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.
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.
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.