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Gresso Regal R1 is a titanium-made Android smartphone that costs $3,000

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Gresso Regal R1 is a titanium-made Android smartphone that costs $3,000
Russian-based luxury phone maker Gresso recently introduced a brand new smartphone called Regal R1. Measuring 143.2 x 70.2 x 8.8 mm, the R1 is presented as the thinnest luxury phone available. The handset is manually assembled, being made out of titanium - which offers extra protection against drops and bends.

Specs-wise, the Gresso Regal R1 won’t wow anyone, but still has a lot to offer (for a luxury product). It comes with a 5-inch Full HD (1080 x 1920) Gorilla Glass display, 5 MP front-facing camera, 8 MP rear camera, 2 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of internal memory. The handset is powered by a quad-core 1.5 GHz processor of unknown provenience, and runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean (that’s a downside for most of us, but probably not for those who usually buy luxury phones).

Some of Gresso’s handsets released in the past were outrageously expensive (how does $50,000 for a feature phone sound?), but the Regal R1 costs just $3,000. Only 999 units are being manufactured, each having its individual number engraved on a titanium plate on the back panel. You can order a Gresso Regal R1 right now at the source link below - free worldwide shipping is included (not that it really matters when you’re paying $3,000 anyway).


source: Gresso via GSM Arena

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posted on 31 Oct 2014, 22:21

1. hafini_27 (Posts: 888; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)


That HTC wallpaper fits this phone.

posted on 01 Nov 2014, 02:37 3

14. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


iPhone running Android lolz

posted on 02 Nov 2014, 19:20

33. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Seriously? You wish though, don't you. The iPhone wish it was this good with materials and operating system.

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 22:25

2. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2183; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Even though it is only 720p, I think I would prefer the Lumigon T2 HD at less than a quarter of the price. It is just a better looking, premium phone. I hope they make a T3 HD with something close to a 5" 1080p screen.

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 22:45 2

5. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10456; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Article says full HD.

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 22:54 6

7. Busyboy (unregistered)


He's talking about the other phone bud

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 22:28 5

3. Busyboy (unregistered)


"just $3000". Nice PA didn't know you had a fat wallet too lol. And for that price the specs should be beefy, not mediocre.

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 23:21 11

9. Florin.T (Posts: 226; Member since: 16 Dec 2013)


I guess you didn't notice that "just" is in italic typeface.

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 22:40 7

4. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Another "bling" phone with disappointing specs...

posted on 01 Nov 2014, 06:43

19. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1413; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


I will copy paste you my comment: Something that 9/10 rich people will never care or have any knowledge about. If it runs 4.2 smoothly, which it should then that fine. People who spend 3K on a phone dont buy it for the specs but for the looks and bragging rights. You really think that most of ferrari owners buy them cause they can do the 0-60mph in 3 seconds? No they buy them for the looks and the brand recognition.

posted on 01 Nov 2014, 08:34

22. nomancool (unregistered)


Brand recognition????
how many people have knowledge about existence of this company??

posted on 01 Nov 2014, 12:44

26. TerryTerius (Posts: 1780; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


Depends on what social circles you move in.

posted on 02 Nov 2014, 19:20 1

34. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


its not like you're buying it. The iPhone is bling with disappointing specs too. Lame features too. Just saying. See how that works?

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 22:53 3

6. somad (Posts: 169; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


OMG android 4.2 jelly bean. Lol

posted on 01 Nov 2014, 06:39 1

17. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1413; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


What's funny is that half of Chinese branded phones come out with 4.2(even today) but because they are cheap no one ever complains.

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 23:16 3

8. Dude2014 (Posts: 439; Member since: 12 Feb 2014)


I wonder who's going to buy this crap?

