how gold is used says, on a guess, that Apple like used approx 29.16GRAMS of gold which has a street value of $850. So do the math bro. If Apple sells just one of those at $10,000, look at how much profit that is.

28. engineer-1701d unregistered

modified 18k gold if apple wanted to justify the 10k-17k price they should have done modified 24k

39. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

True. But I bet there is MORE Gold in that plating than 10 Apple Watches made with gold combined. However doing the numbers, an ounce of pure gold is roughly $1200USD. Based on looking at how big an ounce of gold is, its more than enough to make a case for maybe 2 Apple Watches depending on how thick the casing is, which I am sure isn't very thick. So if Apple is charging $10,000 for one watch, that should mean, the gold watch should have nearly 10 ounces of gold in it and I can bet you $1M, it doesn't. However, gold is predicted to increase to $2400USD in China as demand rises and that si per ounce. But even at that price, one Apple Watch doesn't have 3 ounces of gold in it. I am basing my theory on the fact the iPhone itself uses less than one pound total weight of aluminum which costs $1.60USD per pound. You think the Apple Watch has a full ounce of Gold in it?

40. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

FALSE -http://www.wired.com/2015/03/yes-theres-market-10​000-apple-watch/ You need to know what you are talking about, and the people who gave you a thumbs up need to understand what they are upping you for. By definition, pure gold is 24 Karat - which costs right now about $1200USD per OUNCE. The Apple Watch is not 24 Karat Gold, its 18K which means it uses a mixture of other metals. So no, its not pure gold. According to what I read, GoldGenie is actually using 24K Gold on the S6, which is pure 100% gold mixed with nothing. The Apple Watch is using 18K. So you actually have it backwards. GSMARENA confirms they are using 24K gold and I went to GoldGenie website and the S5 was done in 24K as well. So Apple charging $10,000 for 18K gold is a huge markup when it isnt even pure gold, while the case on the Goldgenie phone is real 24K gold and it is 1/3 the price. So now you have a better clue as who the price gouging company is. Any fool who would pay $10,000 for 18K gold, should be slapped until their face turns to mush.

38. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Agreed. Apple wants $10,000 for the Apple Watch in Gold, yet this device uses more of it and I can get to for around $2000. This shows just how much Apple is really overcharging for very little. I actually may by the Rose Gold for mom to replace her S3. She will be thrilled.

5. drunkenjay

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

lol a phone that is cheaper than an apple watch....

7. TyrionLannister unregistered

Isn't pretty much every phone is cheaper than Apple watch.

44. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No. The Apple Watch starts at $349 - $10,000. Actually I saw a listed price as high as $17,000 for the Apple Watch. I can buy a car for $17,000 and it can do everything for the most part the Apple Watch can, and lots it can't.

26. Salazzi

Posts: 537; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

Than AN Apple watch, or than the gold Apple watch? There's a huge difference. If you think the phone is cheaper than the $350 Apple watch, you need some mental assistance.

30. engineer-1701d unregistered

the basic womans 350 plus 100 for the band, your looking at about 500 after tax for aluminum no sapphire the steel with sapphire and nice leather strap will put you at 750

33. Salazzi

Posts: 537; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

The band is included. Your ignorance has no limits it appears. $350+tax is all you'd pay.

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