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.
So 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