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A gold-plated Samsung Galaxy S7 can be yours for just $3,000

A gold-plated Samsung Galaxy S7 can be yours for just $3,000 Mashable We're using cookies to improve your experience. Click Here to find out more. Mashable Mashable Mashable Australia Mashable France Mashable India Mashable UK Sign in Like Follow Follow Mashable see more  > Search Videos Social Media Tech Business Entertainment World Lifestyle Watercooler Shop More Channels Videos Social Media Tech Business Entertainment World Lifestyle Watercooler Shop Company About Us Licensing & Reprints Archive Mashable Careers Contact Contact Us Submit News Advertise Advertise Legal Privacy Policy Terms of Use Cookie Policy Apps iPhone / iPad Android Resources Subscriptions Sites Mashable Shop Job Board Social Good Summit Tech Like Follow Follow A gold-plated Samsung Galaxy S7 can be yours for just $3,000 737 Shares Share Tweet Share What's This? By Stan Schroeder 2016-03-10 16:19:32 UTC When a new phone is announced, many of of us await the pricing with dread: Will you be able to afford it, or will you have to suffer through another year with your old phone that only holds a charge for 30 minutes? Some customers, however, are ready to pay a much higher price for a little extra bling. If you're looking for a phone that will show how deep your pockets are (both literally and figuratively), you should check out Goldgenie's gold-plated versions of the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.  SEE ALSO: Samsung's gold Gear S2 smartwatch will soon be available worldwide The UK brand now has both variants of the phone available for pre-order, both encased in 24k gold, rose gold or platinum, and both coming in a special cherry oak finish box.  The actual phone — besides the gold plating and the wooden box — is exactly the same as the regular Galaxy S7 : 5.1-inch screen, a Snapdragon 820 processor, and a 12-megapixel camera. Thankfully, it comes with 64GB storage capacity (instead of 32GB, which is the default in the U.S.), and all that bling hasn't affected its IP68-certified water and dust resistance.  Same goes for the 5.5-inch Galaxy S7 Edge , which also comes with 64GB of storage memory.  The price starts at £2,097 ($2,973) for the S7 and £2,297 ($3,264) for the S7 Edge.  The prices, while likely out of reach for most customers, don't appear to be obnoxiously high. For comparison, some of Vertu's luxury phones cost tens of thousands of dollars, and luxury brand Stuart Hughes currently sells a golden iPhone 6S  (though that one has a solid gold body instead of a gold-plated one) for £19,995 ($28,415) Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments. Topics: Galaxy S7 , Galaxy S7 Edge , Gold , goldgenie , Mobile , samsung , Tech About Us Jobs Advertise Subscribe Privacy Terms Mashable is a global, multi-platform media and entertainment company. Powered by its own proprietary technology, Mashable is the go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content for its dedicated and influential audience around the globe. ©2005-2016 Mashable, Inc. Reproduction without explicit permission is prohibited. All Rights Reserved. Designed in collaboration with Code & Theory