Vertu, the manufacturer of luxury mobile phones, has unveiled the updated Signature Touch handset, which boasts top-end features.
Vertu handsets normally have expensive price tags as the smart phones are made with luxurious materials. In the past, many of the handsets made by Vertu did not include top-end features to justify the price. The new Signature Touch has a steep price but it also includes impressive specs.
"New Signature Touch balances high performance technology, dedicated services and peerless build quality and materials and boasts Vertu's most vibrant display ever," stated by Vertu.
The latest Signature Touch sports a 5.2-inch Full HD LCD display with 428ppi. The screen of the handset is protected by fifth-gen sapphire crystal. Vertu suggests that the inclusion of the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor makes the updated Signature Touch the most powerful device made by the company.
The original Signature Touch came with a 13MP rear-facing camera and a 2.1MP front camera. However, the new iteration of the phone is equipped with a 21MP primary camera with twin LED flash and 2.1MP front camera.
"New Signature Touch also includes our most powerful camera ever, featuring Vertu's custom Image Signal Processor and camera application software by ArcSoft," said the company.
The Signature Touch has 64GB of on-board storage and customers have the option to expand the memory to a massive 2TB using a microSD card. The handset comes with 4GB of RAM.
The Vertu offering comes with a 3,160mAh battery that offers up to 21 hours of talk time and up to 520 hours of standby time. The handset also features wireless charging. The Signature Touch has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC and micro-USB connectivity. The phone comes running on Android 5.1 Lollipop.
All Signature Touch customers also get access to Vertu Concierge, which offers dedicated services to owners. With the Vertu Concierge, customers get a single point of contact that can assist requests such as arranging travel, dining experience, accommodation and more to customers. The service is complimentary only for 18 months.
The Vertu handset measures 155 x 74 x 10.8mm and weighs 226 grams, or 7.97 ounces.
The all-new Vertu Signature Touch will be available starting mid-October globally. The starting price tag of the mobile phone will be £6,500, or around $9,900, and it can go up to £13,700, or about $20,900, based on the color and material selected by the customer.