The New Vertu Phone: Luxury Tech with a Precious Antique Look

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Smartphones have become quite an important part of our daily lives. According to recent studies, 46 percent of adults keep their mobile phone within reach throughout the day, and the number is expected to rise during the next few years. Meanwhile, the prices for these devices vary widely, depending on the specs and features.

There is an impressive number of expensive mobile phones in the world. You can find a luxury counterpart to almost anything out there, so why not smartphones, too? In addition to being a gateway into everything that goes on in our lives, mobile phones can also be the envy of all. Especially when it comes to the new Vertu phone.

Thanks to the recent advances in technology, our smartphones seem to have outdone computers. If you are in the market for a phone that will do everything – while also looking exquisite – then you should be willing to pay a lot of money. And Vertu, the English luxury phone manufacturer, has come up with something that might just catch your interest.

Luxurious Phone Design

The most recent smartphone launched by Vertu is a premium handset designed to meet the needs of the global traveler. In addition to the dual SIM capability, Constellation will also support multiple bands. While the news of the upcoming device broke out at the beginning of 2017, the actual launch is expected sometime in mid-February.

Constellation will mark Vertu’s first incursion into the dual SIM functionality, allowing future users to switch back and forth between two different networks – seamlessly and effortlessly. The new Vertu phone will also provide support for no less than 34 international bands. Using this phone anywhere in the world will be a piece of cake!

Vertu Constellation: Specs

The technology for smartphones seems to have hit the pause button; most of the latest editions feature similar specs. The Vertu Constellation, for instance, comes with a 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED display resolution (2,560 by 1,440 pixels and 538 PPI). In addition, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset will power it, while the impressive response time is given by 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of expandable storage.

The upcoming phone will also come equipped with 4K video support, a 12-megapixel rear camera, and a fingerprint scanner. We have come to expect these specs for the latest flagship devices from renowned brands. Vertu Constellation will also run the Android Marshmallow Operation System.

To top it all off, Constellation will feature a wireless charging functionality, a USB Type-C port, and a 3,220 mAh battery for prolonged battery cycle. For high-quality audio, the brand equipped the new phone with front-facing stereo speakers and Dolby Digital Plus virtual surround sound. The phone will also connect to iPass, the world’s largest Wi-Fi network.

Vertu Constellation: Over-The-Top Features

We have presented you the common features Constellation shares with other high-end smartphones, but this is where things get luxurious. Vertu was already famously focused on a phone’s aesthetics, which is why fans were not surprised to hear that nothing has been spared with the Constellation. Everything is over the top, from the anodized aluminum used for manufacturing to the leather finish that comes from “a specialist, family-run tannery in Italy.”

The phone’s display will also have a scratchproof, 140-carat 6th-generation sapphire crystal glass – nothing but the best in the industry. It’s also worth mentioning that Vertu Constellation makes encrypted calls using Silent Circle’s services – in case you need to make sensitive phone calls. The ruby insert also doubles as a shortcut key for the Vertu Concierge, the 24-hour concierge assistance that caters to the users’ every whim.

Vertu Constellation: Price

While the luxury phone company has yet to announce a price for their latest handset, it is not difficult to make a calculated guess. Based on the brand’s pricing history, we should expect nothing less than four figures for the Vertu Constellation. If you have the money to burn, go ahead and “Register Your Interest.” However, we feel compelled to mention that plenty of other high-end phones offer so much more with a lesser price tag. Then again, no one buys a Vertu phone for its specs – they buy it to get noticed.


If you do not want to wait for the Vertu Constellation to launch, you can have any handset from the older collections. Below you will find a short review for each of the previous lines released by Vertu and the starting price. Nota bene: The prices are on the expensive side, given the luxurious brand we are talking about here.

The Signature Collection

First collection released by Vertu, the Signature handsets are meticulously handcrafted from the rarest materials. In line with the company’s uncompromising standards, Signature is an outstanding expression of Vertu’s classic vision. The collection is timeless and unmistakable, designed to please elegant tastes. If you are interested in buying a Signature phone, the line is available in a variety of sophisticated editions.

Price starting from: €13.100,000

The Constellation Collection

Constellation is the epitome of British craftsmanship, combining technology and ingenuity in a seamless and luxurious result. The entire collection brings together streamlined aesthetics, high performance, and the finest materials. Each Constellation device is handmade and in line with the uncompromising high standards of Vertu.

The phone features powerful technology, delivers global connectivity with dual SIM, and provides the latest in biometric security with a fingerprint sensor. With its stunning 5.5″ display, the Constellation is the perfect companion for the international traveler. A team of craftsmen have ensured each Vertu is of the highest quality, from the polished sapphire screen to the turning of the final screw.

With any Vertu Constellation, the device itself is only the beginning. The ruby key it features is a virtual passport to a world of possibilities: from a curated list of unique global experiences, to the 24-hour Concierge service, and peace of mind with impressive security features.

The Aster Collection

One of the most sought-after collections, Aster blends uncompromising performance with an unmistakable aesthetic. The result is an exceptional device that enables you to access a world of exclusive lifestyle experiences. Every edition within the Aster collection bears a unique design that makes it both truly individual and visually arresting. You can choose from a thoughtful selection of elegant colors, exotic skins, and beautiful leathers.

In addition, you can also choose any of the Vertu cases to protect your Aster in style. Crafted from the most beautiful exotic skins and the finest leathers, the cases present eye-catching colors and stunning designs. Aster astonishes with the meticulous craftsmanship honed over many years. An unmistakable statement piece, each Aster is a special expression of refined aesthetic.

Price starting from: € 4.100,000

The Signature Touch Collection

A creative update of the Signature Collection, the Signature Touch is the ultimate expression of cutting-edge technology, English craftsmanship, and exclusive services. It represents the company’s dedication to the extraordinary through phones that are designed for high performance with a clean and shiny aesthetic. Signature Touch is also available for purchase in a range of pleasant colors. As the next-best thing in the industry of high performance smartphone, the Signature Touch collection blends exquisite design and powerful technology.

Price starting from: € 100,000

Vertu for Bentley

This collection represents the combination of two of the most luxurious English brands: Vertu and Bentley. Inspired by the Bentley Mulsanne Speed, the ‘Signature for Bentley’ phone stands in a category of its own, with various tangible design cues drawn from Bentley’s superb automotive. On one hand, the carbon fiber pillow on the Signature uses the same carbon weave design pattern as the Mulsanne Speed. The polished stainless steel sides are reminiscent of Bentley control knobs, offering a tactile knurled finish. On the other, the Beluga Black calf leather encasing the handset comes from the same tannery used by Bentley.

The phone case is also embellished with a Bentley Flying B Titanium emblem, adorning the sapphire face piece below the key pad. Along with a selection of Bentley images – which feature the Signature for Bentley exclusive wallpapers – the Vertu for Bentley offers an exquisite result.

Price of Signature for Bentley: €18.400,000

Unique Vertu: Exclusive Personalization

One of the best things about Vertu is its exclusive personalization services, which ensure your phone is a true reflection of your uniqueness. With the ‘Made To Order’ option, you can personalize your Vertu by choosing from a selection of leathers, colors, and designs – you can even add your initials on it! Once you have completed your virtual design, a single master craftsman in England will faithfully create your Vertu, with careful attention to detail. The option is also available at select Vertu boutiques.

Do you want to turn one Vertu into an unforgettable gift? You can also opt for engraving a name or message that will make it truly unique. The company can engrave your chosen words onto any edition in the collections, after you’ve added it to your shopping cart.

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