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Vertu launches luxury Android smartphone


Vertu has recently launched its latest collection, the Constellation, a modern smartphone that combines all of Vertu’s expertise in fine materials, craftsmanship, technology and services. The launch was held at the first Vertu store located at the East Wing, Shangri-la Plaza Mall.

Handmade in England using premium materials and contemporary styling, Constellation takes Vertu in a new design direction, materially it embodies everything that the brand has become renowned for – tactile materials, outstanding engineering and craftsmanship and modern technology.

Sapphire crystal is a well-established part of the Vertu story. Constellation uses a 5.1 inch piece – weighing more than 100 carats – to cover the entire front of the phone and under which sits a 4.3 inch 720p high definition screen. The sapphire is resistant to scratching from anything other than diamond, ensuring that the screen remains virtually flawless throughout the life of the phone.

Surrounding the sapphire crystal is an engineered grade 5 titanium casing, a material two and a half times stronger than stainless steel yet only half the weight.

Constellation is swathed in high quality calf leather. Vertu has carefully selected the finest hides available from the Alps region of Europe, working with a tannery with more than 150 years’ experience. Constellation will launch in five exquisite colours that make stunning use of the single piece of leather used – Cappuccino, Black, Orange, Mocha and Raspberry.

Vertu Constellation offers everything for the modern smartphone user: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, Qualcomm Snapdragon dual core 1.7 GHz CPU, 32GB of internal memory, 13MP rear-facing camera with full HD video (1080p), a front-facing Skype compliant 1.3MP camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC. It also features a portfolio of melodic ringtones especially composed for Vertu and performed by the London Symphony Orchestra.