Vertu Signature Touch may be the first luxury phone worth the price tag


signature touchSignature Touch smartphone by Vertu.

Most “luxury” smartphones are a bit of a gimmick, usually rock bottom specs, a splash of gold and a logo and an eye watering price. Well, the Vertu Signature Touch may just be the first luxury smart device out there actually worth the hefty price.

Breaking the trend of luxury devices being ran by a poor chipset and an outdated version of Android, the Vertu Signature Touch is rocking a 2.3GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, a 4.7 inch full HD 1080p display, which gives it a pretty high pixel density. The Signature Touch will also be running Android 4.4 KitKat.

The Vertu Signature’s hardware is where it really stands out, aside from the device’s titanium frame with a ceramic finish, it’s lather back and its sapphire crystal glass screen, it also has some pretty impressive hardware specs too. Round the back of the device you’ll find a 13 megapixel snapper created by Swedish manufacturer Hasselblad and a 2.1 megapixel camera up front. There’s also some Bang and Olufsen speakers to add to the class this phone oozes. You also have the ability to wireless charge your device with a QI wireless charger.

The Signature Touch definitely looks and sounds the part, but for ₤6,750 (£5489) it wants to. Still if you’re not deterred by the price and want a smartphone that is unique as it is classy you can get your hands on one starting from this month.