Smartphone prices are going down – but it appears no-one told Vertu. The luxury company’s latest flagship, the Signature Touch, is an eye-watering £6750 – but at least it competes with this year’s flagships: you get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 2.3GHz processor, 2GB RAM, a 4.7in 1080p screen, 64GB of memory, NFC, Qi wireless charging, and 13MP and 2.1MP cameras. For travelling types, you get 10 bands of LTE, while the speakers are tuned by Bang & Olufsen with Dolby Digital Plus virtual surround sound. This is, in spec terms, a good phone. But what you’re really paying for is the 24-hour concierge, club and VIP event entry – accessed by tapping a (real) ruby button on the side of the phone. £6750 / vertu.com
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