Even though both the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus were released to critical acclaim, we felt that there was something missing. Thankfully, Vietnamese gold-plating shop Karalux stepped in to fill the void by offering to gold-plate either smartphone, reports SamMobile.
The process begins by taking either the Galaxy Note 5 or Galaxy S6 Edge Plus apart, piece by piece. These pieces then get processed and coated with different chemicals before being submerged in a tank of liquid gold, a process that is sure to tickle Goldmember’s fancy. Once the 24K liquid gold adheres to the pieces, Karalux adds a protective layer that the store claims makes the frame of either phone stronger than 7000 series aluminum, yet one-third as dense as stainless steel.
As previously alluded to, Karalux’s gold-plating process applies to the sides of either the Galaxy Note 5 or the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, as well as the power and volume buttons, the LED flash modules, and the metal around the camera. In addition, Karalux goes through 10 different steps before adding that protective layer. In other words, Karalux takes its gold-plating process very seriously.
If the thought of having a 24K gold Galaxy Note 5 or Galaxy S6 Edge Plus doesn’t deter you, you can buy either handset directly from Karalux for a hefty VND 25 million, or $1,110. If, on the other hand, you already own the regular version of either handset, Karalux will charge you a more reasonable VND 8 million ($355).
Karalux is already in the business of applying its 24K gold treatment to smartphones, as the shop also dipped both the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge in gold when the handsets were released back in April. Because the process involves taking apart your phone, however, we doubt your warranty will help you should any issues arise.