Vertu’s Aster is a no-compromise luxury phone that’ll cost just £4200

Luxury device maker Vertu has launched its latest smartphone called the Aster which is crafted from premium materials as you’d expect, and carries a reasonable price of £4200. Clearly, that is a premium amount to pay for a handset, but it’s considerably lesser than the €7900 tag affixed for the high-end and gorgeous Signature Touch.

The arrival of the Vertu Aster has been anticipated ever since the device was spotted at China’s TENNA and the FCC. We already know a lot about what hardware the phone will carry, but its design has only now been detailed in its entirety. The front panel sports a 5.1-inch fifth generation sapphire crystal glass beneath which, sits a 4.7-inch 1080p display.

Vertu Aster

The main casing is crafted from grade 5 titanium and the company is offering multiple types of leathers including Calf, Karung and Ostrich in different colors. A monogram or engraving can also be made on the rear panel while ordering the phone through the company’s website.

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Accompanying the gorgeous exteriors are dual cameras (a 2.1MP snapper on the front and a 13MP sensor on the rear) and front-facing stereo speakers from Bang & Olufsen backed by Dolby Digital Plus audio. The phone comes unlocked and supports globally 3G and 4G networks.

Detailed look at the Vertu Aster’s main specifications:

– Android 4.4 KitKat
– 4.7-inch 1080p display with sapphire crystal
– 2.3GHz quad core Snapdragon 801 SOC
– 2GB RAM, 64GB internal storage
– 3G HSPA+, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0 + LE, NFC, Wi-Fi ac
– 2MP front camera, 13MP rear snapper
– 2275mAh battery with Qi wireless charging

The Vertu Aster will go on sale in the UK starting today and will be available globally in the coming days.