Samsung's Batman-themed Galaxy S7 edge Injustice Edition looks stupid expensive

Samsung's Batman-themed Galaxy S7 edge Injustice Edition looks stupid expensive
Samsung's got a penchant for limited-edition collector versions of its flagship smartphones, and that's especially true when it comes to superheroes; just look at last year's Galaxy S6 edge Iron Man Limited Edition. So it didn't come as a huge shock when late last month we learned about plans for a new Samsung Galaxy S7 edge with a Batman theme to help promote the Injustice: Gods Among Us collectible card game. Samsung confirmed the phone with its stylish gold-on-black look and matching Gear VR headset (in select markets), and while the company identified some regions where it planned to release the hardware, at the time it wasn't saying anything about pricing. Now those details are starting to trickle in, and it looks like this is going to be one expensive special edition.

Take Russia, for instance: there a regular GS7 edge fetches about $770. By contrast, this Injustice Edition will demand what works out to just over $1,250. Granted, that includes the bundled Gear VR, but considering how Samsung's literally been giving those away, it's difficult to assign much value to the pack-in.

In Indonesia the situation's not much different, and pre-orders for the Galaxy S7 edge Injustice Edition are asking a little under $1,140 for the package.

It's possible that lucky Batman fans in some other market will be able to score a slightly better deal, but so far we haven't caught wind of any with more attractive pricing.

Would you spend over $1,000 on this set? Or are you happy just slapping some after-market Batman case on your regular-old smartphone?


source: Samsung Indonesia, Hi-Tech@Mail.ru (Google Translate) via Phandroid

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53 Comments

1. LRSousa

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

Hell no.

14. EyeSea

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 04, 2016

Rubbish and ripoff For $1250 , I can ask Samsung to make me a custom made, tailor spec phone. All sapphire front and back 8gb Ram Custom made 8891 Soc Mali t880mp16

15. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

You can't.

32. flavius22

Posts: 218; Member since: Aug 23, 2015

He can ask whatever he wants. Everyone will ignore him though

34. EyeSea

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 04, 2016

If Mi5 and other governments can, why can't I?

26. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

So...you expect limited edition hardware to be cheap? Gosh you sound really dumb!

33. EyeSea

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 04, 2016

Are you telling me that an extra 4 gb Ram and all sapphire glass and T880Mp16 will cost $400 extra? If so the price from a standard S7 to a special edition version will be more than $1200?

40. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

It would cost more than that. This isn't a desktop gaming rig. They would have to create a special circuit board for your RAM ($), source and cut two pieces of sapphire glass ($$), create a new version of TW that recognizes and works with your additions ($$$), and last but certainly not least, tape out a new one-off SoC that utilizes your unicorn GPU that does not exist in any product ($$$$$$$$$$$$$$$).

42. EyeSea

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 04, 2016

+1....

36. chenski

Posts: 774; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

its called injustice for a reason: the price

44. vijay.alapati

Posts: 181; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Only if they give me the original Bat Car ;p

2. jonartpop

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 25, 2012

It's not stupid, it's just expensive.

9. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Both being subjective. It's stupid, but not stupid. It's expensive, but not expensive. Just depends on if you like this stuff. If I had it, I wouldn't even take it out the box. Just open it and admired it rich design and color scheme like the Iron Man one. Something like this in 20 years could be worth double or triple. My AMEX is ready, but I wouldn't spend more than $1000

20. Subie

Posts: 2390; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

An original iPhone in the box would be worth something in the future.

43. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Nah. Because iPhones aren't rare. They will find millions of buried iPhones. Only a handful batman phones.

45. Subie

Posts: 2390; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

53. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Who you thinks gonna buy that's? Let's see, I can get a Galaxy S7 with a VR, storage extension, IP68 rated, fast charging, QHD disable having deckedout , glass and metalDC Comic theme top selling phone in a limited addition for $1200 or I can get some tiny 3" device, made out of plastic with a tiny low resolution display, that barely has copy and paste? Both are a waste of. Only, but one is far more worth it. I'm going S7. Ferrari vs a Pinto and the Ferrari is cheaper. You can have your pinto. Or maybe buy both. I can get a 2G way cheaper.http://www.ebay.com/itm/Apple-iPhone-2G-1st-Generation-8GB-Black-Smartphone-AT-T-/252329994558?hash=item3ac00a293e:g:zpc I don't need it to be new or sealed. You know why? Millions of others could have one or have had one. The batman phone may be owned by less than 1000 people.

35. chenski

Posts: 774; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

so my dads nokia 8250 must be worth a fortune

39. EyeSea

Posts: 43; Member since: Jun 04, 2016

Any 8 series are worth the current value.

3. Firestorm

Posts: 44; Member since: Jun 27, 2015

Pa act like this is the first overpriced device in the history.. at least it's not 16GB crap...

18. ahmadkun

Posts: 614; Member since: May 02, 2016

i see .. hahahahahahah

4. jeevanand88 unregistered

Well.. if this is stupid wat do u cal a 1000$ 1 yr old normal 128gb iphone 6s plus?!!

6. dimas

Posts: 3382; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Aye. iphone 6s plus can't even have a decent bluetooth and nfc for everything.

8. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Abso-frikkin-exactly!

21. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1185; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Why do stupid fanboys always have to divert all Samsung anger toward Apple? Is Apple even mentioned in this article? This is stupid, while the iPhone is no better, btw, 6s plus doesn't cost 1000USD, even though the pricing is still absolutely ridiculous, I was hoping this year, they will replace the 128gb model with 256gb while the 64gb with 128gb, it would somehow make the price a little more justifiable compared to the 6 and 6s

25. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It does cost what is equal to more than $1000 in lots of countries. The 128GB iPhone is $849-899. After taxes, activation, a case and screen protector...it's over $1000. Just saying!

51. jeevanand88 unregistered

If sum1 telling some fact, why people alwys jump on the FANboysims!! meanwhile, i own an iphone 6s and im using it as a primary phone..!! dont try to be sooo smart!! It was jus my opinion as the writer mentioned 1250$ on it is stupid...!!

5. maherk

Posts: 6960; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

It's a limited edition related to a comic character. Just the other day I was watching Fast N' Loud where they sold a car that Iron Man fell on it in the movie for 75k dollars, it was all banged up and there wasn't even an engine under the hood. One of the comic books at that place was estimated to be worth atleast 500k. So yes, it is expensive, but it isn't stupid expensive, since this is will most likely end up in a collector's cabinet.

29. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Fast N' Loud is a great show

7. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It looks stupid expensive, because it is stupid expensive. But for what it costs, you get more than what any other phone at this costs gets you, I bet you that. Consider this is a limited edition thing, so such will cost a pretty penny. Explain why some smartphones are over $1000 and they aren't limited edition, but sell 200M. HMMMM!!!! If you wanna blow $1800, you can still get the Iron Man Limited Edition too. Yep its stupid expensive, and it didnt come with a gear VR. At least this one does. It's meant to be a collectors items and all such products are stupid expensive in a good and bad way. I really wish they didn't make it limited, so it can be bought by all. At least make it $1000 and I'm game.

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