It seems like one of the immediate effect of having a new owner is that the Vertu is now able to utilize other mobile operating system apart from Nokia (the company’s previous owner) Symbian. Hence, say hello to the new Vertu Ti – the company’s first ever Android smartphone.
Powered by a dual-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, the Vertu Ti runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and is equipped with a 3.7-inch display. It also comes together with 1GB of RAM, 64GB internal storage, 8-megapixels rear autofocus camera with twin LED flash and 1.3-megapixels front-facing camera.
While the technical specifications might sound identical to many mid-end or lower high-end smartphones out there, the company has gone to great length to conceive Ti as a full-fledged luxury device that Vertu is really well-known for. One such example is its casing which is made out of titanium as well as its 3.7-inch display that is crafted from sapphire crystal.
Furthermore, Vertu Ti also comes with stereo speakers that are tuned by Bang & Olufson and “punctuated” by London Symphony Orchestra…whatever that means. On top of all that, each Vertu Ti is hand-assembled by a single craftsman at the company’s headquarters in Hampshire, England.
The price? Depending on your choice of finishing for the device, the Vertu Ti is priced from RM 32,740 (EUR 7,900) up to RM 68,381 (EUR 16,500). With that kind of pricing, the device is certainly out of reach for majority of users out there but if you can afford it, head on to www.vertu.com to get your hands on one.
Syefri “Chapree” Zulkefli is an industry mainstay that has made his bones in the eSports, gaming and tech community for almost a decade.