Vertu’s next Android phone will be a beast on the inside too

Vertu is a mobile phone brand that’s definitely not known for putting high-end specs in its devices. The company focuses on expensive materials and luxury finishes, but so far it hasn’t had one phone that could be considered top of the line in terms of hardware innards.

That’s set to change, though. Vertu is apparently working on a follow-up to its first ever Android-powered offering, the Ti from last year. Android only came to Vertu in 2013 because until 2012 the company was owned by Nokia, and this was all before the Nokia X became reality, mind you. So back when the green robot was a big no-no in Finland.

That said, after shedding its Nokia roots, Vertu immediately started work on Android smartphones. The Ti was, as always, interesting on the outside, but completely unimpressive on the inside (which has generally been the case with Vertu’s products).

The upcoming Vertu Signature Touch is a different story, though. The handset bearing the model number RM-980V (it’s odd to see Vertu still using Nokia-like model designations, by the way) was put through the paces of the AnTuTu benchmark recently. This means its most important specs have surfaced today.

Vertu Signature Touch benchmark

It will come with a 1080p Full HD touchscreen of unknown size, a 13 MP rear camera, a 2 MP front camera, a 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of built-in storage, and it shall run Android 4.4 KitKat. Sure, the Snapdragon 801 is the king of the mobile chipset world nowadays, but its predecessor is nothing to make fun of either.

For now when the Vertu Signature Touch will be out or how many banks you’ll need to rob to get one remain mysteries, but we’ll let you know when we find out more.

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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