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Vertu Aster luxury smartphone hits the UK

Vertu Aster luxury Android smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor
Vertu Aster
This 4.7-inch luxury handset starts at over $6,700 USD and features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 13 MP camera with Hasselblad certified components and 4G LTE connectivity.

After being mentioned in the rumors for a few times in the last months, a new luxury smartphone from Vertu is finally available for purchase. Vertu Aster is a "Quintessentially English" handset and each unit is manufactured manually using leather, wood, and ostrich skin.

The luxury status of this handset can be spotted even in the specs and features list - Vertu Aster's display is protected by a sapphire crystal screen cover with a 5.1-inch size, made of a single 117-carat piece of sapphire. The processor under its hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, coupled with 64 GB of internal storage. The 4.7-inch Full HD smartphone also features a 13 MP Hasselblad-certified camera with dual LED flash, WiFi, 4G LTE, GPS, as well asa 2,250 mAh battery. Additional highlights include Dolby Digital Plus technology , a Skype-certified 2.1 MP front camera, and QI wireless charging.

Vertu Aster comes loaded with Android 4.4 KitKat and entered UK stores today starting at roughly $6,800 USD. Global availability is expected to follow soon.

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Codrut Nistor, 2014-10- 2 (Update: 2014-10- 2)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.