Vertu T1 smartphone: well-heeled handset

Date:10 April 2013 Tags:, ,

For those fortunate enough to have everything, there’s the Vertu T1 smartphone. This Rolls-Royce of handsets is handmade by a single craftsman in England who signs it on completion. Based on a titanium case for optimal strength, it incorporates leather accents as well as the largest sapphire crystal screen ever engineered. As a result, the handset’s 9,3 cm screen is virtually scratchproof and is reportedly four times stronger than standard screens in terms of impact resistance.

Powered by the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system, it’s powered by a 1,7 GHz processor that really delivers the goods. Other major features include an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus and twin LED flash, a front-facing Skype-compliant camera, 64 GB of internal storage, and secure near field communication (NFC) technology.

On the sound front, it features two 11 x 15 mm rectangular drivers that are acoustically integrated into the chassis to deliver unrivalled stereo sound. And if you consider its starting price of about R99 000 a tad on the cheap side, perhaps you should consider the gold option; this version set you back around R200 000.

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