English luxury mobile phone manufacturer, Vertu, launches its new high-performance smartphone model – Signature Touch
Signature Touch is the new high-performance smartphone from Vertu, the English manufacturer of luxury mobile phones. This new phone blends best-in-class technology with superior handcrafted materials, including grade 5 titanium and hand-finished calf leather. It is the pinnacle smartphone model from Vertu and incorporates the full breadth of the company’s expertise, including sound tuned in collaboration with B&O and featuring Dolby® Digital Plus virtual surround sound and Hasselblad certified imaging, as well as Vertu’s full portfolio of services, which comprises Dedicated Concierge as well as Vertu Life and Vertu Certainty packages.
Signature Touch builds on familiar elements of the Vertu design language while creating a much slimmer, cleaner and contemporary device. Incorporating dynamic elements alongside the company’s trademark ceramic pillow, Signature Touch supports the iconic status of the brand. The strong, masculine style of the handset is highlighted through the use of a grade 5 titanium casing that uses both brushed and polished finishes to accentuate its slimline profile. The 4.7” high definition screen on Signature Touch is protected by a 5th generation, 118 carat, 5.1 inch piece of solid sapphire crystal. Vertu has been using sapphire for luxury mobile phones since the late 90s and has continuously developed the technology for this precision application.
Now, with more than a decade’s experience of growing, cutting, polishing and bonding, Vertu has become the foremost expert in sapphire crystal screen technology for mobile devices. Impervious to anything less than diamond, solid sapphire crystal is strong, highly scratch resistant and optically perfect. Layered over the phone’s 4.7 inch HD display, the sapphire crystal screen has been manufactured to reduce reflection with a multi-layer coating.
Signature Touch is a powerful modern smartphone that packs an array of features into its slim profile. The acoustics, tuned in collaboration with B&O, feature Dolby Digital Plus virtual surround sound processing and stereo speakers. This symphony of sound is matched with a full HD 473dpi display, the highest definition available for a 4.7 Inch screen. Call quality is assured via noise cancelling uplink and downlink and the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 2.3GHz Quad-core processor delivers stunning speed.
With imaging such an integral part of the smartphone experience, Vertu has worked with Hasselblad, the world’s most renowned professional photography brand, to perfect the image tuning of the camera onboard Signature Touch.
Signature Touch was designed under the Vertu ethos of a ‘one world phone’, with the development team working to ensure that, no matter where you are in the world, your Signature Touch has the optimum set up for the region that you are in.
Vertu’s Research and Development Director, Neil Hooper, said, “Most phones come out of the box prepared only for their area of sale, so when you travel with them, they may not work as efficiently in other markets. Vertu customers are truly global; consequently we want to ensure that they enjoy great quality calls wherever they are. We achieve this by ensuring that we cover a greater array of bands, including the latest 4G, than virtually any other phone available. Regardless of where our customers are travelling, they receive peerless coverage from their Signature Touch.”
Alongside the sterling performance of the audio and imaging, Signature Touch features wireless charging, NFC and the latest Google Android™ 4.4 (KitKat) software.