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...
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41. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

And its using REAL GOLD

9. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Does it last a month with heavy usage since no removable battery?

10. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

No but it comes with a charger ;)

11. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

The source (goldgenie) points to the a page on PhoneArena ;)

14. vuyonc

Posts: 1089; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

Those should have been the original colour options!

16. LittleGaGaKiller

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

Looks ugly even if it's made of diamond

18. TAMARETTE

Posts: 182; Member since: Jun 15, 2014

Troll

19. koma5111

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 02, 2015

Troll... We are sexy in this our galaxy world look at that rose gold... perfect for a loved one

20. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Samsung and its followers are using the word "Premium" way to much. It just screams they are trying to hard. You don't say "premium" iPhone. You already know what it is. Truth be told, the S6 is what the S4 should have been riding off the success of the S3. The android market has caught up and they are getting murdered on the low end. The S6 will sell decent, but the dominating sales of 2012/early 2013 are gone.

21. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

What? iphone premium? since when???? It really looks like a toy for someone that don't have the brain to use android.

22. TAMARETTE

Posts: 182; Member since: Jun 15, 2014

Trying too hard? Shocking! Shame on Samsung for trying too hard. Apple doesn't try at all, on the other hand. They have a ready-made field of iSheep who goo "baaaaa" every time Apple release something. Eventually though, even those people will realize that Apple are having them on.

24. Exempt1 unregistered

Or, they have low, medium and high end devices. This is so high end, that they are calling it a premium device. Again, who cares about sales? I'm getting an S6 Edge, and I'm suuuuuuuper excited, but I won't go cry when I find out some other manufacturer has higher sales; I want an Edge.

48. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

No we aren't. The S6 is not made of a premium material, because Aluminum is not a premium material. So the iPhone isn't anymore premium based on the case material. Now, what does make the S6 "premium" is the components: Dual Quad-cores vs dual core 3GB of DDR4 RAM vs 1GB DDR3 RAM 32GB of the fastest storage vs 16GB of one of the slowest 1440p display vs 750/1080p 5/16MP camera with 1.9 Aperture vs 1.2/8MP with 2.2 Aperture An OS that has full multi-tasking vs not available Faster charging at half the time vs well double the time. 6.8MM vs 6.9MM Has a smaller battery and higher specs, yet still last longer $599/650 vs 749/849 That si what maks the S6 "premium" by definition which in this case Merriam Webster defines premium in this instance as an Adjective - : high or higher than normal : of high or higher than normal quality For Apple, it is also an Adjective mean - higher-priced http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/premium

31. pavsidhu

Posts: 214; Member since: May 20, 2014

The only nice looking premium phones I've seen.

35. BaffledTruffle

Posts: 523; Member since: Dec 07, 2013

The Platinum one looks delightful. This should have been their base colors, even if it's just glass and not actual gold/platinum,

36. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Now that folks is phones made of a premium material. I would prefer one made of Titanium, so not only do I get premium, I also get a metal that is harder and much harder to damage. Gold will chip and scuff like Aluminum because it is soft. The Platinum is very pretty. I'm not too big on gold. Whoever, these are true premium skinned devices. I want Platinum please and I want a 1/4 carat diamonds to line up and form the Verizon symbol on the back. CLASSIC!

43. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

First of all, let me help everyone out. I use to love studying the Periodic Table. 100% Pure Gold is define as having 24K. Today's price in USD is $2400. Based on the info at Goldgenies website, they use 24karat gold on their products. That is pure 100% Gold, the way God made it...lol. The Apple Watch for example and factually uses 18K gold. Which means A) its not 100% gold (Google what 18K gold is) and B) contains less than one ounce of pure gold in the mixture. Now, if Gold Genie is charging $2500 for this case, then it likely is using nearly 2 ounces of pure 24K gold based on the costs. I looked at how much 1 ounce of gold is and how much of that when melted could be used for a case and it isnt enough dpending on thickness and after it is machined, it actually lose some of the material. So there is certainly less than a full 2 ounces in the case, but considering the production costs, $2500 is cheap. Now Apple charging $10,000 for 18K gold is ridiculous as it isn't even pure gold. In fact, its basically not even as good as gold plating. The less gold in the miture, the softer the metal which is already naturally very soft. Now there is a plus side to 18K gold. Because it is mixed with other metals, it could be made to be a bit harder, to help prevent chipping. However, knowing Apple they will skimp on protection as we've seen with the iPhone 6/6+. Think about what you will do with a watch on you wrist. I know as a fact, taht when wearing a watch, you will bump said watch on other objects daily. In just a weeks time an Apple watch will have scratches and dings quickly as it has no case on it at all. Certainly not worth $10,000. Cars are worth $10,000. I rather get a Rolex where they use 24K gold vs Apple at 18K. Anyways I just wanted to provide some education for the Apple fans and those who may not understand metals in general.

47. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

A 3rd party jeweler estimated that Apple likely use less than 30grams of gold on the Apple Watch, which has a street value of $850. http://www.ibtimes.com/apple-watch-how-much-gold-18k-watch-edition-1822948 I am not saying he is right. What I am saying is Apple sureley used 18K Gold while pure Gold is 24K, which means there is less than an ounce of gold in 18K to begin with and it was sthetched as thin as possible knowing Apple's cheap @$$. After all, they used the bottom of the barrel aluminum on their phone. What does that tell you? After all, Samsung stated they used 6061T grade Aluminum on their phone which is exactly what is used on commercial airplanes. Apple certainly didn't because the iPhon ebent like tinfol at only 70lbs or pressure. I love science, but I don't know how strong the winds effect on metal is. But you figure if a plane is mae of this and it flies at 600MPH or faster in the sky, at temperatures right at or below freezing at 40,000ft, I am betting the wind is creating more than 70lbs of force, which means if I strapped an iPhone to the front of the plane, it would lilely shatter into a million pieces of glittery dust particle, while the S6 would be as good as new other than damage from flying debris. I am rambling, but you get the idea. Right?

50. insanity99

Posts: 104; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

TechieXP1969 I think I'm in love with you.. Lol..

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