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Android Luxury Vertu Ti Announced, Costs $9,600 - $19,900

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Display is covered with sapphire glass, while its body is made out of titanium.

Vertu's first Android smartphone, the Vertu Ti, has been officially announced, with the device's price starting at $9,600.

Previously, the device's leak suggested that it would be priced at $4,070. The Vertu Ti, which is manufactured by Nokia, boasts a luxurious design in order to warrant its price tag. Its display is covered with sapphire glass, while its body is made out of titanium.

The Vertu Ti's price starts at $9,600 for the black leather version, as seen above. The cost of a "Pure Black" model is $11,500, while a "Black Alligator" option will set consumers back $12,800. The most expensive of the range is a "Titanium Red Gold Mixed Metals" variant that costs $19,900. The specifications of each model stay the same, with only the materials being pricier.

Vertu's head of design, Hutch Hutchison, stressed that the only material that can scratch sapphire glass is a diamond. The device itself will run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, accompanied by a 3.7-inch display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels.

The dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor is clocked at 1.5 GHz, joined by a 1,250 mAh battery, a rear 8-megapixel camera on the back that's capable of 1080p video capture, a front-facing 1.2-megapixel snapper and 64 GB of storage.


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    twelve25 , February 13, 2013 4:04 AM
    Hey, for some people $10,000 and $100 are esentially the same amount of money, so why not?

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    Martin9630 , February 13, 2013 4:02 AM
    Looks very bulky, and only ICS?
  • 17 Hide
    twelve25 , February 13, 2013 4:04 AM
    Hey, for some people $10,000 and $100 are esentially the same amount of money, so why not?

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    esrever , February 13, 2013 4:05 AM
    I wouldn't mind if someone gives me one of those for free.
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    ikyung , February 13, 2013 4:12 AM
    Well... at least Nokia came out with an Android phone.. right? huehue
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    wardoc22 , February 13, 2013 4:21 AM
    Pfft I gotz hella really lotz of cash money just laying around my room

    10,000 iz nothing 4 me 2 worry 'bout cuz im rich
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    gamebrigada , February 13, 2013 4:23 AM
    I've played around with their constellation series, and I was quite jealous. The designs are absolutely beautiful, if you think its pretty in the picture, you should see it in your hand. It just compliments everything. Far from being a simplistic design. Love the Sapphire glass as well, gives it a slight blueish tint but very pleasing, and extremely durable. Puts Gorilla glass to shame. Pretty small battery on this guy, but I guess you don't need the battery, you can just sit there and look at its prettiness and be entertained.
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    Cryio , February 13, 2013 4:39 AM
    20 grand and it doesn't even pack the latest specs. :sigh:
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    master_chen , February 13, 2013 4:42 AM
    Lawsuit from Lucid Logix incoming!!! 3....2....1...
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    MichaelSP , February 13, 2013 4:51 AM
    I guess its for luxury design but you'd think they'd make it more...up to date? I thought seeing the news title that it'd be some super-phone with amazing tech not in most phones due to being cost restrictive.
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    Anonymous , February 13, 2013 4:54 AM
    Even if I was a billionaire I would buy this crap. My classic Galaxy S is doing me just fine
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    Uberragen21 , February 13, 2013 4:55 AM
    To be honest, it looks like crap and the specs aren't something worth bragging about. Sapphire glass, okay nice touch. Titanium on a phone, ehh. Tiny screen, low resolution, only 1250 mAh battery? So you pay about 9000 to 19000 too much for a phone that gets crappy reception, dies in a couple hours of moderate use, and you have to squint just to see the screen. Hmmm, where do I get one?
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    fcabanski , February 13, 2013 4:57 AM
    Even if I had the money I wouldn't want this phone. It's an instant theft target.
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    gamingboy , February 13, 2013 5:02 AM
    This is almost identical to a Samsung Galaxy S2, yet it costs +10000$?
    Come on.....
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    sixdegree , February 13, 2013 5:15 AM
    "Titanium Red Gold Mixed Metals" variant for $19.900? I'd rather use a solid block of gold to make my phone call.
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    KyrosysJ , February 13, 2013 5:28 AM
    might as well sell my arm and leg for this. anyone looking to buy a pair of kidneys? hardly used : never smoked or got drunk
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    mrmez , February 13, 2013 6:20 AM
    What a beautifully crafted piece of crap.
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    blazorthon , February 13, 2013 6:26 AM
    mrmezWhat a beautifully crafted piece of crap.

    Yeah... Sure, they look nice, but the specs are extremely unimpressive, especially considering how incredibly expensive they are.
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    ChiefScooter , February 13, 2013 6:40 AM
    Will it blend?
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    mayankleoboy1 , February 13, 2013 6:50 AM
    nice looks. The people who buy these products dont look for top notch perf. They look for top notch looks.
    And they certainly dont visit Tomshardware.
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    mayankleoboy1 , February 13, 2013 6:52 AM
    forgot to add, a dual core Snapdragon S4 is quite fast.
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