BlackBerry Passport gets the gold-plating treatment

Early last month we came across photos of a gold-plated BlackBerry Passport, but details were scarce. This might be the source of these photos – Vietnamese company Mavang is doing custom gold plating of Passports.

The square-screened business smartphone features a forged stainless steel plate for durability, but is also visible on the outside as a metal rim.

BlackBerry Passport with 24K gold plating

It’s exactly that rim that is gold-plated with 24K gold in a process that takes between three and four hours, including time for disassembly.

The price varies between VND 8,000,000 and 10,000,00 ($375-$470) depending on customizations required by the customer – carving a message or a business logo.

Thanks to Nguyen for sending this…

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