Vertu Ti Android luxury phone to cost about $10,500 (€7,900)
We know you've been waiting for this moment, so here it is: the price of Vertu's first Android smartphone will be a bit over $10,500 or €7,900. Stop! Don't rush for the store just yet, let's us tell you some more about it.
The Vertu Ti, as it is called, has a luxurious design which involves a display covered with sapphire glass, while the body is made of titanium. As you can guess, accidental drops will not be a problem with this device. According to Vertu's head of design, Hutch Hutchison, the only thing that can scratch sapphire glass is a diamond. So, make sure to take your Vertu Ti out of your pocket before going for a swim in your pool of diamonds.
Vertu's first Android smartphone is not exactly full of cutting-edge technology. It has a 3.7" display with a resolution of 480x800 pixels, while the dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor is clocked at 1.5 GHz. The battery is 1,250 mAh, but considering the not so big screen, this probably won't be that much of a problem.
If this kind of specs seem laughable for a device with such a price, Hutch Hutchison has told the BBC that "Vertu will never be at the bleeding edge of technology. It has to be about relevant technology and craftsmanship -- it's not a disposable product." So, if you're waiting for a Vertu phone with awesome hardware under the hood, better buy a normal smartphone right now and stop bothering.
The Vertu Ti is expected to go on sale this April.
1. kumaneko110 (Posts: 6; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)
That's the dumbest phone ever. No one's going to buy that especially considering the price.
3. nicholassss (Posts: 358; Member since: 10 May 2012)
no no no, not ever, its a hge step up from the junk they made before.
2. Commentator (Posts: 2522; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
...OR I could buy 30 Nexus 4s. Boy, what a choice. This is a good problem to have. There is so much beauty in the world...
9. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
Not bad considering it has a snapdragon s4
5. thelegend6657 (unregistered)
Vertu should make a phone upgrade bussiness .
Bring on any phone , gs3 , one x , iPhone and they will bling it up for you .
Maybe change the screen to sapphire , diamond home button , titanium housing etc
12. sbmhome (Posts: 11; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)
I've thought about that for a long time, it makes no sense to release a blinged out crappy phone. They should take the latest and greatest hardware and make it a their own.
6. schinnak (Posts: 83; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Well, you have seen expensive watches as well havnt you? End of the day - a 10 dollar fake Chinese watch and an expensive Rolex tells the same time and serves the same purpose.
Products like this are for the rich and famous to show off and stand apart from the lesser mortals like us. It will have a market of its own irrespective of the practical purpose.
8. kumaneko110 (Posts: 6; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)
Rolexes and Seikos comes with functional quality with the thousand dollar price tags. The watch will work and remain functional for a long period of time, that's an investment. The phone can be made of diamond but if the internal hardware can't handle the evolution of software upgrades then it pretty much renders the phone useless when it becomes the slowest lagging brick
11. sbmhome (Posts: 11; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)
Agreed. If anything they should be bleeding edge with that cost.
Being underpowered actually makes using the device a bad experience no matter how great it looks or feels.
10. BackHandLegend (Posts: 80; Member since: 15 Dec 2012)
Man who thought about this abomination!? If I were to look at the phone in person I'm sure that uncontrollable laughing would ensue.
13. _PHug_ (Posts: 397; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)
Don't think it could possibly get any uglier