People are willing to fork out large sums of money when it comes to their gadgets. The smartphone, in particular, continues to see an increase in demand for the more expensive flagship models, like the Apple iPhone X or the Samsung Galaxy S or Note ranges. These phones, however, have nothing on the world’s most expensive phones.
If money was not a problem, would you spend this much on a smartphone?
Vertu Signature Touch for Bentley
The cheapest plain leather Signature Touch starts at $9000, but some versions of this smartphone can cost as much as $19000.
Goldgenie iPhone X Diamond Cluster 24ct Gold
This is an iPhone X with some added gold and an Apple logo made of VS1 brilliant cut diamonds.
Gresso Regal Gold
The Gresso Regal Gold is an Android device, handcrafted from titanium and includes 18K yellow gold inserts.
Huawei Porsche Design Mate 10 Pro
Price: R27 000
This is probably the most expensive phone expected to launch in South Africa.
Besides the design and Porsche branding, there are no other major changes in this device compared to the normal Mate 10 Pro.
Bonus: Black Diamond iPhone
In 2013, CNN reported that a businessman in Hong Kong decided to add some sparkle to his iPhone 5 by asking a designer to add, among other things, a 26-carat black diamond. The worth of the phone was reportedly $15 million.