Vertu’s luxury smartphones have officially made their way to Nepal

August 4, 2021

Vertu is a luxury mobile phone maker based in the United Kingdom. It was founded in 1998 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Finnish smartphone maker Nokia. In October 2012, Nokia sold Vertu to private equity firm EQT VI for an undisclosed sum, while maintaining a 10% stake. Vertu has switched hands several times since EQT VI but hasn’t got the expected success in the smartphone industry. Here, we will be looking at all the Vertu mobile phones in Nepal, alongside their expected price.

With that out of the way, let us discuss its formal launch in Nepal. Vertu’s phones have never made it to Nepal till now and the obvious reason is their exorbitant cost. However, Vertu-branded smartphones have now officially made their way in Nepal via Oliz Store.

Vertu Mobile Price in Nepal:
For those unaware, Vertu’s entry-level product starts in the thousands of dollars and can even easily the five-figure mark. They are extremely pricey because of the precious materials and jewels used in the handsets. Similarly, Vertu smartphones are handcrafted, which adds to their exclusivity (as well as the cost). However, the newer Vertu phones (including iVertu 5 G) are manufactured in China, not UK.

iVertu 5 G
iVertu 5 G features a 6.67-inch AMOLED panel with an FHD resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. The screen refreshes at 120 Hz while it boasts a pixel density of 395 PPI. Despite featuring a center-aligned punch-hole cutout, the screen-to-body ratio here is just 87.2%

The frames on iVertu 5 G are metallic. Users can choose between alligator leather or a calfskin back.

Under the hood, the phone packs Snapdragon 888 5 G chipset. It is a flagship chipset from Qualcomm based on Samsung’s 5 nm process. As for memory, you get 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 512 GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage.

The phone flaunts a quad-camera setup at the back. Here, the primary camera uses a 64 MP sensor. There is another 64 MP sensor for the ultrawide camera. Accompanying the two is a 5 MP macro and a 2 MP depth sensor.

iVertu 5 G gets its juice from a 4,200 mAh battery with support for 55 W fast charging. There is an in-display fingerprint scanner for biometrics. The phone ships with Android 11 with VertuOS on top.

iVertu 5 G Specifications:

  • Display: 6.67 FHD AMOLED, 120 Hz refresh rate
  • Material: Alligator leather/calfskin leather back
  • Rear Camera: 64 Primary + 64 Ultrawide + 5 MP macro + 2 MP depth
  • Front Camera: 16 MP selfie sensor
  • Processor: Snapdragon 888 5G
  • Memory: 12 GB RAM, 512 GB UFS 3.1 storage
  • Battery: 4,200 mAh cell, 55 W charging
  • Security: Fingerprint (in-display)

Vertu iVertu 5 G Price in Nepal & Availability

Vertu iVertu 5 G is now available at Oliz Store although the company hasn’t disclosed the pricing detail yet. Its unboxing video suggests that the “Amber Brown” variant of iVertu 5 G has arrived in Nepal which costs CNY 42,800 in China. This converts to around NPR 790,000, while the final price will likely be even higher.

Vertu iVertu 5GPrice in ChinaPrice in Nepal (Converted)
Amber BrownCNY 42,800NPR 790,000

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