Vertu recently introduced its next generation high-performance smartphone, the Vertu Constellation. Like all devices from the luxury mobile phone manufacture, the Vertu Constellation is made with the most premium materials, and this time round, Vertu is marketing the device as a ‘global phone” that is optimised for the “global traveller”.
For the first time ever, Vertu is giving the new Constellation dual-SIM support. This allows its users to switch between different SIM networks while travelling. On top of that, the smartphone will also come with global Wi-Fi access from iPass, the world’s largest Wi-Fi network.
Design wise, the Vertu Constellation is just as luxurious as other smartphones from the company. “Each Constellation is handmade to the uncompromising high standards of Vertu”. It features polished sapphire screen, anodised aluminium finish with leather sourced “from a specialist, family-run tannery in Italy”. There’s a ruby located on the side of the phone that when pressed, offers access to the company’s 24-hour Concierge service.
As for the specs, the Vertu Constellation features a 5.5” WQHD AMOLED display, offering a pixel density of 538ppi, the highest-ever display resolution the company has ever used. The display is protected by a solid section of scratchproof, 140 carat 6th generation sapphire crystal. On the inside, the device is powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor paired with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of expandable storage.
Other specs include 12MP rear camera, Dolby Digital Plus virtual surround sound and front-facing stereo speakers, 3220mAh battery with support for USB-C and wireless charging, fingerprint sensor, NFC, and runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box.
The new Vertu Constellation will be available from mid-February 2017. While Vertu did not mention anything on the price, it should be pretty much the same as existing phones from Vertu.