The device has just received Chinese and American regulatory approval, and will therefore be seeing the light of day in the coming months.
Vertu's Aster runs on Android 4.4 with Vertu's own UI overlay, has a 1080p 4.7-inch display, and features a design of titanium alloy and leather.
Powering the device is a quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon processor, 2GB RAM and the device features 64GB internal storage, dual 13MP/2MP cameras, LTE and NFC.
Because of its titanium body, the Aster weighs in at a hefty 6.9 ounces, much heavier than the much bigger iPhone 6 Plus and Galaxy Note 4, which weigh 6.01 and 6.21 ounces, respectively.
Pricing has not been revealed, but expect the Aster to sell right in line with the Signature Touch, at around $10,000. Vertu appeals to a very niche clientelle, and the company is said to have sold less than 500,000 units since its inception in 2004.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 27 Sep 2014 9:28