Vertu’s new handmade phone costs just $11,000

Vertu’s new handmade phone costs just $11,000

In the market for a new phone? Vertu’s latest handset, the New Signature Touch, pairs premium materials with flagship specs and costs a paltry $11,000.

Entirely hand-assembled in England (save for the processor and related components), the Android 5.1-based device features a Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor with 4GB RAM, 64GB of internal storage and a 5.2-inch 1080p display protected by a solid sapphire crystal screen.

The New Signature Touch is encased in fine leather and comes in eight different styles
The New Signature Touch is encased in fine leather and comes in eight different styles

Its 21-megapixel rear camera shoots 4K video, while a 2.1-megapixel snapper graces the front. There’s also a 64GB microSD card included, while the slot allows for up to 2TB more room.

A 3,160mAh battery powers the handset and supports Quick Charge 2.0 as well as Qi wireless charging. That pits the New Signature Touch against the likes of the OnePlus 2 and the HTC One M9 in terms of performance.

Gull-wing doors protect the nanoSIM and microSD card slots, and can be personalized with custom engraving. The rest of the device is wrapped in semi–aniline calf leather, and comes in eight different styles with complementing cases.

Gull-wing doors open to reveal the phone's nanoSIM and microSD cards
Gull-wing doors open to reveal the phone’s nanoSIM and microSD cards

Your purchase also unlocks 18 months of Vertu’s Concierge service that assists in booking everything from travel to exclusive events. In addition, the company invites owners to private members’ clubs around the world and closed-door shopping experiences.

Vertu has a history of crafting beautiful luxury devices. Established in 1998 by Nokia, it was offloaded by its parent company in 2012.

If the price hasn’t scared you off yet, consider the gold model that will set you back by roughly $26,000.

Each device is hand-assembled in England and is engraved with the craftsman's signature
Each device is hand-assembled in England and is engraved with the craftsman’s signature

The New Signature Touch will be available from October 16, and can be pre-ordered at Harrods in the UK and other select outlets around the world from tomorrow.

➤ New Signature Touch [Vertu via The Verge]

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