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

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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33 Comments

1. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

That HTC wallpaper fits this phone.

14. AnTuTu

Posts: 1621; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

iPhone running Android lolz

33. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

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

2. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 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.

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Article says full HD.

7. Busyboy unregistered

He's talking about the other phone bud

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.

9. Florin.T

Posts: 318; Member since: Dec 16, 2013

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

4. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Another "bling" phone with disappointing specs...

19. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 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.

22. nomancool unregistered

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

26. TerryTerius unregistered

Depends on what social circles you move in.

34. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 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?

6. somad

Posts: 169; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

OMG android 4.2 jelly bean. Lol

17. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 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.

8. Dude2014

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 12, 2014

I wonder who's going to buy this crap?

10. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

None but those reading teck sites.

11. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 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.

20. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 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.

12. summergoth

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 20, 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.

13. SonyPS4

Posts: 347; Member since: May 21, 2013

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

18. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 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.

15. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

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

21. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 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.

23. steelew

Posts: 221; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

Regresso? Yeah.

24. FYoung

Posts: 42; Member since: Oct 08, 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.

25. anthonycannata

Posts: 5; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

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

27. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

inb4 Unbox Therapy tries to bend it.

28. dhinged

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 30, 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.

31. steelew

Posts: 221; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

The button positions are the same as samsung's

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