British manufacturer Vertu has a prestigious history of producing incredibly crafted smartphones adorned with precious stones and gems but the one thing its handsets lacked for many years was performance.
Until the business – which was established by Nokia in 1998 – was sold into private equity in 2013, the company’s handsets ran the Symbian OS but this all changed; first, the Vertu Ti (February 2013) and then, the Signature Touch (June 2014) saw a switch to Android with performance now a key part of the experience.
The specs of next Vertu smartphone – codenamed the V06 – have leaked thanks to a visit to popular benchmark, GeekBench and the handset is likely to be the most powerful Vertu smartphone to-date. A new benchmark score has revealed that the high-end device is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and 4GB RAM – which would make the Vertu V06 part of an exclusive club with only a handful of smartphones sporting 4GB RAM – along with the latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS.
There’s no photos of the new smartphone but based on past Vertu smartphones, it will likely be kitted out with metals, precious stones and quite possibly, leather. The handset will probably cost upwards of $8000 and while the Snapdragon 810 wouldn’t be our process of choice, if you’re spending this much on the handset, the processor is probably the least of your concerns.