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.