The Vertu Signature Touch is fresh in our memory for being one of the few Vertu smartphones to pack a respectable internal hardware. It seems like the company will launch a new variant in this lineup soon, according to a benchmark database.
The smartphone is known as the Vertu V06 on Geekbench and is revealed to be packing a Snapdragon 810 SoC accompanied by 4GB of RAM, indicating a truly high end hardware. Vertu is very different from a manufacturer like Samsung or LG as they focus mainly on the build quality and the materials used in its making. But it’s good to see that the company is now paying equal importance to the internal hardware as well.
The smartphone will also be packing Android 5.1.1 Lollipop according to the benchmark database, so the company seems to have covered its bases with regards to the software as well. Since this is only a benchmark listing for now, nothing can be said with certainty, so don’t hold your breath for the arrival of the handset. Since this is a Vertu offering, we also expect some premium and precious materials (diamonds, rubies etc) used in its making.
British luxury phone maker, Vertu has just announced its new range of Alligator Diamonds series of smartphones based on its existing Signature Touch and Aster handsets. The Pure Jet Alligator Diamonds model heads the list and comes with pure alligator skin, white gold detail on the speaker grille, 124 white diamonds set in a white gold pillow trim. All of this enclosed in a body of brushed and polished black PVD titanium.
The smartphone also comes with a 4.7 inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 801 SoC, a 13-megapixel Hasselblad certified camera sensor, 64GB of internal storage, 2GB of RAM and Android 4.4 KitKat. Unlike older Vertu phones, the new breed sport decent hardware as well, so you’re not merely paying for the materials used on the device. The price of the device has been set at €15,900 ($18,708).
There are slightly cheaper versions of the Alligator Diamonds series of smartphones based on the Vertu Aster hardware. These will be available in Red or Black color variants and come studded with polished Stainless Steel V pillow, polished titanium black PVD upper back plate and black/red alligator leather casings. The hardware is near identical to the Signature Touch series, so you can expect the same specs sheet on the device as the Pure Jet Alligator Diamonds model. These two variants will go slightly easier on your wallets at €8,900($10,470).
Popular luxury phone maker Vertu has joined hands with car maker Bentley to produce a premium limited edition smartphone called the Bentley Signature Touch. The handset comes with a Bentley logo embedded on the front and is accompanied by the standard set of Vertu features including premium calf leather and some decent hardware underneath as well.
Since the smartphone belongs to Vertu’s Signature line, we’re looking at a price tag of €12,500 or $15,823, so the Bentley logo clearly comes with a steep price. The handset also comes with a 4.7 inch 1080p display, a 13-megapixel camera on the back, 64GB of internal storage, a 2.3 GHz quad core Snapdragon 800 SoC, Android 4.4 KitKat and a 2,275 mAh battery.
Vertu specifies that this is a limited edition smartphone and only 2,000 units will be made. So if you’re interested in snatching up the smartphone, make sure you hurry. The company’s partnership with Bentley also means there will be exclusive software tailored to work with the handset. Vertu mentions that there will be special Bentley wallpapers, 3D clock and lot more with this limited edition offering.
After failed attempts of succeeding in the Android universe, Vertu finally has an offering which is on level pegging with most flagships that are currently available in the market. The company has just announced the Aster, with a price tag of $6,900 promising to bring high end hardware and materials to those looking for that sort of a thing.
The handset is packing a 4.7 inch 1080p display, a 13-megapixel camera on the back, a 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 801 SoC, 64GB of internal storage, Android 4.4 KitKat, a 2,275 mAh battery and stereo speakers on the front. The handset comes with Vertu’s concierge service for a period of 6 months from the date of purchase, down from 1 year which was offered with older Vertu smartphones. The Aster can be purchased in Calf leather, Snake skin or Ostrich skin variants with the latter two costing $9,100 and $9,700 respectively. Take a gander at the Vertu Aster from the link below and have your pick.
It’s not meant for everybody as you can tell from the price tag, but it’s good to know that Vertu is finally looking to keep up with times.
The Vertu Signature Touch was leaked out by AnTuTu last month. Today, the smartphone has been officially announced by the company boasting a decent hardware specs sheet and the usual suite of royalty like features we come to expect from Vertu devices.
The smartphone comes with a 4.7 inch 1080p display with the glass made of sapphire crystal backed by a titanium case. Underneath the exterior is a 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 SoC, a 13-megapixel camera unit on the back with a 2.1-megapixel sensor on the front, Android 4.4 KitKat and a 2,275 mAh battery. The smartphone also supports LTE bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20 and 25 which is good news for LTE markets.
This handset has been priced at £6,750 or $11,300, which is pretty steep for a smartphone but not surprising considering Vertu’s history. The manufacturer is known for its premium grade devices with not so flattering internal hardware, but it’s good to see those issues being rectified with this latest offering. We’re yet to learn about launch related details, but the handset should break cover internationally over the coming months.
A new benchmark listing on AnTuTu has revealed the presence of an upcoming Vertu device known as the Signature Touch. And unlike standard Vertu devices, this one focuses on the internal hardware as well, at least according to the benchmark scores. AnTuTu shows a decent score of 31,509 with its quad core 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 SoC, which is quite decent.
The smartphone is also expected to feature 16GB of internal storage, 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear camera with a front facing 2-megapixel shooter and Android 4.4.2 KitKat. The display size isn’t mentioned in the listing, but it will reportedly be a 1080p panel.
Vertu smartphones have traditionally been centered towards the build quality and the premium materials used in its making. We don’t think the company will sacrifice that aspect of the hardware with the Signature Touch, but it’s good to know that customers will also get capable hardware for a device which could cost north of $5000.
Additional details are yet to be disclosed, but benchmark listings are usually an indication of the device’s imminent arrival, so we might not have to wait long.
Vertu manufactures a premium line of smartphones, which are made using precious materials like rubies, emeralds and crystals. And for this reason, these smartphones are always way beyond the reach of the common man. The company has just added another such smartphone to its list with the launch of the Vertu Constellation. Interestingly, this is only the second Android smartphone coming from Vertu after the Ti. The smartphone packs a 4.3 inch 720p display, a 13MP camera on the back, a 1.7 GHz dual core Snapdragon S4 chip with what seems to be the Adreno 320 GPU. It also comes with 32GB of storage, a 1,800 mAh battery and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. So it’s not all that bad on the specs front. Vertu is also bundling a bunch of handy software tools like Kaspersky Anti Virus, access to global Wi-Fi hotspots through iPass, encrypted VoIP calling with Silent Circle and a tracking service from PSG.
The Vertu Constellation comes with a grade 5 forged titanium casing, a calf leather covering on the back which extends towards the bottom portion of the front panel and a display covered with sapphire glass which can negate any possible harm to the glass. So Vertu has certainly not compromised with its promise of offering a truly premium smartphone. Interested buyers can snatch the Vertu Constellation for a whopping €4,900 or $6,630 in select markets. We’re not sure if this will create any ripples in the mobile industry, but with a smartphone like this, that’s hardly the objective.