This feature phone comes with 2-inch QVGA display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and a 1,200 mAh battery. But the specs aren’t what’s going to sell this phone. The Signature Cobra has 439 rubies shaped in the form a cobra on the front of the phone. The cobra’s eyes are made out of emerald. The phone has been designed by French jewelry house Boucheron. To secure a premium service, the phone will be delivered to you via helicopter. Only eight units of this phone will be made, and one of them can be yours for just $360,000! What a deal!
The Vertu Signature Precious will make you forget about your high-end
Let us guess C there’s nothing in the world that can make you give up your seemingly ubiquitous Android or iOS smartphone, right? Not even a sexy chick wearing dioptric glasses and nose piercing, right? Well, think again, because your smartphone doesn’t have the one thing that the new Vertu Signature Precious has, and that, our friend, is ultra-expensive hyper-luxurious style! Come to think about it, why would you need to play extremely-addictive games or scan food barcodes with your phone? After all, phones are for calling and texting, no?
These are the kinds of thoughts that crossed our minds when we saw (on images, sadly) the Vertu Signature Precious. The hand-crafted handset comes in a bunch of material and color combinations to suit even the most pretentious customer. Generally, models come in yellow, red, or white gold, or, if you don’t like gold, in platinum. The gold and platinum elements are combined with other luxurious materials such as leather, ceramic and diamonds, as well as sapphire crystal for the screen, you know, the usual stuff. Depending on the specific model, the device can weigh from 7.5oz (214g) to 8.4oz (238g).
Do not expect to find a gigahertz processor packed with this one. Specs-wise, the phone is pretty stripped-off, with the highlights being high-resolution? OLED screen, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and microUSB port, as well as dual-band 3G. Hooray for dual-band 3G!
There are a number of other special treats coming with Vertu’s latest temptation. These include exclusive ringtones, which are actually pieces by composer Dario Marianelli, performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, as well as some other custom services by the company.
For good or bad, the price is not mentioned anywhere, so one will have to ask, if interested. And if you’re still holding onto that iPhone or Android phone of yours, check out the video below and think again.
source: Vertu via Engadget
if that sounds like something you’d say then let me introduce you to your next smartphone. It’s called the New Signature Touch and it’s the latest luxury device from British brand Vertu. Competition is fierce in the smartphone world, but this 5.2-inch phone separates itself from the pack with a whopping price tag.
The New Signature Touch starts at £6,500, which roughly converts to $10,000 and AU$14,100. I’ll give you a moment to let that sink in. Ready? OK, on we go.
How do you even begin to justify such a vast sum of money for a phone? Well, the New Signature Touch makes use of luxury materials like Titanium in its body, it’s hand-wrapped in your choice of calf, lizard or alligator skin and its screen is made from a solid lump of super-strong 130-carat sapphire.
It’s not just about the design either as this phone is well-stocked with tech. Inside you’ll find an octa-core processor, the display has a full HD resolution and there’s a 21-megapixel, 4K-capable camera too. Mix in Vertu’s included concierge service, which lets you summon a lackey to do your bidding, and you’ve got yourself one hell of a phone.
Did I mention the price though?
The Vertu New Signature Touch will go on sale globally from mid-October. That only gives you a few weeks to start saving.
Design and display
Vertu hasn’t strayed too far from the design scheme it used for the Signature Touch. The front of the phone has an angular V-shape at the top, and the leather back curves around the bottom edge to meet the screen at the front. The leather makes it a chunky thing to hold, although it has a satisfying heft to it which feels reassuringly premium.