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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.

Vertu Services

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

Physical Specification
Length: 142.2mm, Width:70.4mm
Depth: 11.2mm, Weight: 179g
Operating System
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
 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?

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  • Very impractical. And not on timing now that the Philippines is in great turmoil after the typhoon Yolanda. Who would ever but this phone?

    • meh

      Obviously their market target are those who are not affected by the typhoon. Their eyes are ONLY set to those who can afford such luxury.

    • bliss

      true, but for those who can afford it’s a status symbol…

  • Nonoy

    Who would ever buy this phone?

  • Is this transforms into an autobot, i would save money for it.