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Raw hide from the Alps
The Constellation's hardened face is counterbalanced by a backplate that's covered with a soft strip of calf leather, which says Vertu, comes from hides in the Alps. The backings come come in cappuccino, black, orange, mocha (pictured), and raspberry colours.
The Ti, Vertu's first Android phone
Despite the high price tag for the Constellation range, it actually comes in at less than its predecessor, the Ti, which sold for €8,000 ($10,000) and was Vertu's first Android smartphone when it launched earlier this year.
Under Nokia, Vertu devices ran Symbian, but the Finnish handset maker sold the brand to private equity group EQT VI in late 2012 amid its massive restructure.
The black Constellation with 13MP rear camera.
The Constellation's specs aren't too different to the Ti, but there are a few improvements.
The Constellation comes with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, 32GB onboard storage, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, full HD video, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, Bluetooth and NFC, but no LTE support.
The Ti came with a Qualcomm dual-core 1.7GHz processor, 64GB of onboard storage, an 8-megapixel rear camera and ran Ice Cream Sandwich.