Vertu adds red and blue finishes to its ghastly T1 £7,000 Android handsets for the super rich

Vertu adds red and blue finishes to its ghastly T1 £7,000 Android handsets

Proving that extravagant wealth and style don’t always sit together well is Vertu ‘s latest update to their hyper-expensive T1 handset, which is now available in two limited editions.

Vertu adds red and blue finishes to its ghastly T1 £7,000 Android handsets

The ghastly-looking phone is now available covered in “Sunset Red” or “Midnight Blue” calf leather, with only 1,000 units of each colour made available.  Each handset is individually numbered.

As for the phone’s specs, it’s still the same as the original T1, coming with a 3.7-inch tough sapphire screen, Android 4.0, 1.7GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 CPU, 64GB storage plus an 8-megapixel camera.

Vertu adds red and blue finishes to its ghastly T1 £7,000 Android handsets for the super rich


The big selling point for the stupidly rich is the Vertu Concierge service which serves up “expert assistance, recommendations and priority bookings” and promises access to “money-can’t-buy events, experiences and everything in between.”

Of course, the Concierge service  isn’t for oiks or the great unwashed, with the handset priced at around  £7,000 (HK$90,000/ €8,900/ US$11,700). So we’ll be giving it a miss.



• Vertu is extending its Vertu Ti smartphone collection with two limited edition models; Sunset Red and Midnight Blue
• Made from grade 5 Titanium, Vertu Ti delivers strength and optimised weight

Hong Kong – Vertu, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-end of luxury mobile phones, has launched VERTU Ti Colours, a limited edition collection of Vertu Ti. A contemporary smartphone, Vertu Ti is based around a matt grey titanium case used for enhanced strength, elegance and low weight. The handset is around five times stronger than other smart phones.

Integral to the Colours collection’ design is the finest calf leather available in either sunset red or midnight blue leather and featuring embossed detail on the grain.

The Vertu Ti boasts a sapphire crystal screen which at 3.7 inches is the largest ever engineered. It is virtually scratch-proof and is four times stronger than the screens of other smart phones in terms of impact resistance. The result is an impeccably well-built, durable and beautifully hand-crafted phone.

Vertu Ti Colours is powered by the Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, which, in combination with the devices 1.7 GHz processor, makes for an intuitive, reactive and enjoyable experience. Other features include an 8MP rear camera with auto focus and twin LED flash, a 1.3MP front facing Skype compliant camera, 64GB internal memory and secure near field communication technology.

Another example of Vertu’s continued commitment to superior craftsmanship and engineering is Vertu Ti Colours’ audio ability. Its 11 x 15 mm rectangular drivers are acoustically integrated into the chassis to maximize frequency response and level. The result is an unrivalled symphonic sound from the phones own stereo speakers.

Another notable feature of Vertu Ti Colours is the Vertu key, providing instant access to a curated world of benefits and services via a global team of professionals available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. These services include Vertu Certainty which protects the device, data and where necessary, the owner, Vertu Life which provides tailored information, articles and benefit to interest and empower the customer and of course Vertu’s famous Concierge Service.

Each Vertu Ti is handmade in England by a single craftsman at Vertu’s state-of-the-art headquarters, in Hampshire. On completion of a rigorous testing and detailing process the signature of the craftsman who assembled it is engraved on the inside of the phone, before it is shipped to one of Vertu’s luxury retailers around the world for our customers to enjoy.