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Vertu adds Quilt stitching and Stingray leather options to its Aster collection

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    Vertu keeps reskinning its Aster smartphone. The latest variations are the Quilt (sporting a leather with distinctive stitching) and the Stingray (which features actual stingray leather). The hardware specs are unchanged, though the price differs.

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    Starting with the more affordable model – if you can call it that – the Vertu Aster Quilt comes in Black and Blue.

    It’s hand-wrapped in fine grain leather from Europe’s oldest tanneries. It features chevron quilt stitching which “gives the leather a softer, more feminine shape and form.” The sides are polished and brushed titanium. This model will set you back €5,900 (but, hey, Vertu will handle the duty).

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    The Stingray comes in three limited-edition colors – Black, Blue and Pink. Only 280 units will be made of each color. The exotic stingray leather “has been skilfully sanded and polished to create a glittering, jewel-like appearance.” Vertu also says it’s 25 times more durable than cow hide.

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    Both Vertu Aster variations share their hardware specs. Inside the lux exterior is Android 4.4 KitKat smartphone powered by a Snapdragon 801 chipset. It comes with a 4.7″ 1080p display, 13MP camera tuned by Hasselblad and features ringtones by the London Symphony Orchestra to play on its stereo speakers.

    You’ll also get a 24-hour worldwide concierge service for 6 months and access to exclusive cultural events and VIP packages to major sporting events.

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