Luxury phone maker Vertu offers phones that are hand-crafted and made from unusual materials including leather an Italian fabric. But with the possible exception of last year’s Vertu Signature Touch, most Vertu phones feature dated or underpowered hardware… especially when you consider the astronomical prices the company charges for its phones: the Signature Touch sells for $9,000 and up.

Now Vertu is offering a cheaper option… that’s still extraordinarily expensive. The new Vertu Aster Chevron collection smartphones sell for $4,200.

vertu aster chevron

The phones feature Italian fabric and Titanium on the sides and front. Three styles are available: Blue Chevron, Pink Chevron, and Black Chevron.

Each model features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, a 4.7 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display, 2GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, 13MP rear and 2.1MP front cameras, stereo speakers, 2,275 mAh batteries with Qi wireless charging support, and 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, and 4G LTE connectivity.

In other words, it’s an expensive, hand-crafted case that houses the guts of a $150 – $200 smartphone.

Vertu’s phones do come with a subscription to the company’s 24-hour concierge service though, so you can ask a real person to help you with directions, flight bookings, or other assistance rather than relying on Siri, Cortana, or Google’s voice assistant.

via Phone Arena


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