We were wondering what would happen with Vertu after Nokia sold it to a private equity group back in June, but it appears that the buyer still supports the luxury phone brand to release expensive handsets.Although they are not 100% Vertu’s doing, Constellation Blue and Constellation Quest Blue had just been launched on the market. The handsets have been developed in collaboration with Italia Independent and will hit shelves soon.
There are no details on pricing options, but one may not need to worry much unless you can afford to pay at least 4,000 EUR for one of these luxury phones.
Vertu’s Constellation Blue and Constellation Quest Blue follow the same design lines as some of the most popular Nokia smartphones. These two strongly resemble the Nokia E6 and C6, respectively.
However, aside from the form factor, these expensive handsets have little in common with these days' standard mobile phones.
As a matter fact, you shouldn’t expect an impressive hardware configuration, instead you will get exquisite materials such as sapphire crystal, genuine leather and other durable and expensive to find alloys.
In this case, Vertu Constellation Blue and Constellation Quest Blue are made from blue carbon fiber composite for the back cover, blue sapphire crystal for the keys, rubberized leather and PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) stainless steel.
Vertu Constellation Blue is only 12mm thick and comes with full touchscreen. The nHD AMOLED display measures 3.5-inch and features sapphire crystal coating.
There’s also an 8-megapixel camera on the back, as well as 32GB of internal memory. No word on the microSD card slot, but the phone offers 3G, Wi-Fi and GPS support.
Vertu Constellation Quest Blue is 1mm thicker than the previous model and sports a much smaller 2.46-inch VGA display covered by sapphire crystal. It comes with only 4GB of internal memory, as well as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G connectivity.