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Bonkers phone brand returns with $41k blockchain handset • The Register

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Vertu, the flashy luxury phone brand brainchild of Nokia, has launched METAVERTU, “the world’s first Web3 phone”.

The device, which supposedly integrates smart terminals, cryptocurrency mining nodes, separate operating systems for NFT and blockchain, high-end services, and whatever buzzwords you can think of into a single phone, starts at a no-frills $3,300 version. The 18K gold and diamond encrusted Himalayan alligator leather version is $41,500.

Metavertu Himalayan Alligator Leather 18k Gold & Diamonds

For the record, the iPhone 14 Pro and Galaxy S22+ are priced at around $1,000 each.

“We define METAVERTU as Phone, Power Bank, 10T Hard Disk, Dual System Machine, Light Node, NFT Passholder and Privacy Guardian.” the company said.

The Vertu brand started with the idea of ​​what it would be like if a mobile phone were a luxury status symbol like a bag, sunglasses or a car.It was only then that the brand bounced from parent company to parent company, eventually following the path to voluntary liquidation under the leadership of Cyprus-based Turkish company Baferton Ltd. The company is now Chengdu VERTU. It seems to be revived under Business Management Co., Ltd.

The new METAVERTU branding takes the nature of the original Vertu product and takes it a step further, simulating an environment where users feel up close and unrecognizable yet familiar with the world of high fashion.

As per the company profile press release:

leg I can only assume you are referring to Apple’s iPhone and this video.

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Beyond conspicuous luxury, the appeal of mobile phones may be for those who want to trade and mine cryptocurrencies, especially Ethereum, while turning houseplant snapshots and party selfies into NFT “art.”

According to Vertu, you can switch between Web2.0 and Web3.0 features with one click.

The company has released a tutorial on how to do both Create a crypto wallet When Convert photo to NFTbut the marketing budget seems to have been depleted by that “teasing video.”

As for the internal stuff, it runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8Gen1 4nm 5G chip and an A5 “privacy chip.”

There is a version with 18GB RAM + 1TB ROM + 10T IPFS storage, so you don’t need to delete the videos you shot during your weekend private jet trip to Maldives.

The phone has a 64MP sensor with optical image stabilization, a second ultra-wide camera running at 50MP, and a third 8MP periscope. Of course there is also a selfie cam, 16MP.

The 6.67-inch AMOLED waterfall 72.5° curved screen has a resolution of 2400 x 1080 and refreshes at 144Hz. The whole is 161.9 x 73.2 x 9.85mm. By comparison, the iPhone 14 measures 146.7 x 71.5 x 7.8mm.

The 4600mAh battery takes only 20 minutes to charge up to 90% with 55W wired charging, and there is 15W wireless charging for topping up.

As for information security, the company promises point-to-point encrypted communications using VTalk, so you can “leave your secrets here.”

It is also available to users as VPASS, a cryptocurrency-related notification service, or Vertu. put ita multi-chain real-time data analytics and autorun tooling service for web3 users to identify new opportunities in the market, take action, make informed trading decisions and achieve the freedom to stay ahead. will do so.”

The crypto wallet also has “comprehensive asset protection,” but how this works remains a mystery. We asked the company for more information on its security and business history.®

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