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Vertu Signature Touch : A US$ 10 Thousand Dollar Smartphone with Android 4.4 KitKat, 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 chip, Grade 5 Titanium Casing, Sapphire Crystal Display, Zirconia, and Alligator Skin

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Vertu Signature Touch

Vertu Signature Touch : A US$ 10 Thousand Dollar Smartphone with Android 4.4 KitKat, 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 chip, Grade 5 Titanium Casing, Sapphire Crystal Display, Zirconia, and Alligator Skin

If you think the iPhone 5s and the Samsung Galaxy S5 are too expensive, what will your reaction be to a Ten Thousand Dollar smartphone? The Signature Touch from Vertu is one such smartphone and before we judge it as being too ?ridiculously pricey?, let us see what this device has to offer.

The Signature Touch, from Vertu, a British device manufacturer, is the latest in the line of ultra-expensive smartphones that the company is known for.

The latest Vertu model is being sold at a US$ 10,300 dollar price tag, and that is only for the basic model. The premium model goes for US$ 14,900 dollars. So before you mortgage your house and empty your kid’s college fund, here is a basic rundown of what the Vertu Signature Touch smartphone offers.

  • Android 4.4 KitKat Operating System
  • 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 chip
  • 64 GB storage space
  • 13 MP main camera
  • 2.1 MP front camera
  • 4.7-inch 1080p display ( other sites report a 5.7 inch display )
  • Grade 5 Titanium Casing
  • Toughened Zirconia (for the ear pillow)
  • A Large 5th-gen sapphire crystal (for the screen)
  • Skin: Choice of calf, lizard or alligator
  • Colors: Claret Leather and Pure Jet Red Gold
  • Cat 4 LTE radio
  • NFC plus Qi wireless charging
  • Speakers : Tuned by Bang & Olufsen
  • Noise cancelling feature
  • Dolby Digital Surround sound
  • Ring tones composed by the London Symphony Orchestra
  • 2,275mAh battery

Are you saying ?That’s it?? Or ?Wow?!

What is it with Vertu and its Signature Touch smartphone, that makes it worth about 30 times more than the iPhone 5s?

Vertu had its roots as part of the Nokia company in 1998, but established itself as a separate entity in 2012. The predecessor of the Vertu Signature Touch (which will be available by June 2014), was the Vertu Ti which went for US$ 10,569 dollars.

Previous Vertu smartphones operated on a Symbian OS (signs of its Nokia origin), but the last few models wisely shifted to the more popular and functional Android OS.

Oblviously, Vertu is not selling a smartphone as a communication device, but as an accessory, in the same way people wear US$ 20,000 dollar watches (not because they need to be aware of the time).

Whether you feel that the smartphone is worth it, or not, the Vertu Signature Touch is truly a work of beauty and one smart device.

Image Source: http://www.vertu.com/en/signature-touch

 

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