Luxury mobile phones have traditionally been high on luxury, but short on performance, which is one of the reasons they were never popular as business phones. But with Vertu’s new Signature Touch you finally have a phone that combines ultra-luxury with premium performance, comparable with the best business phones in the world. And yes, Vertu has finally ditched Symbian for Android.

07_Lifestyle_Services_Story_RGB_High ResSo here’s what you will get when you shell out close to Rs 8 lakh for the new Vertu:

4.7” high definition screen protected by  5th generation,118 carat, 5.1 inch piece of solid sapphire crystal with special screen coating to reduce reflection.

Brushed grade 5 titanium  case and  hand-finished calf leather jacket

13-megapixel rear-facing Hasselblad camera, 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera

Speakers tuned by Bang & Olufsen, with  Dolby Digital Plus surround sound support, optional B&O over-ear headphones

Qualcomm  Snapdragon  2.3GHz Quad-core processor  using  Android  4.4 (KitKat)

Call quality via noise cancelling uplink and downlink

Qi wireless charging; Cat 4 LTE radio for 4G

Vertu Certainty for  encrypted communication via Silent Circle; global Wi-Fi access via iPass  and  anti-theft and anti-virus by Kaspersky.

Vertu Concierge for  one-point worldwide assistance of  everyday service.

Vertu Life complimentary access to exclusive private members clubs around the world