Samsung Galaxy Golden Flip Phone Comes To Indians Willing To Pay Rs. 51,900

Samsung knows Indians are fond of gold - and nothing comes closer to a gold-plated phone when you want to show off. The company has announced Samsung Galaxy Golden - a flip phone in the popular Galaxy series that costs only Rs. 51,900; not a big price for those who want to make a statement in their social circles. For the rest of us, we've a few photos of the phone. Note that this smartphone brings back the flip design once made popular by the Motorola Razr.

Apart from the gold-plated body, something that should catch your attention is the internals of this smartphone. The phone has a 1.7 GHz dual-core processor that works with about 1.5 GB of memory (RAM). It runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and is likely to receive Android Kit-Kat in coming days. The device boasts of two 3.7" SAMOLED displays along with a 3x4 physical keyboard. The phone has an 8 MP rear camera and a 1.9 MP front camera. Samsung's engineers have included 16 GB of internal memory which should be enough to store your songs, videos and photos.


Samsung's Vineet Taneja informed the media that the company is committed to making lives of people easier and the design of Galaxy Golden phone is intended to achieve that.

If you must own a gold-plated phone; you may get phones from Apple, LG, Blackberry and now Samsung. The Rs. 50k+ price point may justify the presence of gold; but certainly not the tech specs. If you really want to shell out that money, we'd recommend getting an iPhone 5S or Galaxy Note 3; which recently got a price cut all over the world and is available for a few hundred bucks short of half a lakh rupees.

Do let us know your thoughts on Galaxy Golden and whether the phone will find buyers in India.


  • Sarathkumar Chandrasekaran
    Sarathkumar Chandrasekaran
    If I am a millionare, I would prefer a gold plated phone more than a iphone or a BB because now in modern and fast growning market, Iphone has become a phone that is featuring in many hands.
  • Neda Hashmi
    Neda Hashmi
    why these have to be sooooo costly...😔(
  • Anoop Mathew
    Anoop Mathew
    What I like is the design, sans the 'Gold' part. I would settle in for a silver or metallic chrome version if ever this comes out within Rs.20k to 25k budget. The idea here is to bring back the variety that phones once used to have. Phones used to look sexier before due to their complexity; but today, every other model is the same. It's definitely boring.

    P.S.: I'm returning my Note 2 to my dad and going to go for his Nokia E66 instead. Truly bored of this lack of design feature on these smartphones.

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