Vertu Signature Touch for Bentley phone costs as much as a sedan

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Think the iPhone is a tad overpriced? Well, the full cost of ownership for an Apple smartphone is peanuts compared to what Vertu is asking for its latest ultra-high-end Android handset. Vertu’s Signature Touch for Bentley phone is the third creation to come out of a five-year partnership with Bentley Motors, the same Bentley that makes some of the finest sedans in the world.

As you’d expect, the collaboration has produced a very luxurious-looking mobile to the tune of $9,000 (around P427,000), with the option to add even more swank for $10,000 more. That’s the price of a used car or a down payment on a house, or 13 units of the iPhone 6s. All of which to say that whoever is willing to spend an insane amount of money on a piece of tech is probably Richie Rich rich. Or naive enough to not care what others say about his or her purchases.

Vertu and Bentley have produced a very luxurious-looking mobile to the tune of $9,000, with the option to add even more swank for $10,000 more.

After all, if you stripped away the visible niceties — the metal outer parts, two-tone leather with stitching, and Bentley logo — from the new Vertu Signature Touch, what’s left are the specifications of a flagship Android phone from 2015.

The device itself makes use of a 5.2-inch, 1080p touchscreen fronted by sapphire-crystal glass, a Snapdragon 810 processor with 4GB of RAM, 21- and 2-megapixel rear and front cameras, Android 5.1 Lollipop, and a 3,160mAh battery to power the entire assembly.

New Signature Touch for Bentley phone launched

Perhaps if Vertu had included a personal robot butler more people would take notice of its efforts. Then again, the brand is clearly aiming at a niche audience.

Vertu Signature Touch unboxing from Android Central

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Reviews editor: Ramon "Monch" Lopez has 15 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between. His latest addiction is the comments section of viral Facebook posts.