The latest luxury Vertu phone, called Vertu Ti, is handmade in England and you can buy it for $10,569 or €7,900, although you won’t get high performances, but after all it’s not about that: it features a sapphire crystal display, titanium case, and 184 high quality parts.
The smartphone runs on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, has a dual-core 1.7 GHz SnapDragon S4 processor, a 3.7-inch WVGA display, 1GB of RAM and 64GB of storage memory.
The Vertu phone also has incorporated two cameras: a 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing one. It also comes with chargers for wall and car, leather case, headphones, USB cables, a portable power pack, Micro and Nano SIM adapters, an “authenticity card”.
Maybe the most important fact is that you will receive 24-hour concierge service called Vertu Life that offers personal services, booking, recommendations and on top of that has members’ clubs in major cities around the world. So why would you want an endless number of application when you can have that (although the smartphone comes with a range of Google applications preinstalled).
Vertu is owned by EQT VI, a European private equity firm, after Nokia sold the company in June 2012. Last year, the sales were around 300 million euro, up from 2011.
The company has 470 points of sale globally, including aroung 70 Vertu boutiques. You can buy its smartphones from over 60 countries.
If you could afford to pay $10,000, would you choose a high performance device or a medium performance one, but with exclusive features? Leave you opinion with us.