For the majority of smartphone enthusiasts, the “Vertu” brand doesn’t offer much. In fact, many people criticize this ex-Nokia luxury division due to the fact that Vertu phones are overly expensive for the “wrong reasons”. In other words, aside from being built out of exotic materials such as sapphire glass, titanium and vulcanized rubber and leather, the majority of Vertu phones are pretty much basic in terms of software and hardware performance.
In a world where smartphones make a name for themselves through their raw hardware specs, features and sometimes design, Vertu phones have been considered to be nothing else but “bling”. They are luxury items in the end, and their prices are not easily justified – as is the case with the majority of luxury goods.
Fortunately though, it appears that the company in question is now working on a new device, and this time around we’re looking at a phone with flagship specifications for a change.
A Vertu Phone with Flagship Specs in the Works?
A brand new Vertu phone has just been listed in AnTuTu’s database, under the name “Signature Touch RM-980V“. The handset in question appears to feature a 1080 x 1920 display, a Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.3 GHz, an Adreno 330 graphics chip, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage. The gadget also appears to pack a 13 MP main camera complemented by a 2 MP sensor, and it runs on Android 4.4.2 out of the box.
Not bad at all, especially when comparing this model with the rest of Vertu’s line-up, but we still feel that the manufacturer could’ve done a better job. Perhaps a Snapdragon 801 or 805 was more appropriate, not to mention more on-board storage, but it would have probably make the price (which we expect it will be quite high) skyrocket.
Either way, this is definitely a step up from the Vertu Ti, so we’re wondering just how much more expensive this piece will be – assuming of course that Vertu will continue to make use of grade 5 Titanium and other expensive materials.
Would any of our readers be interested in a flagship worthy Vertu smartphone? What are your thoughts on the aforementioned hardware specs? Feel free to drop us a line below.