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Gresso releases its first titanium smartphone, prices start from $1800

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Gresso releases its first titanium smartphone, prices start from $1800

Do you remember the $2500 Gresso Cruiser Titanium, which was released earlier this year? Let us refresh your memory - the expensive feature phone was made by Gresso, a luxury smartphone maker. Apart from the hate-it-or-love-it design, the limited edition device came with rather unimpressive hardware specs – a 2-inch display with a 240x320 resolution, 30 MB of internal memory, a 2MP camera, and Symbian S40 on board.

Well, it looks like Gresso has learned its lesson to some extent, because its latest product is, in fact, an Android-powered, deluxe smartphone – the $1900 Gresso Radical R. The bulky dual-SIM device is somewhat heavy for its size - with dimensions of 5.43 x 2.71x 0.47 inches, the smartphone would tip the scales at 7.7 oz (219gr). Why? Well, the reason for this is the casing of the smartphone, which (typically for Gresso) is made of Grade 5 solid titanium, which is mostly used in the aerospace industry. The titanium keys on the front and on the sides are sensor ones. Allegedly, the device is being assembled manually. According to the manufacturer, even the Gresso logo on the back is manually polished for more than 4 hours.

Unlike the Cruiser Titanium, the dual-SIM Gresso Radical comes with more advanced software and hardware specs. The latter runs Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean and comes with a quad-core 1.2GHz CPU on board. The 4.5-inch Gorilla Glass display has a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels, which results in the relatively low pixel density of 244 ppi. An 8MP snapper can be fond on the back of the Gresso Radical. The internal memory of the device is 36GB.

The luxurious Gresso Radical comes in three slightly different variations. The only difference between the three is the material, used to make the logo plate on the front of the smartphone. The Gresso Radical R1, which is the base model, is entirely made of titanium and costs $1800. The $2300 Gresso Radical R2 sports a 18k yellow gold front logo plate. The Gresso Radical R3 costs $2300 as well, but its front logo plate is made of 18k white gold. The production of the smartphone is limited to 999 units.

You can check Gresso's website and even order a Radical R smartphone by visiting the link at the source.

source: Gresso via Pocket-lint

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posted on 20 Dec 2013, 09:51 6

1. pradeepreddy (Posts: 65; Member since: 01 Apr 2013)

YUCK & the world's ugliest looking phone award goes to.....

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 17:20 1

13. Pancholo (Posts: 380; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)

Man, I'll never understand how these relatively "premium" phones can have such underwhelming specs... Similarities with other phone brands are pure coincidence!


posted on 20 Dec 2013, 09:52 4

2. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


posted on 20 Dec 2013, 19:54 1

16. Password (banned) (Posts: 21; Member since: 17 Dec 2013)

Really... But it's got the same sharp edges like the Lumia929 and Sony Z. You mean to say iPhones are not nice looking.

It looks very well build with one solid block of Titanium.

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 10:43 2

3. RandomUsername (Posts: 808; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)

Why are the specs so weak...

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 16:18 1

11. hurrycanger (Posts: 1626; Member since: 01 Dec 2013)

Luxury phones are always like that, lol.

posted on 21 Dec 2013, 03:42 1

18. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1615; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)

Because the companies who make them dont do any R&D, they just use a ready platform from other phones and make the shell out of expensive materials and make it look as silly as possible. And people who buy them are usually the clueless in terms of technology and rich who always buy the most expensive thing on the shelf and not the best one.

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 10:52 2

4. Sire3008 (Posts: 87; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)

Sony eriscon 2009 design.. *laughs*....USD 1900? Only an imbecil will purchase this..

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 10:53 2

5. hafini_27 (Posts: 898; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)

I wonder why these pricey phone can't have good specs and design.

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 11:17 1

6. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)

Poor internal design.

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 12:15 1

8. Dowson (unregistered)

if the internal looks like the design so its pretty easy to know why.

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 17:23 1

14. Pancholo (Posts: 380; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)

And that is why the design team has to be good buddies with the engineering team. Otherwise, this is the end result.

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 11:26 1

7. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)

Boring, overpriced, bad specs. Really, this is bad move from Gresso.

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 12:15 2

9. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)

How come nobody ever makes a luxury device with amazing specs? This is a ferrari with a 4 cylinder engine.

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 22:27 1

17. jack123 (Posts: 258; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)

Yeah! You're right. Should Gresso build one luxury phone with Intel core i7? So it will be the fastest phone on market for next several years or decade or maybe it might blow right away after you turn it on.
Just joking.

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 14:25 1

10. blinx (Posts: 23; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)

wat an ugly fone

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 16:20 1

12. Killertech2099 (Posts: 148; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)

Lol mister tin can, that thing is horrible i hope they don't think people are really going to buy it. I would expect higher end specs with such a expense.You better off getting a galaxy round.

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 17:26 1

15. zennacko (Posts: 237; Member since: 16 Jun 2013)

Vertus are more stylish than that...

posted on 22 Dec 2013, 11:00 2

19. clarkjeferson (Posts: 67; Member since: 22 Dec 2013)

*at a starbucks*
Social climbing iCult member: Oh, look at me what nice day. just checkin' out my flipboard with my latte.
A bro with an Xperia Z1: Ei bro. Lookin' good, nice iBrick. Checked your instagram lately?
Korean girl with a red Note 3: Hello bros, I saw all your fun from last night, it was hilarious
*a sharply dressed man with a Gresso joins in on the conversation and places his phone on the table*
Korean girl with a Note 3: What grandiose device is this?
Gresso: That's a Radical, one of the most premium smartphones known to man. Do you have instagram? Let me add you, girl.

posted on 02 Jan 2014, 01:04

20. PeterK. (Posts: 314; Member since: 13 Nov 2013)

Thumbs up for this guy! :)

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