Today, the number of active smartphone users is reportedly in the billions, with heated battles among manufacturers over dominance of global and local markets.
However, mass-produced devices are not an attractive option for those who wish to stand out of the crowd and have the means to do so.
For that limited audience, here is a compilation of the most exclusive and luxurious special edition smartphones money can get.
1. Falcon SuperNova iPhone 6: $48,500,000
The luxury retailer Falcon first launched its SuperNova collection line of exclusive iPhones back in 2014, starting at well over $1 million each.
The unique designs by Falcon include revamped casings that toss the original aluminum and replace it with platinum or 18-carat solid gold.
However, the star feature on the SuperNova collection is the diamond-encrusted back, with color options ranging from blue to pink diamonds on the higher priced models nearing the $50 million mark on the price tag.
2. Black Diamond iPhone 5: $15,300,000
In the vintage department, there is always the option of getting a unique Black Diamond iPhone 5 for a little over $15 million.
As its name states, this model includes an incredibly rare black diamond encrusted on the home button.
Other than that, it has a regular solid gold back, and diamond-encrusted edges, all handcrafted by the luxury designer Stuart Hughes. He has made other extravagant iPhone designs that are worth millions
3. Gresso Luxor Las Vegas Jackpot – $1,000,000
Gresso is a luxury phone manufacturer renowned for its quality devices, all worth at least four figures.
However, the ultra-limited edition Luxor Las Vegas Jackpot runs at $1 million for its solid gold body and ancient wood back-coating.
4. Savelli Smartphone – $250,000
The extravagant design on the Savelli Smartphone is topped off with an 18-carat white gold casing around the edges and customizable luxury decorations.
Potential buyers can choose from a wide range of jewels like diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and emeralds for the encrustations; while the back of the phone can be made out of ostrich, iguana, or python leather.
5. Goldvish Eclipse (Diamond Heaven – Black Alligator) – $37,000
Goldvish offers the most reasonably priced smartphone on the list at merely five figures, but the base model options for the Eclipse are much lower, starting at nearly $6,000.
So why the $30,000 leap? Diamond encrustations and black alligator skin body casing, of course. Other top-tier Eclipse models from the Diamond Heaven line come in Royal Orange Calf and Hot Pink Calf casings.