Vertu, the company known for its lavish and ridiculously expensive phones, has announced its first Android phone named the Vertu Ti. The Ti is a luxury phone made up of top-notch materials that give the build quality a pristine touch and feel, as the chassis is constructed out of titanium, and the screen is fashioned from sapphire crystal. Vertu is expecting users to splurge $10,000 for the Ti.
Under the hood brings some more than adequate features such as an unnamed 1.7GHz dual-core processor as the engine, an 8MP rear camera with 1080p video recording, as well as a 1.3MP front-facing camera, a 3.7-inch WVGA screen, 64GB of storage and pentaband DC-HSDPA connectivity. What’s unimpressive about the phone is the year-old skinned Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich powering the software side of things. The Vertu Ti also carries a tiny 1,250mAh battery, as well as sound “punctuated by the London Symphony Orchestra.”
Perhaps the biggest advantage with buying a handset from Vertu is getting its concierge call service to help out with things like local advice and restaurant booking. If you think about it, it’s the old-fashioned version of Google Now.
It doesn’t take much for us to know that 10 grand for a phone that doesn’t run the latest Android operating system, nor is capable of 4G LTE connectivity is a bit over the top. But if you’re rich and have nothing to do with your money besides blow it on frivolous stuff like this, then by all means cop it.