This is what a $45K smartphone case looks like!
Have two million pesos lying around and nothing to spend it on? Why not this diamond encrusted case for the new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge?
Designed in collaboration with Philippines-based jeweler Marilou Co, the fancy case joins the ranks of the world’s most expensive smartphone cases including those made of gold, titanium, and Italian leather designed by the likes of Mainsai and Gresso.
The fancy case was designed more as an art piece than an accessory, and is crafted from 160 grams of 18K of solid gold, encrusted with 60 diamonds, and valued at a little under two million pesos ($45K).
It took about a month for Marilou Jewellery to handcraft the S6 Edge case, designed with curves of the new S6 Edge in mind. The case features gold rings broken up by diamonds the size of pebbles.
The case was unveiled alongside other local works of art at the April 17 Philippine launch of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge at the SM Megamall Fashion Hall.
The initiative is a first for Samsung Philippines, and the swanky fashion event, a reflection of Samsung’s renewed focus on design. The Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge are huge departures from Samsung’s trademark plastic design.
Both phones with their front and back glass panels and aluminum trim have been dubbed the prettiest smartphones Samsung has ever made. I called them pretty darn amazing.
In the Philippines the S6 and the S6 Edge are priced at P35,990 and P41,990 respectively.