Vertu Launches Second ‘Entry-Level’ Android Smartphone
Luxury mobile and smartphone maker Vertu recently launched its second Android smartphone, the Vertu Constellation.
Similar to the previous phone models, each Vertu Constellation is meticulously handcrafted (and hand signed engraved) by an individual craftsman in the village of Church Crookham, England.
The Vertu Constellation smartphone features the finest leather from calves raised in the European Alps region provided by Weinheimer, a German tannery with over 150 years of tradition in leather craft.
It has a scratchproof sapphire crystal display weighing more than 100 carats, a display that Vertu claims as extremely resistant that it can only be scratched by a diamond.
The Vertu Constellation is housed by a forged grade 5 titanium alloy chasis usually found in high-performance racing cars and spacecraft and 2.5 times stronger than stainless steel.
The Vertu Key, cut from Ruby found in every Vertu Constellation provides instant access to a host of exclusive benefits and services including tailored privileges and experiences of Vertu Life and the enhanced security and connectivity of Vertu Certainty.
Check out below for the detailed specs of the Vertu Constellation
|Length: 142.2mm, Width:70.4mm|
|Depth: 11.2mm, Weight: 179g|
|Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)|
|Qualcomm Snapdragon Dual Core 1.7GHz processor|
|4.3″ 720p, brilliant, high contrast display, protected by sapphire crystal|
|13 MP main camera with AF and twin LED flash|
|1.3MP Skype compliant front camera|
|32GB of internal memory|
|High-fidelity 11mm x 15mm loudspeaker|
|A-GPS + Compass|
|Gyro and accelerometer for orientation and game play|
|Battery: Built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery with talk time up to 14 hrs and 30 mins on 3G and up to 405 hrs on standby|
|Quadband GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz|
|WCDMA Bands I, II, IV, V, VIII|
|HSPA+, Cat24, 42Mb/s Downlink, Cat6 5.76Mb/s Uplink|
|WLAN 802.11 a,b,g,b,inc. WAPI for PRC|
|Micro USB system connector|
|3.5mm audio socket|
|Bluetooth v4.0 + LE|
|CSR aptX support|
|NFC + support for embedded and SIM based secure elements|
|Wi-Fi hotspot (tethering & portable hotspot)|
|Vertu Life, Vertu Certainty|
The Vertu Constellation is available in five colours – Cappuccino, Black, Orange, Mocha and Raspberry, each supplied with a matching slip case.
The Vertu Constellation is now available at the newly opened Vertu store at the 1st Level, Shangri-la Plaza, East wing. The price tag? A hefty Php 297,000.
If you were a millionaire, would you buy this phone?