Luxury phone maker Vertu looks to be leaving behind its Symbian past and embracing the Android operating system as rumors of a new device have leaked over the Internet. Vertu which was previously fully owned by Nokia was sold last October 2012 to a private equity group.
The Vertu Constellation Ti if proven to be real will become the company’s first smartphone running on the Android platform. This rumor started with Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin who reportedly came into possession of information regarding the company’s switch from Symbian to Android.
Vertu Constellation Ti Technical Specifications
- Android 4.0.4
- 800 x 480 display
- Snapdragon MSM8260A 1.5GHz processor
- WCDMA 850/900/1700/1900/2100
- Bluetooth 4.0
- 1,250mAh battery
Based on the specifications of the device it really is not that impressive. Vertu isn’t really known for the hardware side of their devices but instead on the exterior finishing. There’s going to be four variants for this model which are the
- Titanium Black PVD black leather
- Titanium Black Alligator
- Red Gold Mixed Metal
- Titanium Black Leather
According to Bluetooth Sig which also spotted this device “VERTU Ti possesses the classic Vertu design DNA and characteristics – strong, unique & distinctive. The design and craftsmanship positions VERTU Ti alongside other iconic products in the luxury market.”
A spokesperson of Vertu declined to make any comment on this saying that the company will not confirm any new models being created at this time. There is however a plan for an “official announcement” to be made this coming February 12. As to what this announcement will be we still don’t know but there’s a huge possibility that it is regarding this new Android device.
As far as pricing for this device goes it’s going to cost a lot if we base it on the prices of their previous models. Estimates place this device to be between US$5,526 to US$315,000.