The Vertu Constellation combines high-end specs with a glorious design (likely for a lot of money)

The Vertu Constellation combines high-end specs with a glorious design (likely for a lot of money)
People often complain about how expensive handsets such as the iPhone 7 and Google Pixel are, but when you compare $700 to about $10,000 or so, those previously mentioned handsets start to look a whole lot more affordable. Vertu is a company that's been creating and selling luxury smartphones since 1998, and while the gadgets the company creates certainly are jaw-dropping, the price tags they carry create for the same effect. Vertu just took the wraps off of their latest smartphone - the Constellation - and along with a stunning design, it also offers some rather high-end specifications (something that Vertu has struggled with in the past).

Before we get into the specs though, we have to talk about the Constellation's design. The overall appearance isn't vastly different from what we've seen with past Vertu handsets, but that's not a bad thing by any means. Just like all of Vertu's past smartphones, the Constellation will be hand-crafted in England and made out of both anodized aluminum and finished leather in a variety of different colors and styles. An actual ruby is located on the left-side of the phone, and it functions as a button that will immediately get you into contact with Vertu's exclusive 24/7 concierge service to assist you with pretty much anything you may need. The overall design language that the Constellation offers is flashy, high-end, and oh so beautiful.


This time around, Vertu is taking that same attention to detail with its products' design and applying it to aspects of the Constellation that actually make it an enjoyable phone to use. For starters, the large 5.5-inch display on the Constellation boasts an AMOLED panel with a resolution of 2560 x 1440. Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 processor and 4GB of RAM help to keep everything  nice and smooth, and 128GB of expandable storage should ensure that users of the Constellation never run out of internal memory.  Other specs for the phone include a 12 megapixel rear camera, 3,220 mAh battery, USB Type-C and wireless charging support, iPass Wi-Fi access, and dual SIM-functionalty. The fact that Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow is running on the Constellation out of the box rather than Nougat is a bit odd, but our assumption is that this is something that people who are actually interested in buying the Constellation won't see as a problem at all.

Vertu has said that the Constellation will officially go on sale in boutique shops at some point in mid-February, and although exact pricing details have yet to be announced, expect this thing to cost somewhere around $10,000 or more just like every other Vertu smartphone before it.

source: Vertu via Engadget

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14 Comments

1. DavMor0069

Posts: 266; Member since: Dec 09, 2015

But they look hideous ..

2. sissy246

Posts: 7120; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Yes they do And anyone that would pay that for a phone that is no better then any of the high end android phones is nuts.

3. Wolf_Blitza

Posts: 64; Member since: May 30, 2014

peasant talk

4. sissy246

Posts: 7120; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Dude if you are calling me that you are wrong. You have no idea what I can afford.

5. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

I think he was just being funny but clearly you've shown your "class" with that amazing retort.

14. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

You can't afford s**t.

11. hemedans

Posts: 755; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

vertu offer unique things which no one can offer -encrypted calls -real human assistant 24/7 -billionaire meetings and parties -saphire glass instead of gorilla -different decorations like ruby, titanium, gold etc they have hundreds of thousands customers

13. tedkord

Posts: 17358; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

This comes with things the other phones do not.

6. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Wonder if all those rich iPhone users who only use "premium" phones will pick up one of these with their piles of money. Obviously, they probably have a few of these and several iPhones already so they will probably add this in to the mix to keep appearances. Don't want to look poor and all by having non-premium phones or a last gen premium phone. /s

7. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

we know that most of those "rich iPhone users" is actually stuck on contract or apple yearly update program

8. dmitrilp_

Posts: 330; Member since: Sep 12, 2016

Damn, it's so ugly, even a Huawei beats this crappy looking phone.

9. tangbunna

Posts: 480; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

a spoon is still just a spoon. but plastic spoon vs gold spoon is another story of spoon.

10. sissy246

Posts: 7120; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

I think I could get past the front , just not that back or the price.

12. lallolu

Posts: 732; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

This is the first time Vertu is making a good phone. It was always absurd to me that their phones are very expensive but they seemed to cut cost by adding low-end specs to them. Good job this time.

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