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Vertu has a long and storied history of releasing ridiculously expensive luxury Android devices and this year it appears that tradition won’t be broken.
It’s likely that the newest Vertu Constellation will be no different from its predecessors in terms of cost, but it’s nice to see them catching up with semi-modern specs on the internals of these supposed luxury devices.
An inlaid ruby on the side of the phone allows the user to access Vertu’s 24-hour Concierge service for easy booking of events.
The Vertu Constellation handset will receive a refresh this year with new features in mind, including support for dual SIM cards and access to iPass, the largest WiFi network in the world.
As always, this refreshed Constellation is handmade in England with anodized aluminum and leather that’s been sourced from a specialist tannery in Italy.
Bear in mind, all Vertu phones run into the thousands, and this will likely be no different.
Vertu says the Constellation will go on sale in boutiques from mid-February, but it has yet to decide on a price.
The Constellation, like Vertu’s other handsets, will be hand-built in England and is crafted from anodized aluminium and finished with leather sourced “from a specialist, family-run tannery in Italy.”
The phone itself runs a customized version of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and Vertu hasn’t given me any indication that the handset will receive an upgrade to Nougat.
Vertu is sticking with premium elements, including sapphire, which adds extra protection with its 140 carat scratchproof finish.
Vertu Constellation is a hand-built luxury Android phone made with leather and rubies
VertuLudicrously lavish phone maker Vertu has a new, excitingly extravagant Android phone to tempt only the richest and most open-walleted among you.
It’s hand-built in England — like all of Vertu’s phones — and is made from anodized aluminium, wrapped in soft leather that’s specifically sourced from a “family-run” tannery in Italy.
It’s the first dual-SIM phone from Vertu, which the company claims allows it to work on “34 international bands.”
The rest of the phone’s specs are pretty much what you’d expect from a high-end device.
Vertu Constellation specs