Vertu Signature touch offers high-end specs in luxury package
Smartphone maker Vertu is well-known for its jewelry-like luxury devices. However, in the past that shiny hull has all-too-often housed mid-range electronic components. This has changed with the latest generation of the Vertu Signature Touch which comes with a true high-end spec sheet.
The device's Android operating system is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset and 4GB of RAM. 64GB of built-in storage can be expanded via a microSD -slot that supports cards of up to 2TB in size and a sizeable 3,160 mAh battery that supports Qualcomm QuickCharge 2.0 and Qi wireless charging provides the juice.
Images can be viewed on a 5.2-inch 1080p display that is covered by sapphire glass and in the camera department a 21MP imager with on-sensor phase detection and 4K capability is at work. At the front a 2.1MP unit should be good enough for video calls and the occasional selfie.
Even with the high-end specification the Signature Touch is not quite a bargain. Depending on the leather and metal used for the housing you will have to invest between £6,500 ($9910) and £13,700 ($20,890), with Vertu's concierge service included. The new device will be available from October 16 but can be pre-ordered between September 28 and October 8.
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