Vertu Ti Android luxury phone to cost about $10,500 (€7,900)

We know you've been waiting for this moment, so here it is: the price of Vertu's first Android smartphone will be a bit over $10,500 or €7,900. Stop! Don't rush for the store just yet, let's us tell you some more about it.

The Vertu Ti, as it is called, has a luxurious design which involves a display covered with sapphire glass, while the body is made of titanium. As you can guess, accidental drops will not be a problem with this device. According to Vertu's head of design, Hutch Hutchison, the only thing that can scratch sapphire glass is a diamond. So, make sure to take your Vertu Ti out of your pocket before going for a swim in your pool of diamonds.

Vertu's first Android smartphone is not exactly full of cutting-edge technology. It has a 3.7" display with a resolution of 480x800 pixels, while the dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor is clocked at 1.5 GHz. The battery is 1,250 mAh, but considering the not so big screen, this probably won't be that much of a problem.

If this kind of specs seem laughable for a device with such a price, Hutch Hutchison has told the BBC that "Vertu will never be at the bleeding edge of technology. It has to be about relevant technology and craftsmanship -- it's not a disposable product." So, if you're waiting for a Vertu phone with awesome hardware under the hood, better buy a normal smartphone right now and stop bothering.

The Vertu Ti is expected to go on sale this April.

source: BBC



13. _PHug_

Posts: 482; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

Don't think it could possibly get any uglier

10. BackHandLegend

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 15, 2012

Man who thought about this abomination!? If I were to look at the phone in person I'm sure that uncontrollable laughing would ensue.

7. motty

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

No way!!!!

6. schinnak

Posts: 116; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Well, you have seen expensive watches as well havnt you? End of the day - a 10 dollar fake Chinese watch and an expensive Rolex tells the same time and serves the same purpose. Products like this are for the rich and famous to show off and stand apart from the lesser mortals like us. It will have a market of its own irrespective of the practical purpose.

8. kumaneko110

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

Rolexes and Seikos comes with functional quality with the thousand dollar price tags. The watch will work and remain functional for a long period of time, that's an investment. The phone can be made of diamond but if the internal hardware can't handle the evolution of software upgrades then it pretty much renders the phone useless when it becomes the slowest lagging brick

11. sbmhome

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Agreed. If anything they should be bleeding edge with that cost. Being underpowered actually makes using the device a bad experience no matter how great it looks or feels.

5. thelegend6657 unregistered

Vertu should make a phone upgrade bussiness . Bring on any phone , gs3 , one x , iPhone and they will bling it up for you . Maybe change the screen to sapphire , diamond home button , titanium housing etc

12. sbmhome

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

I've thought about that for a long time, it makes no sense to release a blinged out crappy phone. They should take the latest and greatest hardware and make it a their own.

4. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

relevant - in 2008

9. thelegend6657 unregistered

Not bad considering it has a snapdragon s4

2. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

...OR I could buy 30 Nexus 4s. Boy, what a choice. This is a good problem to have. There is so much beauty in the world...

1. kumaneko110

Posts: 6; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

That's the dumbest phone ever. No one's going to buy that especially considering the price.

3. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

no no no, not ever, its a hge step up from the junk they made before.

14. TheCentralScrutinizer

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 27, 2015

Actually; lots of people buy these Vertu phones and have been doing for a decade now. Particularly popular with oligarchs and celebrities - they are also available in gold or platimun and encrusted with Swarovski crystals or high quality diamonds. You're buying a package and an image and also a Vertu concierge service. Personally, I think they're hideous in design and lackluster in performance all-round. A much better alternative is the beautiful, understated design of the Lumigon T2 HD at a tenth of the price. Still, each to their own.

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