Premium has a new name: enter the quad-core Vertu Signature Touch with Bang & Olufsen sound

Two weeks ago, we came across certain rumors that Vertu, the maker of exquisite and super-luxurious smartphones, might woo us with a new device. Normally, one would expect a Vertu phone to come with archaic hardware specs and a ridiculous price tag, but according to the rumors, this was not the case with Vertu's new phone. It was speculated that the device would be pretty much on par with some of last year's flagships, such as the LG G2. We were quite intrigued about this piece of info and today our curiosity got satisfied – ladies and gents, meet the Vertu Signature Touch!

Just like any other Vertu device, one can't help but simply stare at the exterior of the Signature Touch for a minute or two. Although its overall design might not appeal to the average Tom, Dick, and Harry, Vertu deserves a praise for the build materials of its latest and, unarguably, greatest device. For starters, the encasing of the Signature Touch is made of Grade 5 titanium alloy, part of the back cover is made of calf leather, and the display is being protected by a layer of sapphire crystal, which is tougher and a lot more expensive that Corning's Gorilla Glass, for example.

What's more, Vertu says that each Signature Touch is being handcrafted "in England by a single craftsman", who also signs the SIM holder of each unit he finishes. If this does not scream "premium" to you, then we don't know what else might. But let's move away from the luxurious exterior and head to the more interesting part – the hardware specs.

The Vertu Signature Touch is equipped with a 4.7-inch 1080p display. This usually results in a pixel density of 468ppi (take the HTC One, for example), but Vertu claims that the display of the Signature Touch comes with a density of 473 pixels per inch. Strangely enough, our calculations indicate that if Vertu's data is correct, the correct size of the display should be no more or less than 4.65 inches. Go figure.

Processor-wise, the Signature Touch is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC, clocked at no more or less than 2.3GHz – that's the most potent Vertu phone ever. Additionally, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP camera tuned by the experts from Hasselblad, 64GB of internal storage, and a 2275mAh battery complement the specs sheet of the Signature Touch. Android 4.4 KitKat brings life to the whole shebang, while support for Qi wireless charging is also on board. The Signature Touch has nothing to be ashamed of in the connectivity department, too. It is LTE-enabled and works with a wide array of LTE bands (1-5, 7, 8, 17, 20, 25).

Pretty impressive for a luxurious Vertu, right?

But that's not all, folks. The Signature Touch has something else to charm us and audiophiles alike with. Vertu says that its posh handset sports a pair of Bang & Olufsen-tuned stereo speakers, which support Dolby's Digital Plus surround sound technology.

Finally, the pricing. Well, Vertu mums the word and keeps the exact pricing of the device a secret. However, the price tag is expected to revolve around $11 300 (£6750) and Vertu will start to accept orders for the Signature Touch soon. Alas, this is the price one has to pay for this rather premium and well-equipped smartphone. Kudos, Vertu, for finally catching up to... almost everyone else in the smartphone world!

source: Vertu via TechGeekForever

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Signature Touch
  • Display 4.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 2275 mAh(15.5h 3G talk time)



1. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

The first actually good Vertu phone

4. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

A 13MP Hasselblad camera...daaamn

6. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

A class of its own

23. JEverettnow

Posts: 228; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

I really want to see some test photos from this bad mamajamma

9. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

marvelous phone. best premium phone in the world.

13. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Finally!! They did something right for once.

16. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Wow... thats hell of a phone... design is brilliant

28. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

lol more like super hero gadget toy than anything luxurious

2. j.khan95

Posts: 51; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Battery lol

3. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

Still UGLY.

30. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

it's not, it is called immature design

5. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

Still UGLY.

7. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

If you really want to show off and pose and look and feel trendy and cool. Buy a Vertu, not an iPhone.

15. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

$11+k vs $650. The people who can afford a Vertu can pay people to talk about them the way they want to be perceived. Those folks could probably even afford a clue for you.

22. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

And Vertu isn't "trendy" or "cool" same way as other phones. Vertu is bit like Maybach of phones. Tasteless and vulgar, but still it's something special.

29. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

are you sure? the phone is actually look like superhero gadget with that v symbol lol. i'm sure it luxurious for kids taste not for adult definitely.

8. josephnero

Posts: 780; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

not like i have that much money but i will still prefer Xperia Z2 over this

10. AnukulVcool unregistered

It is beautiful, if you can praise royalty

11. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

*heavy breathing*

21. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

wow such phone. much premium. very price.

12. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Stingray skin should be an option.

14. toiletcleaner

Posts: 224; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

I'll take 2 please.

31. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

oh you silly.

17. peace247 unregistered

Slimmer please..

18. gregoryyy3 unregistered

take notes samsung

19. N3Z1droid

Posts: 89; Member since: Jan 02, 2014

If the next Note can be like this....

20. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Yea in our dreams. Samsung believes in cheap junk dustbin plastic. Wth do Koreans know about quality. Its Japanese and Taiwan that care for eye of details and quality.

34. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Wow... Just because you hate a company doesn't mean you need to offend 50 million people lol

32. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

no phone manufacturer designer want to follow design that tasteless excecive and immature.

24. iMemo

Posts: 113; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

Looks like a future phone from the 60s. You know...what they envisioned phones will be.

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