If you’re filthy rich, why settle for a regular phone from Apple, Samsung or other phone makers, when there are luxury brands like Gresso around? Luxury phone maker Gresso recently announced the Gresso Regal, a smartphone that is made out of titanium and optional 18 karat gold.
Starting from US$3,000 (about RM10,500), the Regal Black touted as the slimmest luxury smartphone around that measures at only 8.8mm thin. It is made out of grade 5 solid titanium that is also found in aerospace and high-end sports car. Each individual case takes about 8 hours to make using machines, and is finished using hand. The back panel has a satin finish while the edges and front are manually polished. After that, the more expensive variants of the phone is given a PVD-coating, a technology widely used in expensive Swiss watches that increases the product’s surface resistance to scratches.
The Gresso Regal collection has three models – Gresso Regal R1 that is made completely out of titanium, and Gresso Regal R2 and R3 are made out of titanium with PVD-coating and have inserts from 18K gold (white gold and yellow gold). As with all luxury items, the Gresso Regal is a limited edition with only 999 piece to offer. Each smartphone is unique and is given an individual number, which is engraved on the back panel – you can pick your own unique number.
If you still care about the specs, the Gresso Regal has a 5” Full HD display. It is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Other specs include 13MP rear camera, 5MP front shooter, runs on an unmentioned version of Android, and sadly, does not have any LTE on board.
The Gresso Regal R1 that is made entirely out of titanium retails at US$3,000, the Regal R2 has a mix of titanium, 18K white gold and PVD-coating retails has the same retail price as the Regal R4 (titanium, 18K yellow gold and PVD-coating) of US$5,000 (about RM17,400).
If you have that kind of money, will you fork out close to RM20,000 for a luxury smartphone like this?
(Source: Gresso via: PhoneArena)