The Galaxy S8 not premium enough for you? How about a $2,800 gold-plated version?

If you want your phone to scream “pretentious”, but aren't particularly fond of Vertu's underpowered, yet overpriced offerings, you can always go another path — there are luxury accessory makers out there that decorate the world's best flagships with gold and Swarovski stones and sell them for pretty penny. There's no better way to prove your social status than to spend 370% more than you should on a piece of hardware, though it does raise questions on whether you've acquired your wealth with your own financial decisions or through other means.

In any case, London-based store Truly Exquisite has opened a pre-order round for premium-priced Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ phones. We've got a choice of gold, rose gold, and platinum plating for the phone frames, while the devices themselves can be in either Midnight Black or Orchid Gray. The price runs from £2,250 to £2,400 (from $2,810 to $3,000) and you get a few accessories added as a free gift (what?) — a wooden display box, a bling-plated power bank, a wireless charger, a Gear VR set, and a luxury leather card holder. You know — that $3,000 smartphone had better come with a card holder, else it might not be worth the purchase!

Shipping will begin on the 22nd of May — we assume Truly Exquisite needs Samsung to actually start selling the Galaxy S8, so it could get its hands on some units and start plating them. If you are more of an iPhone guy yourself, the shop also offers a wide variety of crazily-priced Apple handsets as well.

source: Truly Exquisite via Android Community

Related phones

Galaxy S8
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)
Galaxy S8+
  • Display 6.2" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(24h 3G talk time)



1. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Yup, Samsung going Apple again.

2. peace247 unregistered


3. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Aftermarket, so it's not Samsung's doing. To be fair. They look hot, though.

4. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Yup, Samsung going Apple again." No, this gold-plated S8 and S8 Plus is done by a 3rd party... It has nothing to do with Samsung.

5. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

do you even read?

9. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Trolls can't read. Their stupid!

8. southernzombie

Posts: 357; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Slap yourself. HARD

10. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Even Apple doesn't make a gold plated iPhone. You're stupid! You can't read as all gold phones are done by 3rd parties. You're an idiot! Please blindfold yourself and walk across a freeway!

6. TerryTerius unregistered

I don't even like gold that much, but I would buy this.

7. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

$2800 and no batman logo? no thanks..

11. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Wouldn't a Batman or Iron Man S8 look dope as fizzzzuck!

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