Vertu is a British mobile manufacturing firm that was initially set up by Nokia in 1998 and in 2012, the company was sold to a Britain-based private equity group EQT VI. The Vertu is famous for making luxury handmade mobiles which are showcased as fashion accessories that cost you a fortune to own. The Vertu handsets are sold through an emphasis on craftsmanship, style, and service, rather than mobile phone functions.
The flagship mobile model of the company is called the Signature, in which its keypad contains nearly 5 karats of ruby. The Signature Touch is a top-tier device running a 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor. It comes with a 4.7 inch 1080p display, 64GB storage, LTE, NFC and Qi wireless charging. The Signature Touch's price ranged $10,300 (Rs. 6,76, 040) for the base model to a maximum price of $21,900 (Rs. 14,37417) for the Pure Jet Red Gold.
Other models are Ascent, Constellation Classic, Constellation Ayxta, along with smartphones Constellation Quest, and the Constellation. The Ascent mobiles are designed to be lightweight and durable and are made up of aluminum or titanium with vulcanized rubber and leather. On the other hand, the Classics are simple and small handsets, Ayxtas are flip phones that come in numerous variants and colors, whereas The Quest is the first smartphone by Vertu, equipped with a full QWERTY keyboard made from sapphire sculpted keys. The Constellation is the first touchscreen model that was launched in 2011. The Vertu launched the Vertu Ti in February 2013, which was the first Android-based handset, followed by Signature Touch (Launched in June 2014).