The Vertu Constellation is a device that was made for the paranoid (like Emmanuel Chenze) and super rich. This phone will be made in England, right down to its hand-turned screws. The phone is made of anodized aluminium, with a leather back that will come “from a specialist, family-run tannery in Italy.”
Other fancy features include a sapphire crystal display and one ruby button access to Vertu’s 24-hour concierge service – if you thought your digital assistant was great, how about a personal concierge?
Specifications of the Vertu Constellation include:
- 5.5-inch WQHD AMOLED display
- Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow (disappointing)
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
- 4GB of RAM, 128GB of onboard storage and a microSD card slot (like you need it)
- A 3220mAh battery
- A 12MP rear camera that supports up to 1.55 micro pixels for those low-light shots
- USB Type-C port
- Wireless charging
- Fingerprint reader
- NFC for Android Pay
- Secure connections via Silent Circle
- Dolby Digital Plus-supported sound for its front-facing speakers on the top and bottom
The phone’s price is yet to be announced by Vertu, but going with the company’s previous trends, this ludicrously lavish phone will not cost less than $8,000 (approximately KES.830,000). If you’re interested, you can register to buy the device on the company’s website, but if you saw that price and thought of buying a Toyota Vitz instead, this phone is not for you.