Vertu and Bentley are repeating history with a new smartphone collaboration. While the firstVertu for Bentley device was based on the original Signature Touch from 2014, the new one presented today is actually just a rebranded second-gen Signature Touch.
The Vertu Signature Touch for Bentley has two-tone Beluga and Hotspur Bentley leather, with Hotspur stitching. The phone features “knurled side keys, a unique pillow rail and sound bar and a 3D Bentley logo”. You can further personalize it choosing from eight leather colors and 16 stitching options.
You also get a “unique Bentley app” with it, which will bring you exclusive content, tailored events, VIP access and “special features designed to integrate the Signature Touch with the range of Bentley models”, whatever that may mean.
The phone still comes with all of Vertu’s perks, such as the dedicated concierge, as well remote locking and wiping through the new Lost Phone service.
The Vertu Signature Touch for Bentley starts at $9,000. It has a 5.2-inch 1080p touchscreen with sapphire crystal glass, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 at the helm, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of expandable storage, a 21 MP rear camera with phase detection autofocus and dual-LED flash, a 2 MP selfie shooter, LTE, and a 3,160 mAh battery. It runs Android 5.1 Lollipop.