If there’s any handset-maker who creates fancy ornaments rather than simple phones, then it is UK-based Vertu.
Known for luxury smartphones, Vertu has showcased its latest Android flagship smartphone named Constellation and this is the first phone from the company’s stable to sport a dual-SIM, and dual Standby feature that was first launched by Chinese hanset-maker Coolpad. Vertu has put global Wi-Fi access from the world’s largest Wi-Fi network, iPass, in the phone.
Vertu Constellation Display
Vertu’s latest packs a 5.5-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels (538 PPI) that is tucked behind a 140 carat scratchproof “6th generation” sapphire crystal screen. The device is as usual handcrafted in England from anodized aluminum and finished with special leather from “family run tannery in Italy.”
Vertu Constellation Features
At its core, the Constellation runs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, with 4GB of RAM. The device comes with 128GB of onboard storage and a microSD card expansion. On camera front, the device features a 12-megapixel rear camera with large 1.55µm pixels for the enhanced performance in low light conditions.
The camera delivers a superior imaging experience with 4K video support, and slo-mo video capture as well as panorama features. The handset has a 3,220mAh battery with wireless charging, and USB Type-C port. Also on the specs list is Bluetooth, NFC and the device runs Google Android 6.01 Marshmallow.
Vertu Constellation specs
- 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 2,560 × 1,440p
- 12-megapixel rear camera (with larger pixels for better low light shots, apparently)
- Wireless charging
- Fingerprint reader and NFC for the Android Pay
- 128GB of internal storage, expandable with microSD cards
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- USB Type-C charging
- 3,220mAh battery
Vertu Constellation Price
Vertu did not announce a price for the Constellation, but knowing the reputation of brand and its pricing history, you’d expect nothing less than four figures for its price. If you’ve the money to burn, you can go for broke with the Vertu Constellation. Given the smartphone’s specs, there are plenty of high-end phones that offer so much more with a lesser price tag. But then again, you do not buy a Vertu phone for its specs – you buy it to get noticed.