Vertu Ti could be the first Android smartphone made by Nokia

Vertu Ti could be the first Android smartphone made by Nokia
Yesterday we told you that a Vertu smartphone running Android was on the horizon, and today, the said handset has been exposed in its full glory. It will be known as the Vertu Ti, according to the leak's source, and it is expected to cost a little over $4000 – a relatively low price for a device belonging to the luxurious brand. 

But in addition to all the leather, stainless steel, sapphire glass, and whatever fancy materials the handset will be made out of, there's one more interesting detail about it, which we think should be pointed out. Believe it or not, the Vertu Ti will most likely be the first Android smartphone made by Nokia, which used to own Vertu until recently, yet sold 90% of it to EQT last year. The new owners of the premium brand have apparently decided to stick with Nokia as their handset manufacturer, and the evidence is in the upcoming device's model number.

It is said that the Vertu Ti has been given the model number RM-828V, which, as Unwired View notes, totally lines up with the Lumia 920's RM-820/RM-822 and Lumia 820's RM-824/RM-826. Moreover, a BL-5K battery pack is being used with the device, which is also made by Nokia.

As far as hardware specs go, the Vertu Ti is nothing but a mid-range handset by today's norms, despite all the bling it has been covered with. There's a dual-core Snapdragon S4 SoC ticking inside it at 1.5GHz and its touchscreen has a resolution of 480 by 800 pixels. Two cameras are also on board – a front-facing snapper for video chats and a main camera paired with a dual-LED flash. NFC, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0 are supported as well, and the battery has a rather measly capacity of 1,250mAh. Android 4.0.4 will allegedly come out of the box.

Of course, these specs would never impress a geek, but the Vertu Ti's potential buyers are unlikely to pay attention to such details. The smartphone is expected to be made official in February, which is when we hope to learn more about it.

source: Blog of Mobile (translated) via Unwired View

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22 Comments

1. omar98

Posts: 71; Member since: Aug 28, 2011

That is such an ugly and fat phone i dont imagine nokia making that so probably false

2. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Wow.!! you call a phone ugly which is full of diamonds?.. i don't think you know Vertu.

6. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Omar obviously don't know Vertu. They were Nokia's wing but Nick, didn't Nokia sell it? If it was sold, this article could be false. If it still means something, it would be a nice addition to Nokia's shelf. But this phone won't be something we can get easily... So yes, all you hardcore Android fans who wanted to see the OS in a Nokia, here it is. (Pun intended)

15. steelicon

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 02, 2011

Vertu is a British-based manufacturer and retailer of luxury mobile phones. Formerly a wholly owned subsidiary, the business was an independently run division of the Finnish mobile-phone manufacturer Nokia. In October 2012, Nokia sold Vertu to private equity group EQT VI for an unspecified amount[1] but will retain a 10% share.[2] Nokia retains 10% which is indicative of ownership. Nokia still owns Vertu.

16. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Alright mate, thanks for this piece of information. Appreciated! +1

19. dragonscourgex

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Only 10% of it :)

9. omar98

Posts: 71; Member since: Aug 28, 2011

Oh im sorry I'd call it useless then

20. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

the phone looks like optimus prime xD

3. Avinash.Meeniga unregistered

Nokia has sold vertu so this is not a nokia's android smartphone

5. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

It is and it isnt. The parts are made by Nokia such as the battery, Nokia built the phone for Vertu, it is indirectly the first Nokia made phone to run Android, without the Nokia branding.

7. Avinash.Meeniga unregistered

nah you can't go like that cause even before when nokia own vertu they were never branded as nokia phones also if we go by your way several key components of the iphone are made by samsung but you won't say that's a samsung phone

10. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Samsung supplied the chips and screen but they didn't actually assemble the phone for Apple which is a different thing. If we are to believe the story then Nokia has indirectly, not directly, built the phone for Vertu to run Android whereas Apple sources it's components to Foxconn. Without a Nokia badge, this phone also uses. Nokia coding based on the Lumia series but I repeat, this is NOT directly a Nokia phone which I stated.

8. IliyaBeshkov

Posts: 261; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

"Believe it or not, the Vertu Ti will most likely be the first Android smartphone made by Nokia, which used to own Vertu until recently, yet sold 90% of it to EQT last year. " So Nokia still has 10% of Vertu.. And the model number, battery and screen are from Nokia too.... ;)

14. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

samsung used to make chipset's for apple ..but still the device is known as iPhone not Samsung...

17. MistB

Posts: 581; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

If you're replying to me note that I said supplied (past tense) and not supply. Plus no one ever said Samsung made the IPhone, all that was said was that Samsung was the supplier for the screens and chipset, not the actual designer/assembler of the IPhone, we all know that Apple patents it's designs in the US and sources them to Foxconn

23. napsterO6

Posts: 18; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

It's because Samsung doesn't own any share of the APPLE.

4. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

If this the case then maybe Nokia realizes that android is another choice for their High Quality phones

11. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

The ugliest sh¡t i've ever seen! It looks kike something from power rangers.

12. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

who would buy such a hunk of junk!? "I need to prove how superior I am buy buying an inferior phone at 6x the normal phone price!"

13. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

No matter how fandroids just want nokia with Android .... and the result is this post... Say Nokia "No" to android....

21. motty

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

I dont about the material where it mades. How luxurious is this. But for me this is ugly smart ive ever seen

22. B3BLW29

Posts: 238; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

1,250mAh Battery seriously!!! Anyone who buys them probably has to buy addition battery to get through the day..

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