Vertu launches $6600 leather-backed Android phone
If the Galaxy Note 3's faux-leather back just isn't leathery enough for you, the Vertu's got you covered with its second high-priced Android phone, the Constellation. The luxury electronics company has today unveiled the device, which packs a dual-core Snapdragon S4 CPU, Android 4.2 and a calf leather and titanium body. The leather extends around the body of the handset, and unlike the $10,000 Vertu Ti, the $6,630 Constellation is more traditionally smartphone-shaped.
On the front is an unremarkable 4.3-inch 720p display behind strengthened sapphire glass, which Vertu says can withstand the impact of a 200-gram steel ball being dropped from one meter. The Constellation also gains a higher-specced camera than Vertu's earlier offering, with a 13-megapixel unit being included. 32 and 64GB storage options are available, but according to Engadget there's still no LTE support. To compensate, Vertu plans offer each customer unlimited global Wifi through a partnership with iPass.
The Vertu Constellation will be available from selected Vertu boutiques from next month. If you want to arrange a private viewing (yes, that's actually a thing) you can do so through the manufacturer's website.
Source: Vertu (opens in new tab), Engadget (opens in new tab)
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Still a huge ripoff in my opinion.