Vertu Ti Specs Leak Out; Anybody for a $10,000 Smartphone?

February 12, 2013 - Written By Silviu MarchiÈ™

The latest Vertu smart phone has been leaked recently, along with photos of the models to be presented and the recommended price tag. The good news is that it will be an Android smart phone.

The specs of the upcoming phone, are not spectacular, at best, the specs are for a mid-range smart phone on the current market but then again, that was never Vertu’s main selling point. Here is what we know so far about the The Vertu Ti (model number RM-828V) specs:

  • 1.5 GHz Snapdragon MSM8260A SoC
  • 800 x 480 resolution display
  • NFC chip
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 1,250 mAh battery
  • WCDMA 850/900/1700/1900/2100 radio
  • Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Front-facing and back-facing camera

A 1,250 mAh battery, really? Regardless of the specs, the phone is said to come at a jaw-dropping price of around $10,000 (€7440 in the current exchange rate, or roughly 11 Sony Xperia Zs). Its main feature, as any luxury phone on the market is not its hardware specifications, but the design of the phone and the materials used.

The Vertu Ti will come in four variants: Titanium Black PVD black leather, Red Gold Mixed Metal, Titanium Black Leather and Titanium Black Alligator (all visible in the picture above). The screen will be protected by a sapphire display. If you thought your phone is scratch free because you have a Gorilla Glass 2 screen, think again. This display can be scratched only by a diamond. Now, you won’t have to worry if you put your phone with the screen down on the table (unless it’s a table covered with small diamonds, of course).

Well, the Vertu Ti smart phone will be definitely something to look at, with its titanium casing, Alligator skin-covered back (if you choose that variant) and classic premium Vertu look. We will know more soon, since the phone will be presented at the MWC 2013 this month.

When it’s all said and done, Vertu look like they’re sort of throwing out a smartphone for the sake of it, it’s hardly what you’d call up-to-date and if I were paying that much for something I’d want to see the future, let alone be current.