Vertu launches luxury Android smartphone

(The Philippine Star) - December 16, 2013 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - Vertu, the world’s leading provider of luxury mobile phones, 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 of Shangri-la Plaza Mall.

Handmade in England using premium materials and contemporary styling, Constellation takes Vertu to 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. It is the durability and lightweight nature of grade 5 titanium, coupled with its immaculate finish once polished, that makes it a perfect material for Vertu handsets.

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 colors that make stunning use of the single piece of leather used — cappuccino, black, orange, mocha, and raspberry.

Technically, 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.

Constellation also features a portfolio of melodic ringtones especially composed for Vertu and performed by the London Symphony Orchestra.

The portfolio also includes a set featuring English bird song. All of these ringtones benefit from Vertu engineers’ meticulous approach to mobile audio engineering, resulting in unparalleled acoustic clarity.

Constellation also features uplink noise cancellation software, as well as aptX support, which guarantees superior playback quality when streaming audio to Bluetooth headphones or speakers.

Alongside Constellation’s comprehensive technical offering sits Vertu’s range of exclusive services, grouped as Vertu LIFE and Vertu CERTAINTY.

Vertu LIFE offers customers a personalized selection of exclusive privileges and unrestricted access to elite events available directly on device. Features include complimentary entry to the most exclusive Private Members’ Clubs around the world, access to invitation-only events, and closed-door shopping experiences.

Vertu CERTAINTY protects the customer, their Vertu phone and their data through best-in-class technology and expert partners. This includes encrypted communications in partnership with Silent Circle, global Wi-Fi access via iPass, personal and corporate security with Protector Services Group, and anti-virus by Kaspersky.


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