Vertu launches new $11,000 ‘Signature Touch’ smartphone

Among the key features of the new Vertu ‘Signature Touch’ are: a 4.7in full HD screen which is protected by a 118-carat (5.1in piece of solid sapphire crystal) Grade 5 titanium and hand-finished calf leather as part of the exterior design.

In addition to the Bang&Olufsen speakers with Dolby Digital Plus surround the new Vertu Signature Touch features a 13 megapixel Hasselblad certified camera and Vertu’s full portfolio of smartphone services. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 2.3GHz quad-core processor can also be found underneath its cover, with 4G, NFC and wi-fi connectivity on board too. It runs on the Android 4.4 KitKat system.

Vertu is calling the Signature Touch its “pinnacle smartphone”. “We have created a phone that exceeds our customers’ expectations and that we believe will cement our position as leader of the luxury mobile category,” said CEO Massimiliano Pogliani. “Its bold design exhibits classic Vertu styling elements, such as the raised ceramic pillow and strong V forms; these flourishes immediately set the phone apart from mainstream manufacturers.”

Vertu new Signature Touch smartphone