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Vertu Launches Aster – The Quintessentially English Smartphone

 

Vertu Aster combines hand craftsmanship, luxurious materials, unique services and cutting edge technology in the ultimate lifestyle smartphone, with the ability to individually tailor your phone via Vertu’s personalisation service.

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DESIGN

The new Aster by Vertu, delivers a very contemporary version of some of the signature elements found in Vertu phones. Clean horizontal lines, and a titanium version of the traditional V pillow contribute to the simplistic geometry of Aster, while strong vertical sides are created by cutting a scoop into the titanium creates a surface that is a pleasure to hold. The soft, almost fluid lines of the handset are enhanced by the use of a grade 5 titanium casing, featuring a mix of brushed and polished finishes that sweep the sleek lines of the handset and contrast with its textured, natural grain leather, sourced from the finest tanneries in Europe.

 

To top it off, a single 117 carat, 5.1” piece of 5th generation solid sapphire crystal protects Vertu Aster’s 4.7” HD display and 13mp camera lens from scratches. Impervious to anything less than diamond, solid sapphire crystal is strong, highly scratch resistant an d optically perfect.

 

Vertu Asters can be found in a selection of rich colours, across three different leathers, Calf, Karung and Ostrich, which each lend character and personality, adding depth to the textural contrast of the beautifully finished titanium and hand crafted leather. Key Vertu design cues are incorporated, however Vertu has chosen to significantly soften them in the Aster design, while remaining unisex in essence.

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PERFORMANCE

Working once again with Hasselblad, the world’s most renowned professional photography brand, the Aster features a Hasselblad-certified 13mp rear camera with a sapphire crystal lens and anti-reflection coating, while the front facing camera facilitates video calling.

 

Aster’s exceptional acoustic profile delivers flawless sound through Dolby® Digital Plus virtual surround sound, while high quality, integrated front facing stereo speakers are tuned for an extraordinarily pure and rich acoustic experience without distortion in any environment.

 

If that is not enough to whet your appetite, a six months’ complimentary access to unlimited, global Wi-Fi, at over 13 million hotspot locations, further enhances the Wi-Fi experience on your Aster.

 

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SERVICES

Concierge and services continues to be of significant importance to Vertu and they are a key part of the brand’s DNA. Aster ownership includes six months’ complimentary Classic Concierge service from a team of lifestyle managers available 24/7. Vertu Concierge is accessible via voice, email or Live Chat from anywhere in the world.

 

Vertu LIFE offers customers a personalised selection of exclusive privileges and unrestricted access to elite events, available directly on device. Features include complimentary entry to the most exclusive Private Members’ Clubs, spas and gyms around the world, access to invitation-only events and closed-door shopping experiences as well as recommendations based on your tastes and location.

 

Vertu CERTAINTY protects their Vertu phone and their data through best-in-class technology and expert partners. This includes encrypted communications, comprising voice calls, text and video, delivered in partnership with Silent Circle and complimentary to Aster owners for 12 months. A six month complimentary service provided by iPass offers unlimited access to secure WiFi globally via 13 million secure WiFi hotspots across 123 countries. Complimentary 12 month’s access to Kaspersky mobile security, including anti-virus and anti-theft protection protects the phone itself.