Your $1,000 Galaxy Note 9 not premium enough? Fortunately, there are the likes of Russian company Caviar who are more than willing to burn a hole in your bank account. For the right price of course. It’s not a scam. though. and you do get what you pay for. And in the case of the new Galaxy Note 9, you will be paying 60 times as much for the privilege of having 1 kilogram of gold hugging your smartphone’s rear.
Yes, you read that right. Or hopefully we all read it right. Caviar boasts that it uses 1 kg gold to create the appearance of a gold ingot, the stereotypical gold bar you see in heist movies. That’s pretty much it because what else would you expect from such a smartphone or from Caviar. The company does offer other customizations that are far, far cheaper than this, but who would want those after seeing gold.
Well, those who probably can’t afford it. Caviar is selling the Galaxy Note 9 Fine Gold Edition for 3,870,000 RUB. Don’t worry, the US price has less zeros, only $60,000. And that’s for a 128 GB model. Want the top of the line configuration? The 512 GB Galaxy Note 9 Fine Gold will go for just 3,890,000 RUB, nothing less than $61,000.
You will definitely have to fall head over heels for the Galaxy Note 9 to carry an eye-catching (not to mention thief-attracting) and heavy gold bar in your hand, pocket, or bag. For some, the 4,000 mAh battery and Bluetooth clicker S Pen might be all that it takes to convince them to get a non-gold Purple or Blue one. For others, Samsung may have totally messed up its 2018 chances.