They’re handmade, with genuine stitched leather, shatterproof, insanely priced, sported by the uber-rich, and most of us haven’t seen one. But they’re there, they exist. We’re talking about the limited edition, handcrafted luxury smartphones that millionaires carry around in their satin-lined pockets. Exquisitely designed and built using premium materials, these phones, which do have more than capable hardware specifications, are more or less trophies of status and fashion statements. But no one can deny that they’re gorgeous devices, and anyone would love to get their hands on these jewel-encrusted gadgets. And that is why we’ll be taking a look at the six most expensive smartphones in the whole world.
1. Vertu Signature Touch for Bentley
Price: 9000 USD to 19000 USD
Snapdragon 810 processor
21 MP and 2.1 MP cameras
Vertu is a well-known name in the world of luxury smartphones and this year it partnered with its automobile counterpart Bentley to build a luxury phone. Out came the Signature Touch. The Bentley branded device is available in 8 leather options and 16 stitching options.
2. Lamborghini 88 Tauri
The carmaker Lamborghini built a super-phone using luxury materials like calfskin leather and different gold-plates. The leather is available in 9 different colours. The phone, which looks a Lamborghini supercar, houses a shatter-proof glass that is said to be of the same material as a Lamborghini car. How’s that for a phone?
3. Sirin Solarin Crystal
Price: 14000 USD
Now here’s a phone that is expensive because it has a military-grade encryption and is said to be one of the most secure phones in the world. User Data is protected with high-end security and advanced encryption. The phone is one of the most expensive smartphones even in this list.
4. Gresso Regal Gold
Price: 6000 USD
1.5 GHz processor
5 inch 1080p display
13 MP and 5 MP cameras
Fancy a gold bar that doubles as a phone? This is it then. It looks as if someone buried a phone inside a gold bar. The phone case is made of gold-plated titanium.
5. Goldvish Eclipse
Price: 7668 USD
Built with exotic leather and a chassis of precious metals, this phone is as sleek as sleek can get. The 13MP camera comes with six lenses to avoid distortion.
6. Black Diamond iPhone
Price: 15.3 Million USD
IPhone 5 with iOS
As far as expensive and luxury phones are concerned, this one sure takes the diamond frosted cake. Priced at a whopping, unbelievable price of USD 15 Million, the Black Diamond iPhone is the iPhone 5 with a jewel-encrusted exterior. The phone is designed by master designer Stuart Hughes, who slapped a super expensive black diamond onto the iPhone and sprinkled a few diamonds here, some grams of gold there to make this luxury smartphone.
So there we have it. A list of super expensive, luxury smartphones designed to woo the crazy-rich.