Can Samsung's 'Swarovski' Note 3 take shine off 'golden' iPhone?

The cover is bundled with a sparkling bracelet (SUPPLIED)

As the smartphone market heats up to way past boiling point, manufacturers have moved the action from the specs of the phone to adorning the phone with special materials that will make the user stand out.

In the bling ring, the phone market has zoomed into Dubai to lay out the most dazzling of its hardware.

Samsung has now announced the launch of limited edition Swarovski crystal cover for the Note 3. The limited edition covers are priced at $299 (Dh1,098) and will be available in three colours  - jet (black), a custom blend of crystal bermuda blue and crystal metallic light gold, and crystal metallic silver.

The company announced a partnership with Swarovski to launch the limited edition cover. But in order to buy one you will have to be in New York as it is only available at the store on 696 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan and for a limited time.

The cover is bundled with a sparkling bracelet.

The announcement was made at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week FW14 (MBFW) in New York.

However, Samsung can hardly claim first mover advantage here.

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