Limited edition 24 karat Gold encased Samsung Galaxy S7 series goes on sale
Limited edition 24 karat Gold encased Samsung Galaxy S7 series goes on saleGoldgenie (Official) Gallery

Samsung officially released the new Galaxy S7 series in global markets last week. Now, a London-based jeweller has begun selling limited-edition pure-gold-encrusted Samsung flagship phones in the UK.

Goldgenie is offering Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, covered in 24 karat gold, for a whopping £2,097 (around $3,012/€2,700/RS 2,02,155) and £2,297 (around $3,330/€2,957/RS 2,21,350), respectively. The company is giving away special Cherry Oak-finish wood-based smartphone boxes with the phones.

The internal specifications of the gold-encased Galaxy S7 series phones are the same as the original.

The Galaxy S7 comes with flat display panel, whereas the S7 edge sports a dual-edge curved screen. The latter is bit bigger, with a 5.5-inch screen. On the other hand, the Galaxy S7 sports a 5.1-inch display. Both phones boast QHD (2560x1440p) resolution screen with "Always On" feature.

The Galaxy S7 series has IP68 water-resistant certification and a microSD-card slot.

[Note: With IP68 certifications, Galaxy S7 series devices can survive five feet underwater for close to 30 minutes]

The limited-edition Galaxy S7 and S7 edge phones come with either Qualcomm's 2.2GHz Snapdragon 820 or Samsung's Exynos 8890 processor backed by 4GB RAM and 64GB inbuilt memory with an option of expansion up to 200GB.

Interested buyers can order the Samsung devices online. They are required to pay 50 percent of the total price as down payment to book the devices. [For more information, click HERE].

Rumour has it Samsung is planning to launch a limited-edition "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" series Galaxy S7 phones as well.

Read more: 'Batman v Superman': Samsung working on DC Comics heroes-based Galaxy S7 edge edition

Key specification of Galaxy S7 series:

Model Samsung Galaxy S7 Gold series Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Gold series
Display 5.1-inch QHD (2560x1440p) super AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 4 shield
  • Pixel density: 577 ppi (pixels per inch)
5.5-inch QHD (2560x1440p) super AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 4 shield
  • Pixel density: 534 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS Android v6.0 Marshmallow Android v6.0 Marshmallow
Processor
  • Model 1: 14nm based 64-bit class Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 CPU (bound for US, China and China)
  • Model 2: 14nm based 64-bit class Samsung Exynos 8890 series Octa-core CPU (rest of the world including India)
  • Model 1: 14nm based 64-bit class Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 CPU (bound for US, China and China)
  • Model 2: 14nm based 64-bit class Samsung Exynos 8890 series Octa-core CPU (rest of the world including India)
RAM 4GB 4GB
Storage 64GB (UFS v2.0), expandable up to 200GB 64GB (UFS v2.0), expandable up to 200GB
Camera
  • Main: dual-pixel 12MP camera with f/1.7 aperture, Smart OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
  • Front: 5MP with F/1.7 aperture
  • Main: dual-pixel 12MP camera with f/1.7 aperture, Smart OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
  • Front: 5MP with F/1.7 aperture
Battery 3000mAh with Fast Charging both on wired and wireless and Wireless Charging compatible with WPC and PMA 3600mAh with Fast Charging both on wired and wireless and Wireless Charging compatible with WPC and PMA
Network 4G-LTE (Cat. 9: with up to 450/50 mbps download/upload speed) 4G-LTE (Cat. 9: with up to 450/50 mbps download/upload speed)
Add-ons 3D glass and metal fuse body, Always Display feature, finger-print sensor, IP68 water-proof certifications, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), MIMO,
Bluetooth v 4.2 LE, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC (Near Field Communications), MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission), special Cherry Oak finish box
3D glass and metal fuse body, Always Display feature, finger-print sensor, IP68 water-proof certifications, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), MIMO,
Bluetooth v 4.2 LE, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC (Near Field Communications), MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission), special Cherry Oak finish box
Dimensions 142.4 x 69.6 x 7.9 mm 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7 mm
Weight 152 g 157 g
Price £2,097 (around $3,012/€2,700/RS 2,02,155) £2,297 (around $3,330/€2,957/RS 2,21,350)
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