Vertu and Bentley join forces on luxury smartphone

One of the world's most prestigious car brands and a company that makes insanely overpriced phones. A match made in heaven?

The luxury smartphone maker has switched lanes to forge a British alliance with Bentley instead of sticking with Ferrari.

The British brands are teaming up on a five-year long partnership to create a line of co-branded luxury smartphones. Over the course of which, you can expect a total of five different and very expensive phone designs to hit the market, with the first Vertu for Bentley planned for October this year and offering exclusive Bentley content via app to fans of the brand.

All we know about the phones as of now is that they’ll be ultra lux, what with both luxury brands being known for their attention to craftsmanship and fine materials. However, with Vertu’s track record in smartphone making, we’re not sure if the phones will turn out to be more status symbols or revolutionary smartphones. Probably more of the former, but if the upcoming designs are based on the latest Signature Touch phone, it might not be a complete embarrassment of a smartphone. 

We’ll let you know when more details of this mysterious phone is revealed. Watch this space.

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