Buying the Iron Man Galaxy S6 Edge requires Tony Stark’s bank balance

Following the Korean release of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Iron Man handset, the limited edition device has started changing hands for ridiculous amounts of money.

Having been limited to just 1,000 units, those looking to snap up the iconic piece of Marvel memorabilia will have to fork out a significant amount of cash for the honour of owning one.

Now, an Iron Man-themed S6 edged has been snapped up at auction in China for a staggering $91,000 (£58,000).

It is unknown who the deep-pocketed buyer was.

Earlier this month, the hard to come by device started popping up on eBay, giving us westerners the chance to get our mitts on the red and gold device, and those fortunate enough to have picked up the device in Sammy’s homeland the opportunity to cash in on the device’s exclusivity.

Due to the phone’s restricted numbers, have been doing the rounds on the online auction site for as much as $4,550 (£2,967).

This is a massive mark up on the Galaxy S6 Edge’s already steep £760 asking price.

The superhero-themed handset was made available in limited numbers in Korea on May 27.

Samsung has confirmed the device will hit China and Hong Kong later this month, but no plans have yet been announced to bring the handset to broader markets.

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Despite its new colour scheme, Iron Man mask decal and redesigned box and wireless charging pad, the limited edition device is, functionally, identical to its traditionally hued siblings.

The phone pairs a 5.1-inch, dual-edge incorporating 2560 x 1440 pixel QHD display with a 16-megapixel, OIS-enhanced primary camera and 3GB of RAM.

Would you splash this sort of money on a smartphone? Let us know below.

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