With their origins in early 1990s, smartphones have come a long way. They have evolved to become sleeker, smarter and a lot more intelligent. Smartphones have also become cheaper, making them accessible to a much wider customer base. At the other end, there are hi-tech phones that are technologically much more advanced. These command premium pricing and not everyone can afford to buy them. A perfect example would be the latest generation of iPhone.
So, which is the most expensive smartphone in the world? Well, it’s surprising to note that the costliest smartphones are actually collector items. These are usually customized by artists and designers and are worth several millions. Yes, that’s right – these can cost you millions. Here’s a quick look at some of the most expensive smartphones in the world that you can only dream of owning.
Gresso Luxor Las Vegas Jackpot – This is a creation of Gresso, one of the world’s leading accessory designers. The phone utilizes 180 grams of gold in combination with several black diamonds. The back has wooden finish, made from a centuries old African tree. Each key of this phone is embellished with 32-carat manually polished sapphires. This phone will cost you around $1 million.
Goldvish Le Million – This was created by Goldvish, a leading luxury brand. This was the most expensive phone in the world at the time of its launch. The phone utilizes 18-carat gold and several diamonds. Only three of these phones were manufactured and cost $1 million each.
Diamond Crypto Smartphone – Designed by Aloisson and produced by JSC Ancort, Diamond Crypto Smartphone was once the costliest smartphone in the world. However, it has lost that title long back. Most of the phone’s exterior is made from platinum. The logo and home buttons are made of rose gold. It also packs in several diamonds including some rare blue color diamonds. At the sides, the phone has wood finishing made from Macassar Ebony. The phone offers advanced encryption tech to protect the owner’s data. Diamond Crypto Smartphone is priced at $1.3 Million.
Stuart Hughes iPhone 4s Elite Gold – This customized phone utilizes 24-carat gold and around five hundred diamonds. Its home button itself is an 8.6-carat single-cut diamond. The phone comes with a box that is made from pure platinum. A number of precious gemstones such as Opal, Pietersite, Charoite, Rutile Quartz and Star Sunstone have also been used. The price of this phone is pegged at $9.4 million.
Falcon Supernova iPhone 6 Pink Diamond – A customized iPhone 6, Falcon Supernova Pink Diamond Edition costs a whopping $48.5 million. The customized phone is wrapped in 24-carat gold and platinum. It also has a large sized pink diamond at the back. In terms of technology, the phone has been upgraded with advanced hack prevention system. This will keep the contents of the phone safe from prying eyes. The phone doesn’t necessarily look good, but its multi-million dollar price tag makes it an object of desire.