Here’s a $9,000 leather smartphone for Bentley owners who’ve gone insane

Here’s a $9,000 leather smartphone for Bentley owners who’ve gone insane
Credit: Vertu

CES was yet again like a car showroom of the future displaying smart concepts from automakers seeking to ensure they can stay relevant in a post-oil age.

Unfortunately, Bentley clearly didn’t get the memo as it just went live with another “modern smartphone” whose defining features include a leather handset in colors like ‘grape lizard’ and a 3D Bentley logo adorning the product.

Bentley Vertu
Credit: Vertu

Although the third handset in its five-year partnership with gaudy luxury brand Vertu, which came as a Nokia spin-off, has finally dumped the Series 40 OS, it goes live without the latest version of Android.

And the Signature Touch for Bentley, which is handmade in the UK, starts at a frankly insane $9,000, even though it’s restricted to AT&T and T-Mobile, so says The Verge.

And that’s actually a price cut from the more than $20,000 it was asking for its previous, equally hideous Signature for Bentley.

Bentley Vertu 2015
Credit: Bentley

Although its specs are towards the high-end, neither the 1080p display, nor the Snapdragon 810 processor, are the best around. And they’d usually only set you back around $600.

Of course, the handset works with your Bentley and includes a 12-month subscription to a 24-hour concierge, plus exclusive content and event access for its VIP owners.

Of course, that also means you’ll have to pay upwards of $200,000 for the car as well.

If that has ticked all your boxes, you can get your hands on one from January 28, you tasteless fool.

➀ New Signature Touch for Bentley Phone Launch [Bentley via TechSpot]

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