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

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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.

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

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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posted on 24 Jan 2017, 16:22 1

1. DavMor0069 (Posts: 224; Member since: 09 Dec 2015)


But they look hideous ..

posted on 24 Jan 2017, 17:11 3

2. sissy246 (Posts: 4223; Member since: 04 Mar 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.

posted on 24 Jan 2017, 17:26 7

3. Wolf_Blitza (Posts: 62; Member since: 30 May 2014)


peasant talk

posted on 24 Jan 2017, 17:37 1

4. sissy246 (Posts: 4223; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


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

posted on 24 Jan 2017, 17:52 6

5. Finalflash (Posts: 3580; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


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

posted on 25 Jan 2017, 03:50

14. Spedez (Posts: 523; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)


You can't afford s**t.

posted on 25 Jan 2017, 00:42 1

11. hemedans (Posts: 656; Member since: 01 Jun 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

posted on 25 Jan 2017, 03:49

13. tedkord (Posts: 14734; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


This comes with things the other phones do not.

posted on 24 Jan 2017, 17:57

6. Finalflash (Posts: 3580; Member since: 23 Jul 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

posted on 24 Jan 2017, 18:22 2

7. ibend (banned) (Posts: 6747; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


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

posted on 24 Jan 2017, 19:17

8. dmitrilp_ (Posts: 330; Member since: 12 Sep 2016)


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

posted on 24 Jan 2017, 20:07

9. tangbunna (Posts: 183; Member since: 29 Sep 2016)


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

posted on 24 Jan 2017, 20:47

10. sissy246 (Posts: 4223; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


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

posted on 25 Jan 2017, 01:40 1

12. lallolu (Posts: 566; Member since: 18 Sep 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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