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
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
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