UAE first to receive gold-plated Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 edge

The UAE is to be the first country in the world to receive a gold-plated version of the Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone.

The eagerly anticipated device is set for launch in the Emirates tomorrow, with the 24K gold-plated version also available via Axiom Telecom stores.

The special edition Galaxy S6 will be priced at Dh5,499, while the S6 edge will cost Dh5,999.

“The market in the UAE is discerning and has a true appreciation for the finer things,” said Faisal Al Bannai, Axiom chief executive.

“After receiving increasing customer inquiries for luxury editions of the new Samsung models, we are happy to be the first to introduce these powerful devices enwrapped in 24 carat gold.”

The regular 32GB version of the S6 is priced at Dh2,599, and the Galaxy S6 64GB is Dh2,899.

Although the phones lose the waterproof protection that the S5 offered, plus the ability to remove the battery, they have an improved camera, better software and sleek metal design with a glass back.

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