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'Vertu For Bentley' Is A £10,700 Superphone

14/10/2014 14:15 BST | Updated 14/10/2014 14:23 BST

Vertu, the craftsmen behind the world's most luxurious and arguably ludicrous phones (and headphones) has a new device.

And in a move seemingly designed to troll those of you who already feel the company is bowling slightly outside your wicket, it's got a Bentley logo on the front.

The Vertu For Bentley is a new edition of the Signature Touch device which we reviewed recently and - in all honesty - found to be a pretty good phone on its own terms.

This model comes with the same Vertu Concierge service designed to take Siri and turn it into a real-life, human butler, available at the press of a button. It also comes with exclusive Bentley content, which presumably you'll want.

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The key specs are:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor
  • 4.7-inch 1080p screen
  • 13 megapixels camera
  • 64gb storage
  • Wireless charging
  • 2275mAh Li-ion battery

And the added-extra 'luxury' specs include:

  • Vertu for Bentley slip case
  • "swathed in quilted calf leather"
  • grade-5 titanium case
  • solid sapphire crystal screen
  • Engine-tuned pattern on the back plate (plus signature of the craftsman who made it)
  • "traditional ceramic pillow"
  • Dolby Digital Plus virtual surround-sound processing and stereo speakers

And yes since this is a Vertu device it also comes with a hilarious price tag, which in this case is…

… £10,700.

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If you want one, there are only 2,000 being made so you'll probably want to move fairly quickly, in a bold, confident, heavy sort of way.

Vertu’s Chief Executive Officer, Massimiliano Pogliani said:

"Our collaboration with Bentley unites both companies’ proud British heritage, as well as unrivalled expertise in the luxury and technology markets, to create a handset which exceeds the expectations of our mutual customer base. The result is ‘Vertu for Bentley’, a device which not only reflects sophistication and discerning taste, but also performs to an undeniably high technical standard to deliver an effortless, intuitive luxury mobile experience."