Enter the $2000 Gresso Azimuth – a luxury dual-SIM device with outdated specs

Gresso, a Russian mobile phone manufacturer that is mostly popular for releasing luxury devices with extremely outdated specs, just announced its upcoming line of devices - the Gresso Azimuth. It's considered to be the first line of luxury dual-SIM smartphones. Just like previous Gresso devices, such as the Android-powered Radical and the titanium Cruiser, the Azimuth comes with totally unimpressive hardware specifications on board. 

How bad can it be? Let's delve in and find out!

For starters, the Gresso Azimuth is powered by the archaic Nokia S40 feature phone platform, which powers devices such as the Nokia 6300 and the Nokia Asha 200. The Azimuth is toting 2GB of internal memory and a 1.3MP camera on its back. The connectivity department fails to impress, either – the smartphone supports WAP 2.0, GPRS, and EDGE, as well as Bluetooth 2.0. A 1,100mAh battery in the back powers the device, and Gresso claims that it provides 680 hours of standby and 20 hours of talk time.

But the strongest point of the Gresso Azimuth is its premium build. Just like the company's previous handsets, it's made of a single, hand-polished piece of Grade 5 titanium, which is mostly used for medical implants. The front panel, on the other hand, is made of tempered mineral glass and each button of the steel keypad has been manually polished. However, the hate-it-or-love-it design of the device is nothing to write home about, but, as they say, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

The Gresso Azimuth comes in three variants – the Azimuth A1, A2, and A3. The only difference between these three is the build material of the small name plate on the front of the device. The one on the Azimuth A1 is made of titanium, whereas the name plates on the A2 and the A3 are made of 18k yellow and white gold, respectively. 

The Gresso Azimuth A1 is priced at $2000, whereas its peers will set you back $2300. Gresso also states that only 999 units of each device will be produced, so if you want to jump on the luxury phone bandwagon, you'll have to be really quick.




source: Gresso via Engadget

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12 Comments

1. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

Wow. They sure love to use the word "Luxury" & "Limited Edition". I'm fine with a watch or other accessories, but this .. uhh .. it looks like a metal brick with pimples.

2. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

After watching the video... It feels like a April Fool's prank...

3. SAO101789

Posts: 123; Member since: Feb 10, 2014

They are basically selling a brick of steel, plastic phones can do better than this!!

4. PressStart

Posts: 119; Member since: Apr 08, 2014

Could the video be anymore dramatic. Jesus. I really dislike the keyboard on that phone. Is that a 1.5 inch screen too? Lmao.

5. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Rich people would buy it bc they are that stupid... If I was rich, my phone will be one of the kind. It'll costume build to my liking. All the spec will be right out of lab and 1 year ahead of everyone out there :P a man can dream

6. PressStart

Posts: 119; Member since: Apr 08, 2014

Yes, we can dream. Just for s**ts and giggles, if I we're filthy rich, I'd probably have 3 phones. The Nokia Lumia Icon, iPhone, and maybe the Sony Xperia Z2.

7. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I have the Z2 :P it's a gift from my cousin in Taiwan. I have to say it's an amazing. However, it does need couple updates before it's perfect.

8. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

Funny thing is that here in Portugal, Gresso is a well known and common brand of something else. And it commands anything but luxury... Just google images for this: "gresso meio gordo" LOL.

9. eleveador

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 28, 2014

If this was less expensive, I'd buy it, because I'm not a greedy sucker like y'all are.

10. mickeygosselin

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

Since nobody here cares for this phone I would just like to point out that "Azimuth" in astronomy is the common way to say straight above the observer haha

11. kent.carandang

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 28, 2014

I dont care about the structure of the phone. For me the important is the specifications...not like this that is S40...its very old for a new generation devices

12. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Looks like tv remote control? -a very old tv.....

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