Got ten Gs kicking around? Odds are you probably won’t want to spend it on Vertu’s newest handset, the Ti. But if you’re willing, that’s exactly how much this under powered phone costs. Nevertheless, you know just as well as I do that Vertu has never been on the bleeding edge of tech when it comes to OS, screen size, and all together features. What you get instead is an opulent and unique design, along with 1-year of the company’s concierge service.
But that isn’t to say this is your garden variety handset. Housed inside of the titanium body is a WVGA 3.7-inch screen, a dual-core 1.7Ghz processor, 1GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. There is also an 8MP camera for recording full HD video, as well as a front facing 1.3MP camera for Skype calls and those alike. The sound is said to be tuned in cahoots with “Bang & Olufsen and punctuated by the London Symphony Orchestra. Powerful stereo drivers are acoustically integrated into the chassis to maximise frequency response and level.” Lastly, and most certainly far from least, the entire phone’s underpinning comes by way of Android 4.0. Which mind you is two iterations behind the most current operating system. Still, it’s Vertu’s most powerful phone, and since it’s handmade from 184 individual parts by a single craftsman, there’s a good chance it will last the test of time, even if it is already somewhat antiquated.
The Vertu Ti is available online or in select boutiques.