Microsoft may have unveiled a couple of golden-colored Lumias, but if you’re after the real deal, Vietnamese luxury brand Karalux may have exactly what you want. Actual 24k gold-plated limited edition Lumia 930 has just been launched in Vietnam and only 99 numbered units are being made.
The jewel of a phone sports a Greek meander pattern on its gold outside frame with the words “24K Gold Plated Nokia Lumia 930” inscribed, making sure it doesn’t get mistaken for the plain Microsoft model.
The buttons and SIM card slot, as well as the back, have remained black for a nice contrast over the shiny outline. Overall, if it weren’t for the screaming gold inscription, it would have actually been a rather understated design.
The company goes on to explain how difficult a process it is to cover the aluminum frame of the original 930, involving multiple stages and various metal coatings. The handset will set you back some 18,000,000 Vietnamese Dong ($ 842), which is just under twice what Microsoft is charging for their impostor of an offering.