We’ve told you that Vertu is preparing to launch another smartphone and voila – it’s here. Like any other Vertu device, the Aster isn’t made for the mass market but for the very few who can actually afford it.
The company’s latest piece of jewelry starts at £4,200 (about $6,785 or €5,350) depending on the materials being used. The phone’s body, handcrafted in England, is made out of exquisite materials such as “Grade 5 titanium alloy” as well as various types of leather (calf, karung and ostrich).
Specs wise, the Aster packs a 4.7-inch “virtually scratch-proof” sapphire crystal display with full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels) resolution, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core chip clocked at 2.3GHz, 2GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, LTE, NFC, Dolby Digital Plus surround sound and a 2275 mAh battery. When it comes to the camera, users get a Hasselblad-certified 13MP rear camera with dual LED flash as well as a 2.1MP selfie shooter.
Alongside the device itself, Vertu phone buyers also get to benefit from access to exclusive services like Vertu Classic Concierge, Vertu Life, and Vertu Certainty.
The Aster measures 143.4 x 69 x 11.2 mm and has a weight of 193 grams. It is by far the best luxury smartphone we’ve seen to date. Alas, because of its steep price tag, owning it will be the privilege of the very few people on the planet. And if you happen to be in that group, please consider advertising on IntoMobile. 😉