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

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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  • Martin9630
    Looks very bulky, and only ICS?
  • twelve25
    Hey, for some people $10,000 and $100 are esentially the same amount of money, so why not?

  • esrever
    I wouldn't mind if someone gives me one of those for free.
  • ikyung
    Well... at least Nokia came out with an Android phone.. right? huehue
  • wardoc22
    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
  • gamebrigada
    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.
  • Cryio
    20 grand and it doesn't even pack the latest specs. :sigh:
  • master_chen
    Lawsuit from Lucid Logix incoming!!! 3....2....1...
  • MichaelSP
    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.
  • Even if I was a billionaire I would buy this crap. My classic Galaxy S is doing me just fine