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BlackBerry Priv gets 24K gold treatment

You can now get BlackBerry’s debut Android smartphone gold plated for a more premium look. Karalux – a company based in Vietnam, where the Priv set to go on sale this weekend (December 5) – will get the job done for you.

“Unlike the previous generations, it is a little bit more difficult to disassemble BlackBerry Priv,” the company said. “Karalux engineers took nearly 2 hours to ‘operate’ its details, and spent 4 more hours with more than 10 different procedures to complete the first gold-plated BlackBerry Priv in Vietnam.”

As for the price, users in Vietnam can get their device gold plated for VND 8 million ($355), while both phone and gold-plating will cost VND 25 million ($1111). On the other hand, international customers will have to pay VND 30 million (around $1350) for each gold-plated unit.