There were a couple of rumors indicating that Vertu might manufacture a couple of phones running on Android, but no one took them for granted. Until now, when the first pictures of the alleged Android-powered Vertu terminals hit the web.
Vertu’s first smartphones with Android operating system will become part of Constellation Ti series and will have the RM-828V code in the name. The new devices will be available in 4 versions and configurations, with identical hardware but, different in terms of finishing. We are talking about the Constellation Constellation Ti Titanium Black PVD Black Leather, Titanium Black Alligator, Red Gold Mixed Metal and Titanium Black Leather.
The new devices will come pre-loaded with Android 4.0.4 will have a screen with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels and Snapdragon MSM8260 processor clocked at 1.5 GHz. In terms of connectivity we have to mention Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and compatibility with WCDMA 850/900/1700/1900/2100 networks. The battery will have a capacity of only 1,250 mAh.
In terms of design, the shapes of the Android Vertu phones are a reminiscent of the the same design lines and materials that have dominated previous Vertu models.
Every one expects the new Vertu phones to have a price tag that has at least four figures, but I am confident that we will find out more about the company’s future plans at Mobile World Congress 2013, the event that is expected to debut late February in Barcelona, Spain.