The evolution of mobile phones premium
• The evolution of premium mobile phones
Mobile phone long ago became not only a device for communication, but also an indicator of the status - the steeper the owner of "pipe", the better and more successful than it is in the eyes of others. At some point, leading companies understand this law and launched the production of not only business-class devices, a real treasure of gold and leather trim. We remembered how varied precious phones - Vertu from the deceased to the diamond iPhone.
The history of gold (in all senses) phones started with your Vertu, or rather, the then Finnish Nokia: the company wondered how the device will look like if "let go" of its production budget. To do this, we set up a branch in England, called Vertu and began to create.
In 2002, the Museum of Modern Art in Paris presented the first luxury phone - Vertu Signature. Not just a "dialer" and the Executive accessory: device trimmed in leather, gold inserts tested. Vertu has given to know what sells more and Services: personal concierge could instruct order tickets or ask where the nearest boutique watches Rolex. Signature has become a big hit among wealthy public. And the popularity of this phone in the Russian publication noted even at Cambridge University.
In the photo below - Signature Cobra Limited Edition valued at approximately $ 360,000: the case with decorative snake strewn with gold and diamonds. This version was released recently, but on the basis of the Signature, which is technically and in 2002 did not grab stars in the sky: a modest TFT-screen at 128x160 pixels, a simple battery and antenna. Clamshell Panasonic GD87, which appeared in the same 2002, could already snapping digital photos, and the screen was bigger.
The exclusive phone - is not necessarily a scattering of jewels on the steel hull. Relatively inexpensive model Bang & Olufsen Serene worth € 1000 and reminded her compact. But this did not end eccentricities: access to the "sim card" and opened the battery only with the special screwdriver, a pupil of the camera looked away.
The first touch-tone telephone, which entered the Guinness Book of Records as the most expensive, bought for a million euros anonymous Russian businessman. External decoration refined Goldvish Le Million can be seen in the photo, but also in a lot of interesting things for 2006. Camera, FM-radio, memory card support 2 GB and MP3-player allowing to transfer tracks via Bluetooth.
This Diamond Crypto from the Russian company Ancort Company. The device created in creative tandem with the Viennese goldsmith: the case of platinum, 50 diamonds. Cost prohibitive - more than a million dollars. Curiously, the Crypto equipped with advanced encryption technologies - to precisely nobody invaded the privacy of honest billionaire.
Over time, the race involved and jewelery manufacturers of conventional devices. For example, Motorola made a very nice piece RAZR2 V8 Luxury Edition based on a clear system. All the same, but in a real gold case with leather trim. The price of the phone at the time was rather big - $ 900.
LG and other companies have gone the other way, emphasizing not of status countless rhinestones and logo design and fashion houses in the housing. One successful example of such a friendship was the LG PRADA: small three-inch square for $ 800, which has a wonderful 2006 for the touch screen.
No, it's not a sapphire-encrusted iPhone (but to him we shall return), and the usual program I Am Rich: "luxe theme" has reached a software. I Am Rich fully meet the requirements of the era: for the price of $ 999, she did not do anything. Literally. Yet eight people bought it - now Laksheri.
And here and iPhones! This beauty is worth about eight million dollars, and considered the most expensive smartphone in the world. The Apple logo is laid out of 53 diamonds and the standard Home button replaced with a platinum and pink diamond. There were options and more modest: Supreme Goldstriker iPhone 3G for 3, $ 2 million - the case of gold, along the screen 53 of the diamond.
On the train jumped the glamor and watchmakers. Tag Heuer has released a nice line of smartphones Link - feeble in, but damn beautiful outside. Devices for 170 thousand rubles is packed in a steel case and highly durable glass, trimmed in leather calf, alligator or lizard. A bunch of mechanical parts - a special wheel and flip cover - reminded that the smartphone was invented in the watch company.
However, there are exclusive top-end smartphones with little filling. Lamborghini Tonino Alpha One for 120,000 rubles offers not only Italian leather and the body of molten metal, but also the chipset Snapdragon 820, 20-megapixel camera, fingerprint reader, a cool sound and 2K AMOLED-display.
Another gadget luxury class confirms that technically backward gold phones a thing of the past. Danish Lumigon T3 is made of the same metal as the luxury yachts, but its main advantage is not the case, and in the night-vision camera - Lumigon can shoot in complete darkness. Price on background millionodollarovyh smartphone models the price may seem modest, from $ 925. But the unique materials and functions, plus small-lot production - it attributes exclusive solutions.
The desire of buyers to combine an expensive wrapper filled with technological change market expensive smartphones. In place of the floppy large manufacturer came tuning shop. Here, the top-end iPhone or Samsung decorate gold, platinum, rare animals skin and add as many diamonds as wish your soul (and allow a purse). A striking example - iPhone X from Gresso company in the case of the 200-year-old black wood, covered with 18-carat gold. For this exclusive will have to pay 238 thousand rubles.