The second generation Moto X arrives with metal frame and leather back design options, but it seems like this handset will have nothing to do with the new Vertu Aster. The Aster is an affordable variant of Signature Touch following the Vertu standards.
Besides incorporating premium materials such as titanium and sapphire, the Aster incorporates a hand polished ruby key, a gem chosen for its looks as well durability. On the back, there is choice for the users to select between Calf leather (Onyx, Lagoon, Blush) or Karung snake skin (Caviar, Tangerine, Raspberry) or Cognac Ostrich.
The Vertu Aster Android smartphone is hand crafted in England using hardened titanium and it features a 4.7 inch FHD 1080p display that is toughened with sapphire crystal protection. Also, the handset uses front facing stereo speakers and Dolby Digital Plus tuning as well.
On the imaging front, the primary snapper onboard the device is a 13 MP sensor Hasselblad tuned unit paired with dual LED flash like the Signature Touch camera. Also, the Vertu device features a 2.1 MP front-facer to make selfies and for video conferencing. Both the front and back camera lenses are protected with sapphire.
Interestingly, the Vertu Aster is no slump in terms of specifications as it is fueled by Android 4.4 KitKat platform and makes use of a Snapdragon 801 chipset paired with 64 GB of internal storage capacity. The other aspects of the Vertu Aster comes with 19 band LTE Cat.4, noise cancellation and aptX for Bluetooth and NFC connectivity features and a 2,250 mAh battery along with support for Qi wireless charging.
The Vertu Aster is priced starting from $6,900 up to $9,700 depending on the choice of the back material.