It’s one thing to have one of the best smartphones, complete with the best hardware and cutting-edge software. Nowadays, anyone can purchase a flagship, especially now that carrier subsidies have down their costs to a very manageable level. It’s quite another thing to own a phone that essentially nobody else does. These limited edition cellphones appeal to tech aficionados and collectors because of their high-end partnerships and commemorations of iconic moments. Here are 6 of what we think are the best-looking Limited Edition Smartphones.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Joker and Harley Quinn edition
The Galaxy Z Flip Joker and Harley Quinn edition is produced by a third-party company named Caviar, a Russian boutique company known for designer smartphones. Caviar listed the Galaxy Z Flip Joker and Harley Quinn edition days before the release of Birds of Prey in the cinemas back in 2020. Caviar only sells 54 units of this device which is a nod to the number of playing cards in a conventional joker deck. When the phone is opened, the rear of the device displays both Harley Quinn and the Joker. Its back is gold-plated with an engraving of different card symbols. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Joker and Harley Quinn Edition were priced at $5,210.
OPPO Reno Ace Gundam Edition
OPPO also has an entry in the limited edition smartphones, and this one was loved by the anime community. It is the OPPO Reno Ace Gundam Edition. The sleek silver body of this phone will undoubtedly attract your attention if you’re a fan of the vintage mecha Gundam series. It even includes red and blue accents to match the Gundam motif, as well as a red case with a golden cross that resembles the shield of the Gundam RX-78-2. The charging adaptor, cord, and box all have the same colors. The OPPO Reno Ace Gundam is priced at ¥3,599, unfortunately, it didn’t get a Global release so we won’t get our hands on that device.
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Caviar
Just like the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Joker and Harley Quinn Edition, the iPhone 11 Pro Caviar was also designed by Caviar. They do love making limited editions for premium smartphones. What’s really cool about its design is that it looks like what’s inside a timepiece but they also offer a different design. Another astonishing feature of this design is that the whole back is slapped by a Gold plated panel which is alleged to have almost 500g of pure gold. The Apple iPhone 11 Pro Caviar is priced at a whopping $70,000 which makes it a luxury and a toy for the rich.
Red Magic 7s Pro Bumblebee edition
Last year Nubia announced a limited edition smartphone from their Red Magic 7S series. The new model, known as the Red Magic 7S Pro Bumblebee Special Edition, has a look that was influenced by the well-known Transformer. It carries a yellow colorway that resembles Bumblebee looks, Autobots logo with black racing decals. Although the exterior design is extremely distinctive, the smartphone’s user interface has also undergone adjustments. A new theme is included with the Red Magic 7S Pro Bumblebee Special Edition to better fit the design. Additionally, it includes a redesigned packaging box with a protective Autobot cover, an attachable external fan for enhanced cooling, and a few other accessories. The Red Magic 7s Pro Bumblebee Edition is priced at ¥6,499.
Realme GT Neo 3 Naruto Edition
Now, this collaboration from realme is probably one of the best for me since I’m a huge fan of Naruto. If you are out there collecting Naruto stuff then the Realme GT Neo 3 Naruto edition is a good addition to your vault. You get a traditional scroll that Naruto carried when he was fighting the 6 paths of pain. The phone design resembles Naruto’s clothes and forehead protector plus you also get a clean and sweet unboxing experience. For lovers of the Naruto series, the realme GT Neo 3 Naruto Edition is a beautifully made smartphone and collectible item. Unfortunately, it won’t be offered in the Philippine market. The realme GT Neo 3 Naruto Edition is priced at ¥3,099 with 12GB RAM and 256 GB of storage.
So those are the best limited-edition smartphones that we think offer a cool and astonishing look. What do you think? are there devices that have a limited edition that you think fits in the category? Let us know in the comments down below.