Vertu TI launched in India for an astronomical Rs 6.5 lakh

Unfortunately, all that money still only gets you a smartphone running ICS and boasting middling specs.

Luxury phone maker Vertu has launched its ultra-premium TI smartphone in India with a stomach-churning price tag of Rs 6,49,990.

The erstwhile luxury phones department of Nokia, Vertu’s new smartphone is encased in titanium and has a sapphire crystal display. Moreover, each handset is handcrafted in England. Compared with older Vertu phones, the Ti has completely done away with buttons and there’s no doubt about the luxurious nature of the phone. Unfortunately, all that money still cannot buy you Jelly Bean. The company has embraced Android for the OS for its newest phone, but it still runs the nearly two-years-old Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Vertu TI launched in India for an astronomical Rs 6.5 lakh

The newest Vertu Ti


In other areas too, Vertu has saddled the phone with middling specs. Like the 3.7-inch WVGA display or the aging dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor. The phone has an 8 megapixel primary camera with LED flash and 1.3MP front facing camera. It also has 64GB of internal memory.

Perhaps the best part about the Vertu Ti is the 24-hour concierge service you get along with the phone. “Around the clock, you will receive expert assistance, recommendations and priority bookings. From creating bespoke gifts to accessing money-can't-buy events, experiences and everything in between. The Concierge team will do their utmost to fulfil every request and can be accessed directly from your handset with the touch of a single button,” reads Vertu’s description of the service.