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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20 Comments

1. pradeepreddy

Posts: 65; Member since: Apr 01, 2013

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

13. Pancholo

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

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

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

UGLY.

16. Password

Posts: 21; Member since: Dec 17, 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.

3. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

Why are the specs so weak...

11. hurrycanger

Posts: 1758; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Luxury phones are always like that, lol.

18. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 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.

4. Sire3008

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

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

5. hafini_27

Posts: 945; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

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

6. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Poor internal design.

8. Dowson unregistered

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

14. Pancholo

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

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

7. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

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

9. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

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

17. jack123

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 07, 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.

10. blinx

Posts: 23; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

wat an ugly fone

12. Killertech2099

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 28, 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.

15. zennacko unregistered

Vertus are more stylish than that...

19. clarkjeferson

Posts: 67; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

20. PeterK.

Posts: 314; Member since: Nov 13, 2013

Thumbs up for this guy! :)

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