Till lately, the overwhelming majority of cellphones had been priced between £100 and £300, with solely Vertu, a division of Nokia, manufacturing uber-premium telephones. With costs beginning at round £4,000 Vertu telephones are just for the filthy wealthy, and the tremendous well-known.
Nevertheless, Vertu’s monopoly of the luxurious telephone market is coming to an finish with the launch of a number of new luxurious cell makers, together with Gresso, Mobiado and GoldVish. Different cell phone producers are additionally partnering with luxurious manufacturers to supply a variety of premium cellphones, equivalent to LG and Prada, D&G and Motorola, and now Tag Heuer and Modelabs. Lastly, there are the ridiculous, super-expensive one-offs, made purely for headline grabbing, equivalent to Goldvish’s “Le million”, value a cool $1,000,000, see under for particulars!
1. Goldvish “Le million” = $1,000,000 (£540,540)
A PR stunt it might be, and so they absolutely cannot be anticipating to promote any, however the Goldvish “Le million” is formally the costliest cell phone on the earth, in accordance the Guinness Books of Data. There’s even been speak of a $1.3million telephone, however this has fewer diamonds than the Goldvish so I am unable to see the place the additional expense comes from! The “Le million” is a one off, that includes a blinding 120 carats value of VVS-1 grade diamonds, in response to designer Emmanuel Gueit. If $1 million is out of your value vary. the Geneva-based Goldvish additionally provide a number of different diamond-encrusted 18okay gold fashions in your selection of rose, yellow, or white, beginning at a way more affordable $25,600 (£13,837).
2. Vertu Signature Cobra = $310,000 (£167,567)
Vertu is now taking orders for the Signature Cobra, designed by French jeweler Boucheron, however you had higher be fast as solely eight are being made! The Cobra will characteristic one pear-cut diamond, one spherical white diamond, two emerald eyes and 439 rubies. Vertu may also offer a “cheaper” model, ruby free, at $115,000 (£62,162).
3. Sony Ericsson Black Diamond = $300,000 (£162,162)
Apparently the Black Diamond can be out there in 2007, not from Sony Ericsson however by an organization referred to as VIPN. Initially solely 5 distinctive numered items can be out there for the unbelievable value of, look ahead to it… $300,000.
As regards to the specs, do not count on something outstanding to your cash. It’s going to have Quad-band with Wi-Fi, an Intel 400Mhz processor operating home windows cell 5, Vertu Mobile India and a contact delicate 2″ display. It’s going to additionally embrace inside reminiscence of 128mb and can include a 2Gb SD card for exterior storage, plus a decent Four Megapixel digicam.
The designer Jaren Goh has used some fairly spectacular supplies for the construct, that includes titane with polycarbonate, mirror-finish cladding and diamonds.
4. Vertu Signature Diamond = $88,000 (£47,567)
The Diamond is Vertu’s premium vary of high-end cellphones. Because the title suggests the handsets within the Diamond vary are diamond-encrusted handsets comprised of platinum. Solely 200 of the handsets are being produced, the costliest believed to be value an estimated £50,000.