Little can be said about Vertu that hasn't already been said. Their exquisite take on extremely luxurious handsets has more or less transformed the company into a synonym for high stature. Their long history made them the most instantly recognizable name in the business, which is why we generally love to gaze at every new creation they put out no matter how ridiculously overpriced and unobtainable it is for the better part of us.
The latest creation of the British company is a member of the Signature Touch line. Just like the rest of the collection the handset combines current technology with extremely high-end design, materials and naturally enough price.
The new addition comes bearing the name "Pure Jet Red Gold" which mostly explains what the phone is about. It is pretty much identical to the rest of the lineup in terms of internals, but now comes with what Vertu consider a classier and cleaner style, namely with only gold in accents instead of "overly gaudy" precious stones.
The company goes on to emphasize that although the Pure Jet Red Gold does not bear some special sign of exclusivity, like the Jet Calf edition or the Vertu for Bentley edition it is just as classy, while screaming "I am simply that rich", so no compromises in this department were made.
The phone itself is constructed from Grade 5 titanium and black PVD-coated titanium for the back side. It also sports what Vertu refer to as 'fine-mill' leather from the Alpine region where calves are apparently more exclusive.
On the hardware side the Vertu is pretty much identical to its siblings. It has the same 4.7-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 801 SoC with a quad-core Krait 400 CPU and 2GB of RAM. The screen is made of sapphire crystal, which besides being quite expensive should provide more than excellent protection. A full rundown of the hardware can be found on our specs page.
The handset currently goes for $21,900, which is hopefully enough to make a clear social statement otherwise Vertu might lose some of its prospective clientele with its new "clean" design approach.
classy like a car tyre. :)
Sorry, I prefer BELLPERRE Touch phone. These are subtle, more classy. http://www.gsmarena.com/bellperre_touch_is_a_vertu_rival_from_the_netherlands-news-11176.php Vertu is only very expensive but design is average.