Vertu's super-premium phones have always been a curiosity on the internet. They occupy a very odd little niche with their distinctive, angular design and luxury materials, but they've also been woefully behind in the spec department. Vertu's latest phone, the $9,000-19,000 Signature Touch, has much more respectable internals. It's still stupidly expensive, though.
Here's what you can expect if you drop thousands of dollars on a Vertu Signature Touch.
- Qualcomm® Snapdragon 810
- 5.2” 1080p, sapphire crystal
- 4GB RAM
- 21MP main camera with phase detect autofocus and twin dual tone LED flash
- 2.1MP wide aperture front camera
- 64GB of internal memory, 64GB uSD card,
- Stereo High-fidelity 13mm x 18mm loudspeakers
- Qi Compatible Wireless Charging
- Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 2.0
- 3160mAh battery
- Android 5.1 Lollipop
- Dual-band WLAN 802.11 a,b,g,n,ac
- LTE FDD Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,13,17,20,25,28 & 29
- LTE TDD Bands 38,39,40,41
- WCDMA Bands I, II, IV, V, VIII
- TD-SCDMA Bands 34, 39
- Quadband GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
The spec sheet actually matches up well with the OnePlus 2—810, 1080p, 64GB of storage, 4GB of RAM. Vertu adds NFC, quick charging, and wireless charging, which totally justifies the thousands of extra dollars you have to spend on one, right?
The Vertu Signature Touch is crafted from grade 5 titanium and premium leather. The sapphire crystal screen is highly resistant to scratching and there's a ruby button on the side that accesses the Vertu concierge service. The consierge is a "lifestyle manager" you can talk to any time day or night to get reservations, recommendations, and so on. 18-months of this service is included with the phone.
The new Vertu Signature Touch will ship soon, but you can pre-order it now. I'm sure you're all going to do that.