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Not just the Samsung Galaxy S10 -- here are other phones with ceramic backs

From the Essential Phone to rivals LG, phones with ceramic backs aren't as rare as you may think.

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Aloysius Low

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Samsung's new Galaxy S10 Plus will have a ceramic back in white or black for its 512GB or 1TB models. But it's not the only phone brand to offer a ceramic casing. Here are the other phones that did it first.

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Xiaomi's Mi 6, announced back in April, 2017, was one of the first few phones to offer a ceramic phone. This one featured 18-karat gold in the camera rims for even more bling.

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The Essential Phone also had a ceramic back with a titanium frame. We dropped this phone a lot to see if we could break its ceramic rear.

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Based on the LG V35, this is the second version of LG's Signature Edition series, and features -- you guessed it -- zirconium ceramic, a material which LG claims is virtually scratch-proof. The price tag? A cool $1,800.

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Xiaomi's original Mi MIx line went ceramic, and the result is a gorgeous designer phone that stands the test of time. It still looks good to this day.

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Following the success of its Mi Mix, the Chinese company followed up with the Mi MIx 2, which also had ceramic bodies. The white ceramic version is quite the looker.

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The third version of the Xiaomi's Mix series, the Mi Mix 3, doesn't deviate much from its predecessor's rear design. But that's a good thing because it still looks great.

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