Samsung’s recently-launched Galaxy Note 9 is undoubtedly a beast of a smartphone. It’s packed with the most-powerful mobile hardware currently available and has more features than you can shake a stick at. Now, all that goodness doesn’t come cheap, which is why the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (unsurprisingly) starts off at a hefty $999.99 (Rs 67,900 in India).
However, it seems Caviar, a Russia-based online boutique famous for its outrageously-expensive customised smartphones and accessories, thinks that the Galaxy Note 9’s price is too low for a smartphone of its caliber. Caviar has launched a special ‘Fine Gold Edition’ of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, which has a back panel made from 1kg of pure gold. Yep, you read that right!
Except for the bulky back, Caviar’s ‘Fine Gold Edition’ Galaxy Note 9 is identical to a regular Galaxy Note 9. The rear panel has the words ‘Fine Gold 999.9,’ ‘Net Wt 1000g,’ and ‘Caviar’ embossed on it. Interesting!
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But what about the price? Well, if you do decide to get Caviar’s ‘Fine Gold Edition’ Galaxy Note 9, you’ll have to shell out an insane 3.87 million roubles (~ $60,000). And by the way, that’s the price of the 128GB variant. If you want the top-of-the-line 512GB version, you’ll have to pay 66,840 roubles (~$1,000) more.
If gold isn’t your thing, Caviar offers many other customised versions of the Galaxy Note 9. These are available with a golden engraving, alligator leather, and composite onyx. There’s even a version with a golden logo of the Russian Federation. However, at a price of around 2,28,381 roubles (~$3,414), they cost peanuts in comparison to the ‘Fine Gold Edition’ of the Galaxy Note 9.