The Android-powered Vertu Ti is real and has been made official today. This is Vertu’s first ever device to run Android, and it’s pretty obvious that something like this wouldn’t have happened had the company still been owned by Nokia. Alas, that’s not the case, so the Vertu Ti can boast its share of Ice Cream Sandwich.
Like other Vertu phones before it, the Ti isn’t high-end in the traditional sense. It doesn’t come with the latest and greatest specs, and it’s running a version of the OS that’s more than one year old at this point.
But Vertu isn’t about the cream of the crop in terms of specs. Instead, the company focuses on choice of materials and the production process itself. The Ti is handmade in England therefore, and it comes with a hefty €7,900 price.
For that amount of dough you get a 3.7-inch 480×800 touchscreen, an 8 MP rear camera with dual-LED flash, a 1.3 MP front-facing camera, a dual-core 1.7 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM, 64 GB of built-in storage space, all the usual connectivity options (except LTE), and acoustics tuned in collaboration with Bang & Olufsen. Its dimensions are 130.4×58.9×12.8 mm, and it weighs 181 grams. It runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The casing is made from titanium, and the screen is made out of sapphire crystals, making this device a lot sturdier than other smartphones, the company claims. Leather is also used in its construction, by the way.
If you want to order a Ti, just go to Vertu’s website.
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