Vertu Aster is yet another luxury Android smartphone with nice features

Vertu Aster is yet another luxury Android smartphone with nice features
Several months after introducing the Signature Touch, Vertu is now getting ready to launch another luxury smartphone, this time called Vertu Aster. Earlier this week, the Aster was approved by the FCC, as well as by China’s Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center - and that’s how we know about its existence.

Although the Aster looks slightly different than the Signature Touch, its features appear to be identical. The new handset sports a 4.7-inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels, and offers: LTE connectivity, NFC, 2 MP front-facing camera, 13 MP rear camera, quad-core 2.3 GHz Snapdragon processor, 2 GB of RAM, and 64 GB of internal memory. Just like the Signature Touch, the Vertu Aster seems to be made out of rare materials (including titanium alloy and leather), and is pretty heavy, weighing 195 grams. The new smartphone runs Android 4.4 KitKat with Vertu's own UI customization.

For the moment, we don’t know when, and neither for how much the Vertu Aster will be available (it's not yet listed on Vertu's official website). In any case, since the Signature Touch costs more than $10,000, it’s probably safe to assume that the Aster won’t be cheaper than that. So... any takers?


sources: FCC, TENAA (translated)

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14 Comments

1. BobLawblaw unregistered

Jaysus, these phones make the iPhone look like unbeatable value..

13. MichiGo

Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 09, 2014

Yah know... im an android fanboy but dat iPhone 6 lookin pretty good right about now...

2. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Ummm, no thank you...

3. kwirin

Posts: 26; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

at 10,000 dollars I hope this phone doesn't bend. Lol

8. Ashoaib

Posts: 3252; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

its titanium alloy not aluminum, how it will bend with a normal pressure?

10. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

BUT WILL IT BLEND?

4. deepblack

Posts: 50; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

Looks like 1990's phone.

5. camera531

Posts: 346; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Making something outrageously expensive for the purpose of it being outrageously expensive. Nothing but an artificially inflated price on a phone that's inferior to top Androids and the new iPhones. It's only purpose is to let the very rich prove that they're very rich (and foolish).

7. tedkord

Posts: 17081; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It's expensive because of the services that come bundled with it.

6. hurrycanger

Posts: 1754; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Nice features?

9. Ashoaib

Posts: 3252; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

leather back is nice... note 4 almost same back

14. Batsie

Posts: 8; Member since: Sep 25, 2014

Same back??))) The cows that were masacred for the leather used in Vertu were being taken care of better than your parrents took care of you! )) Samsung on the other hand uses some cheap plastic that looks like leather! Even the box in which Vertu come in is made of better quality than the entire Samsung Galaxy! ))

11. RebelwithoutaClue

Posts: 5482; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

You would expect a device for that price and materials and finish, they would spend some time in creating an iconpack that suits the phone.

12. f35hunter

Posts: 238; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

Does it bending ??????

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