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 Samsung’s latest Galaxy S7 and S7 edge smartphones may have been unveiled at MWC 2016 in Barcelona, Spain, but the finishing touches to these ultimate status symbols are being put at a workshop in the UK, with a special one being developed specifically for the UAE market.

UK-based-luxury customising firm Truly Exquisite says it will be the first company to offer the new, yet to be released Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 edge in a 24K gold finish.

It will also make the devices available in Platinum and 18k Rose Gold finishes, it says.

“We are thrilled to announce that the highly anticipated new phone releases from Samsung will now be available to buy in three luxury finishes that will make this phone even more stunning,” says Kunal Patel, owner and CEO of Truly Exquisite.

But while the rest of the world will have to contend with a gold-plated ‘basic’ version, the firm says it has better plans for the UAE market.

“This is just the basic version of the plated phones with plans to have special edition ones specifically for the UAE market very soon,” Patel told Emirates 24|7.

The region is a special market for bespoke devices, he says, adding that even as the company announced the release of the phone just a couple of days ago (Friday), it has already received several enquiries.

“Most of our enquiries for the new phone have actually come from the Middle East. Saudi Arabia has probably had the most enquiries and orders so far. We've had [enquiries] from UAE as well,” he told this website.

The company says it has already been taking pre-orders for the phones, which aren’t due to be officially released by Samsung until March 11, 2016.

Prices will start from £1,700 (Dh8,653), it says, and promises to dispatch the phones 21 days after the official release date by Samsung.

reported last week that, in the UAE, prices of the regular Galaxy S7 start at Dh2,399 while that of the regular S7 edge start at Dh2,799

Truly Exquisite isn’t the only firm planning bespoke versions of Samsung’s new Galaxy S7 and S7 edge smartphones.

Goldgenie, another UK-based luxury customisation firm, says it will bring one out as soon as it gets its hands on an unlocked device.

“We anticipate working on this new Samsung device as soon as we can obtain one in the UK that is unlocked,” a Goldgenie spokesperson told this website.