When the iPhone 5 launched in India at Rs 45,500, Twitter was all up in hands and came up with various tweets on what else you could do with that money. Nowadays the 40-50k seems to be the norm with the Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One and the BlackBerry Z10 all launching in this price range.
If you thought that was a bit pricey, luxury phone maker Vertu has launched an Android phone – the Vertu TI in the country priced at ONLY Rs 6,49,990.
Vertu is going after the uber-rich with this phone.
According to Vertu these smartphones have 184 individual parts, which are made by company’s craftsmen in England and packs a Grade 5 titanium body with a scratchproof sapphire crystal screen. This phone also features Bang & Olufsen stereo speakers.
In terms of specifications, it comes with Android 4.0 (even at this price, you can’t be guaranteed of the latest version of Android). It is powered by a 1.7GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 64GB storage. It has a 3.7-inch sapphire crystal display and titanium casing. It features an 8-megpixel rear camera and a 1.3MP front camera. It has the usual connectivity options and NFC and WiFI.
The phone introduces the Vertu Key for the first time, which is a successor to the Concierge button found on previous Vertu phones, which provides instant access to a curated world of benefits and services and a team of people available to the customer, round the clock wherever they may be.
These services include Vertu Certainty, which helps protect the device, its data and, where necessary, the customer, Vertu Life – tailored information, articles and benefits.
This smartphone was launched globally in February 2013.
The phone is available at certain retail stores in select cities which can be on the Vertu website.
Vertu was established by Nokia as a wholly-owned subsidiary in 1998, but was sold to private equity group EQT VI last October.
- 3.7-inches the WVGA screen
- 1.7GHz dual-core processor
- 1GB RAM
- 64GB internal storage
- 8-megapixel rear camera
- 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera
- Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)