The premium smartphone market is meant to cater to a particular segment, but there is an even higher range segment of smartphone offerings which flaunt ridiculously high prices, and catch the attention of the riches and powerful of the world. If you think the iPhone 6S to be expensive or aspire to buy Samsung's latest Galaxy Note smartphone, the Vertu products are way too expensive to own. Even though these phones are boring in the specification department, it is because of the premium material used on the outside that make them so expensive.
However, it now seems that the luxury smartphone maker Vertu wants to be above all in terms of specs as well. The company has announced its latest Signature Touch smartphone, called New Signature Touch, which finally brings higher end specifications.
Key specifications and features: Vertu New Signature Touch smartphone
The Vertu New Signature Touch smartphone features a 5.2-inch Full HD (1080p) display with 1920x1080 pixels resolution, sapphire crystal on top. The FHD display resolution may not sound very exciting considering that we have seen QHD and UHD display on high end smartphones, but for Vertu smartphones it is more about looks than specs.
The phone is powered by Snapdragon 810 processor, which is a very powerful chipset despite its heating issues, and has been seen powering flagships like the Sony Xperia Z5, HTC One M9, and other high end phone. To support the chipset, the phone gets 4GB of RAM and a massive 64GB of built-in memory, which can further be expanded up to a massive 2TB via a microSD card slot.
Moving along, the smartphone adorns a 21MP primary camera with 4K video capture, and a 2.1MP front-facing snapper for selfie, video calling and other video enabled features. The phone runs Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box and is powered by a 3,160mAh battery. In terms of connectivity, the phone comes with 4G LTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, and NFC.
The luxury phone will be available in four colors, across eight product variants including Jet Calf, Garnet Calf, Grape Lizard, Pure Jet Lizard, Jet Alligator, Pure Navy Alligator, Clous de Paris Alligator, and Pure Jet Red Gold. Moreover, each of these will come with a possibility to add a personalized engraving.
Price and availability
Vertu's New Signature Touch will be made available in stores globally starting from October 16. The price of the phone is yet to be announced, and there will be different prices for different variants. Don't expect anything below 5lac for this phone!