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 23:35

10. Kishin (Posts: 704; Member since: 30 May 2013)


None but those reading teck sites.

posted on 01 Nov 2014, 01:28

11. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)


For that price they should have, sapphire glass at the front & back with front speakers, tegra k1,4000mah battery, ipxx certified and Sony imx#### sensor (with ois) and sense ui.

posted on 01 Nov 2014, 06:49

20. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1413; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


You really think a filthy rich guy who isn't tech geek will care for K1 cpu? Nice joke. Ever heard of bragging rights, you know having something expensive is all it matters to many rich people. Not what specs it has. Plus being a HAND built phone, with titanium is pretty good price. Hand built quality watches go from 10.000 - up to millions.

posted on 01 Nov 2014, 02:06

12. summergoth (Posts: 7; Member since: 20 Oct 2014)


Looks like a one of those bad, cheesy mock ups people do for "next gen" phones. Specifically this looks like a bad iPhone mock up.

posted on 01 Nov 2014, 02:26 1

13. SonyPS4 (Posts: 344; Member since: 21 May 2013)


Very beautiful but lacking in specs. For this price it should get latest processor and OS.

posted on 01 Nov 2014, 06:42 2

18. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1413; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


Something that 9/10 rich people will never care or have any knowledge about. If it runs 4.2 smoothly, which it should then that fine. People who spend 3K on a phone dont buy it for the specs but for the looks and bragging rights. You really think that most of ferrari owners buy them cause they can do the 0-60mph in 3 seconds? No they buy them for the looks and the brand recognition.

posted on 01 Nov 2014, 05:44

15. UglyFrank (Posts: 1649; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


If you called it a 5s, no one would blame you

posted on 01 Nov 2014, 06:25 1

16. Leo_MC (Posts: 1476; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


After Putin gets thrown away, maybe I might consider buying something made in Russia.

posted on 01 Nov 2014, 07:37

21. elitewolverine (Posts: 5183; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Titanium is not cheap or easy to work with. I had to research a custom tool set for a client with a manufacture and they wanted 1k for a standard 12pc wrench set.

posted on 01 Nov 2014, 09:20 1

23. steelew (Posts: 201; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


Regresso? Yeah.

posted on 01 Nov 2014, 10:33

24. FYoung (Posts: 42; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


The Gresso R1 is an example of a design and price range that Samsung should be targeting, but with top-of-the line specs. Other segments that Samsung should target are military phones, construction phones, secure phones and executive phones.

posted on 01 Nov 2014, 11:11

25. anthonycannata (Posts: 5; Member since: 31 Jan 2013)


The spec are for the birds my note 4 has better spec than this does!

posted on 01 Nov 2014, 13:11

27. ThePython (Posts: 887; Member since: 08 May 2013)


inb4 Unbox Therapy tries to bend it.

posted on 01 Nov 2014, 18:44

28. dhinged (Posts: 9; Member since: 30 Oct 2014)


This is really almost an ideal phone, though the battery seems underpowered (but they only state talk and usage time rather than mAhs) and 32GB storage seems undersized as well with 64GB and 128GB iPhones out now. I'd expect at least a 3000mAh battery (for a good full day's usage since I'm sure rich people are not exceptionally good at charging their phones every night) and 64GB storage. Also the buttons at the bottom are a strange choice; why a menu button on the left and no multi-task button? Why the back button on the right? I suppose they talked to Russian oligarchs and decided this is what they want.

posted on 02 Nov 2014, 07:52

31. steelew (Posts: 201; Member since: 04 Jun 2012)


The button positions are the same as samsung's

posted on 01 Nov 2014, 19:58

29. RagingPhoner (Posts: 5; Member since: 02 Oct 2014)


Will it bend? That is the question.
*DU DU DU DU

posted on 01 Nov 2014, 22:43

30. evanstd87 (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Oct 2014)


This phone is a waste of life, i'd rather have a nexus 5.

posted on 02 Nov 2014, 19:18

32. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


THIS is a premium phone. See this iFans? It's made of Titanium which costs about $50 per lb vs Aluminum which costs $1.30 per LB. Aluminum is the 3 most abundant substance on this planet next to air and water. Its cheap to manufacture products from and OEM's make a killing on profits. This versus a real premium metal Titanium which is stronger than steel.

I would love a Galaxy Note with this on the sides vs Aluminum any day. This is a real premium phone made with premium materials. Not a cheap ass phone pretending to be premium.

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