Last month we reported about the luxury phone market as an emerging growth sector in the smartphone market. Well, add another beautiful phone to the growing list of luxury phones. Bellperre has announced a new phone, the Touch, which will try to compete against the likes of Vertu and Lamborghini. A luxury smartphone is a phone that cost over $2,000 USD. The Bellperre certainly fits that criteria with a price tag of around $3,000 to $3,430 depending on the types of materials you wish to use for your work of art.
The Bellperre Touch is made out of 236L stainless steel and your choice of either American buffalo or alligator leather that comes in a plethora of colors. The cool part about the leather is what the company calls, “Touch Through Leather Technology.” This comes in the form of a leather strip located below the screen that allows for touch controls such as the home and back button. The Touch also comes with a 4.9″ Super AMOLED display that has sapphire crystal glass to reduce scratches and fingerprints. But don’t let the beauty of it’s outside fool you. This phone is every bit tough and is capable of taking the normal impacts as well as being flame resistant…you know, in case you want to make a call while grilling some steaks poolside.
In terms of other specifications, the Bellperre Touch is average. It has a dual-core processor running at 1.5GHz, 2GB of RAM and 48GB of internal storage. It also comes with NFC, Bluetooth, and also has LTE. These features are combined with an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 1.9-megapixel front camera. The display has a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.
The specs are about the same as a normal mid-range phone. However, take into consideration that the Vertu cost over $20,000 so this phone is definitely a bargain in terms of the luxury phone market. Still it would be nice to have a better display, better camera, and a much better processor if you are going to shell out $3,000. But the point of the luxury phone market is not about specs, it is about looks and status. The Bellperre Touch certainly delivers on both of those requirements. It should be noted that these phones are assembled by hand and thus no two phones are alike. So for $3,000 you get a one of a kind device that is beautiful and elegant and sure to turn a few heads.