Vertu has already ventured into the luxury Android business with the Constellation - an exquisite phone on the outside with mid-range specs on the inside. The ever-vigilant AnTuTu team has spotted what could be a far more interesting flagship Vertu smartphone, though, called the Signature Touch (RM-980V).
The Signature line is fairly old (the original came out in 2003) and featured an iconic chevron design with a wide choice of premium materials. The Vertu Signature Touch is clearly ready to abandon its keypad roots and move to a high quality touchscreen.
The AnTuTu benchmark registered a 1080p screen but unfortunately there's no reading on screen size. The Vertu Signature Touch also boasts a 13MP main camera and a 2MP front-facer, plus 16GB of storage.
The phone ran a current Android 4.4.2 on a powerful Snapdragon 800 chipset with 2GB RAM. Not quite on par with mainstream flagships but still large leap from the Snapdragon S4 Pro with dual-core processor that powers the Constellation.
It even got a very good score, placing it a bit lower than a Sony Xperia Z2 but well above a Nexus 5.
Higher is better
What AnTuTu wasn’t designed to measure is the raison d'etre of the Vertu Signature Touch – the exclusivity of the materials and the craftsmanship of the hand-built chassis. Guess we'll have to wait for the star-studded official announcement to find that out.
This is one of those moronic statements that is repeated over and over. Just because you want to now the cost of something...or get a value for your money...doesn't mean you "cannot" afford it.
Hehe, Vertu... one of those accessories that spares you the embarrassment of declaring in public that you are a moron; the phone says it all :P
Why would they?