Technology is getting costlier day by day and every single advancement is being followed by an exponential increase in the price tag. From play stations to headphones, the cost of getting hi-tech gadgets is on a rise and there seems to be no end to this trend. Talking about smartphones, past few years have witnessed significant developments in the smartphone technology. From embedding advanced sensors to enhance security to adding an artificial intelligence (AI) assistant to perform daily tasks, smartphones have travelled a long way in terms of features and specifications from the past decade.
Electronics giants including Apple, Samsung and Google have set a new trend wherein people across the globe are looking for luxury in smartphones. It’s not only the technical specifications that count but also how the device looks. Features like colour and design, today stand on equal footing with the specs giving the smartphone makers another thing to worry about. To put it simply– a phone is as good as it looks and works (in that order).
So, it’s safe to assume that Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus, Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Plus and Google’s Pixel XL are some of the costliest phones in the market?
But no, that’s not the case. Because when it comes to cost, specifications are not the only deciding factor. Here’s a list of 7 smartphones that will blow your mind (literally!):
iPhone 5 Black Diamond
If you are worried that iPhone 8 (or iPhone Edition) will be the costliest phone in the history of devices, take a peek at this one. The casing of the phone has been made with 24-carat gold and the home button features a black diamond. The phone is embellished with 600 white diamonds, 53 of which have been used to make the Apple logo.
Price: $15.3 million (Rs 98,72,40,150)
iPhone 4 Diamond Rose
Here’s another iPhone that will shock you. The bezel of the phone is made using 500 diamonds and the rear part has been made using rose gold. While the Apple logo is embellished with 53 diamonds and the home screen button has been made with 7.4 carats pink diamond.
Price: $5 million (Rs 32,25,62,500)
iPhone 3GS Supreme
It keeps getting better for iPhone lovers. The casing of this iPhone has been made with 271 grammes of 22 carats solid gold. The logo has been made with 53 diamonds and the home screen button has been made with a single cut 7.1 carat diamond.
Price: £1,920,000 (Rs 15,88,02,157)
Diamond Crypto Smartphone
Step over gold, time to use smartphones made of platinum. Diamond Crypto Smartphone has been made with solid platinum and it is embedded with 50 white diamonds. Unlike others, this one comes with powerful data encryption technology to protect your data.
Price: $1.3 million (Rs 1,13,82,298)
GoldVish Le Million
GoldVish Le Million is one of the costliest handsets in the world. It was designed by designer Emmanuel Gueit back in 2006. What makes this phone so costly is its 18 carats white gold body that has been embedded with 20 carats of VVS-1 diamonds. In terms of features, this phone comes with sapphire glass TFT display, GSM, Bluetooth, USB and a 950 mAh battery.
Price: $1.3 million (Rs 8,38,82,500)
Vertu Signature Cobra
Luxury smartphone maker’s latest smartphone Vertu Signature Cobra will burn a big hole in your pockets. The phone has been embellished with 436 rubies and 2 emeralds. It features a 2-inch TFT display along with 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, and 1,200 mAh battery
Price: CNY 24,74,000 (Rs 2,32,15,236)
iPhone Princess Plus
Designed by Peter Aloisson, this iPhone is studded with 318 white diamonds and has been made of 18 carats of gold along the rim. The home screen button is made from 6.6 carat diamond.
Price: $176,400 (Rs 1,13,82,298)
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