A simple phone can sometimes cost tens of millions of dollars
Over the years, phones have received huge technological advancements, and despite their similarities, smartphones still vary based on specializations, features, and operating systems, but in terms of price, luxury may be the most prominent factor.
There are phones that set records and their prices are therefore not in the comparison lists when you think of buying a phone, but you can take a look at the 8 most expensive phones in the world today, according to The Richest magazine.
8- Goldvish Le Million
When the phone was released by Swiss manufacturer Goldvish in 2006, Goldvish Le Million entered the Guinness Book of Records for being the most exclusive and expensive phone in the world.
Its exterior is made of 8-karat white gold, with 120 carats of VVS-1 diamonds, and a specially designed Saphire glass screen by renowned designer Emmanuel Gautier. As a limited edition phone, only 3 copies were produced, each costing a million dollars.
7- Gresso Luxor Las Vegas Jackpot
Released in 2010, this phone is part of a limited edition series consisting of only 3 units, made of 120 grams of gold and black diamonds. While its internal functions may not match today’s smartphones, its exterior screams luxury and luxury.
To get this phone today, one would have to be willing to pay a whopping sum of one million dollars.
6- Diamond Crypto
When the Diamond Crypto Smartphone was launched in 2006, many critics described it as a “rich and paranoid” phone due to its price and convenience.
The body of the phone is made of 18-karat rose gold and platinum, and it was the safest phone in the world at the time. The security of the phone ensures that the processor, phone calls, SMS, email, etc. are encrypted by the owners. Its cost is 1.3 million dollars.
5- iPhone 3G Kings Button
When the phone was launched in the middle of the global crisis in 2009, many thought its Austrian designer, Peter Aloisson, was delusional. The rich and powerful found the 18-karat yellow, white, and rose gold phone very attractive and worth having. The body of the phone is made of 138 brilliant-quality diamonds, with its home button also featuring a rare diamond (6.6 carats).
The aesthetically pleasing phone costs $2.5 million today.
4- Goldstriker iPhone 3GS Supreme
Like most phones in this class, the 2009 Goldstriker iPhone 3GS Supreme was another high-end device that screamed luxury at its launch. According to its British designer, Stuart Hughes, it is made of 136 fancy diamonds for the back, 53 diamonds to form the Apple logo, and 22 karat gold.
The phone is similar in performance and operation to the iPhone 3G Kings Button, except that the home button is crowned with a diamond (7.1 carats). The phone would cost a whopping $3.2 million if one were to have it today.
3- iPhone 4 Diamond Rose Edition
iPhone 4 Diamond Rose Edition was released in 2010, another design from Stuart Hughes that exudes luxury in its looks and design.
The limited edition phone comes in a granite presentation box, and only two copies of the phone were made. 100 carats of diamonds were used to manufacture the phone, making it very exclusive and expensive. At the time of release, the phone cost $8 million.
2- iPhone 4s Elite Gold
In the same year, Stuart Hughes made the iPhone 4s Elite Gold, which is the second most expensive phone ever.
Like previous phones, it is handcrafted and covered with 500 diamonds with a total weight of 100 carats. The backplate and logo are made of 24-karat gold.
The home button is crowned with an 8.6-carat single-cut diamond and comes with a spare one-cut diamond (7.6 carats). The price of the phone when it was released was $9.4 million.
1- Falcon Supernova iPhone 6 Pink Diamond
The most expensive phone ever produced is the Falcon Supernova iPhone 6 Pink Diamond which was designed in the year 2014 by Falcon similar to the iPhone 6.
Its exclusive platinum exterior design comes with 24-karat gold and rose gold. However, unlike other phones in its class, it offers customers who don’t want to buy cheaper versions like Orange Diamond, worth $42.5 million, and Blue Diamond, priced at $32.5 million.
One would need to forgo at least $48.5 million to buy this phone today.