Vertu rises from the dead with a $5,000 smartphone, the Aster P : Vertu, the well-known luxury phone maker, comes back from the dead with the introduction of its new expensive smartphone, the Aster P. After shutting down last year for being unable to pay its bills, Vertu opened its business again, but this time the company seems to be focusing exclusively on the Chinese market.During a launch event in Beijing, China, Vertu revealed its new smartphone, the Aster P, and said the device will be available for purchase for at least $4,200. Aster P will be available in seven variations with the Baroque being the cheapest and the Gothic series the most expensive.
The Baroque series Aster P will come in Black, Gentleman Blue, Caramel Brown, and Twilight Orange and, as mentioned earlier, it will cost $4,200. The Gothic series Aster P will be available in Black Jade and White Moon for $5,100, while the Dazzling Gold model is priced at no less than $14,000.
The Aster P is made in the UK from premium mats. Hardware-wise, the smartphone is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, coupled with 6GB RAM and 128 storage. It also sports a 5-inch display with full HD (1080p) resolution, a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a secondary 20-megapixel selfie snapper.
The 3,300 mAh battery feature Quick Charge 3.0 for faster recharge, while calls and messages are protected by V Talk encryption technology. Sadly, it doesn’t run Android 9 Pie, but Android 8.1 Oreo should be good enough for those who can afford to buy one.