LUXURY PHONE MAKER Vertu has announced the Signature Touch smartphone, a device that makes the iPhone look cheap with its whopping £6,750 price tag.
Of course, for close to £7,000, you're not getting a run-of-the-mill smartphone. The Vertu Signature Touch comes with a 24-hour on-demand concierge service, and is preloaded with a number of Vertu apps that offer exclusive services, such as the option to book tickets for prestigious events.
The smartphone also echoes Silent Circle's Blackphone with baked-in support for encrypted phone calls, so rich people can chat with their fellow oligarchs in private.
Each device is hand-crafted, with the signature of the person who made it hidden away in the Signature Touch handset's SIM slot. It's not your typical aluminium handset either, as the smartphone casing is milled from grade 5 titanium and appointed with hand-finished calf leather.
The Vertu Signature Touch has a 4.7in HD 1080p resolution screen powered by a quad-core 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM and Google's latest Android 4.4 Kitkat mobile operating system.
Vertu boasts that the Signature Touch's 13MP rear-facing camera is Hasselblad certified and has autofocus, a dual-LED flash and an accompanying 2.1MP camera on the front.
There's also a 2,750mAh battery with the option to charge the device wirelessly, Bluetooth 4.0, support for 4G LTE and audio provided by Bang & Olufsen speakers.
The Vertu Signature Touch will be available to order later this month for a cool £6,750, so you'd better get saving (yes, that was sarcasm in the headline, in case you don't have the Secret Service's latest software). It will be available in a number of different versions too, including Jet Alligator and Pure Navy Lizard, of course. µ
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