LONDON, England — So you thought the new iPhone 6 was expensive?
It will sound downright cheap when we tell you about the British company selling a new smart phone for $95-hundred.
That’s right, a smart phone for the price of some cars.
The Aster by Vertu starts at $68-hundred and tops out at $9,550.
So what do you get for that hefty price tag?
“Aster blends an unmistakable aesthetic with uncompromising performance, to create an exceptional object of desire that’s also your passport to a world of exclusive lifestyle experiences,” says the company on its website.
Digital Trends describes the new handcrafted phone like this:
The Aster continues the refreshing new trend at Vertu of ensuring the tech inside the hardware matches the high-end exterior. The screen measures 4.7-inches and has a 1080p resolution, but is covered with a 5.1-inch piece of fifth-generation sapphire crystal, and it’s all encased inside a titanium, leather clad body shell.
The phone itself runs the android operating system by Google. The phone includes global LTE, Bluetooth 4.0 as well as a huge number of languages and wireless charging.
The Aster also comes with something called the ‘Classic Concierge.’
This gives you access to our team of experts who will provide 24-hour worldwide assistance, recommendations and priority bookings. The team will use their unique expertise and inside knowledge to facilitate your every request, from finding the perfect gift to accessing ‘money-can’t-buy’ events, experiences and everything in between.
In addition to the concierge Vertu provides services called ‘Life’ (that gives users access to invitation only-events, entry into private members’ clubs and closed-door shopping) and ‘Certainty’ (think Bently warranty).
Still not impressed? How about watching Liberty London Girl Sasha Wilkins unbox it: