Vertu Launches its Second Android the Constellation
Vertu announces a new leather bound Android based Constellation smart phone! The Vertu brand is not as well known as one may expect. The company prides itself on manufacturing amazingly high end hardware. We’re talking gadgets that put Apple’s price mark up to shame! Back in 2012 as Nokia shuffled some of their things around, they wisely sold off this luxury brand to EQT how paid about $249 million bucks for the brand. Shortly their after the company launched its first of many Android based handsets, the TI. The next device out of the camp is the Vertu Constellation, anyone have 6k to blow?
Vertu’s game plan as you may have noticed caters to the excessively rich and seemingly senseless and today marks a new offering from the company. The company announced their new Constellation device via a good old fashioned press release. While the text of the press release was not draped in diamonds and pearls, it probably should have been! The new Constellation from Vertu while surely capable is not a class leading device, but is however slightly more powerful that the TI. The Constellation starts with an amazingly mediocre 4.3 inch 720p touch screen display that is protected from upon high by the price of darkness…otherwise known as sapphire glass. According to the companies boasting the glass can withstand a drop of two hundred grams from about one meter. Internally the handset runs with Android version 4.2 and gets its go from a 1.7 GHz dual core Snapdragon S4 processor and a GPU speculated to be Adreno 320. Around back of the Constellation we find a 13 mega pixel camera while a front facing sensor is found clocking in at 1.3 mega pixels. Additionally the handset is uses an amazingly small 1800 mAh battery and packs in all the standards like NFC, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. Unfortunately however, no LTE! The handset is offered up in both 32 and 64 GB variations and will cost you around $6600 bucks. With all that said the Constellation’s body is meticulously crafted of Grade 5 titanium and uses a calf leather to finish up its exterior. Calf’s offered in brown, orange, black, light brown and cherry. According to Engadget the companies CEO stated the handset “tested extremely well in China and Russia”.
Any takers? The device will work with At&t and T-Mobile here stateside and for its lack of LTE connectivity, you’ll get free Wi-Fi access via iPass! Sound off in the comments below and let us know what you think of Vertu’s latest offering. Also, before you run be sure to check out all the best in Android accessories here.NFC, Android, bluetooth, Vertu, wirelessground