Avengers-themed smartphone sells for thousands
It’s no secret that Samsung has its fingers in a lot of pies, and one of those pies belongs to Disney and Marvel’s Avengers. The gang of stars have been dubbed Earth’s mightiest heroes, and their epic fan base grows by the day.
But, in China, things are getting really serious. A limited edition Iron Man-themed Samsung Galaxy S6 has sold for a shade more than $91,000 (just under £60,000).
The phone appeared on a bidding site called JD.com, which is China’s second largest online retailer. It enjoyed around 90,000 bids and quickly skyrocketed in price – originally valued at around $1,079.
But, why this model?
The reasons why this particular S6 has sold for so much are still being speculated, but some sources have suggested that it’s to do with its colour scheme.
Iron Man’s armour is red and gold, two colours the Chinese associate with luxury and gift giving. It’s also bears the serial number ‘66’, and given the Chinese consider six to be a lucky number – this smartphone is believed to bring double the luck.
This isn’t the first Iron Man-themed smartphone Samsung has released, following the huge success of the most recent superhero movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron. Others have been reported to have sold for up to $35,000 (£22,500), while more are currently available on eBay in exchange for a small fortune.
If you don’t have a Tony Stark amount of money to spend on a superhero-themed smartphone, fear not, as we’ve got the original S6 and S6 edge available right here.