When it comes to choosing a smartphone, there are many reasons why some people prefer a certain brand over another. It could be brand loyalty, love of the design, features, and etc., but when it comes to Vertu handsets, it’s mostly about luxury and status and if you have money to spare, the company has recently announced their new Constellation smartphone which in all honesty seems more form, rather than function.
The phone will sport a 5.1” sheet of sapphire crystal that offers up hardiness only second to diamond. The case of the phone will be made from grade 5 titanium, making it twice as strong as stainless steel, and will see the rest of the device wrapped in real calf leather that will come in a variety of different colors. The phone will also come packed with some of Vertu’s services for the elite, such as Life, offering the user access to private clubs and invite-only events, and Certainty, which offers encryption and security features.
As far as the rest of the phone is concerned, the Vertu Constellation will feature a 1.7GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon chip with a 4.3” 720p HD display, a 13MP rear-facing camera, 32GB of onboard storage, along with WiFi, Bluetooth, and NFC connectivity options. It will also run on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean which we guess is a nice surprise. Priced at around $6,630, it is definitely out of the reach for the average consumer.