What you want, deep down, is one of these.
What you can have, if you’ve “only” got £4000, is a smartphone bearing the Lamborghini name. It’s called the 88 Tauri, and it’s expensive. The press people tell us that the handset has a “design aesthetic that emphasises quality” and you can get three colour versions – a black, gold and steel silver. The outside is finished in one of five leather colours (yes, I really did say leather) – black, blue, red, orange or brown.
Well, you didn’t think it’d be cheap plastic did you?
This thing is built by hand and each one has a unique ID. As for specs, it’s actually pretty good – a Qualcomm® Snapdragon 801 quad-core CPU at 2.3GHz, 3GB RAM and dual-SIM active LTE (DSDA) which kicks out some serious speeds with both SIM cards being active at the same time.
Running Android 4.4 KitKat this has a 5″ Full HD display, a massive 64GB on-board storage plus a microSD slot for more, a 3400mAh battery, 20 megapixel auto-focus camera with a dual LED-flash, front-facing 8 megapixel and, for the 4 grand they’ll also chuck in 13 exclusive ringtones from DJ Ravin.
Full details below. We’re going to see if we can borrow one for review, just after we’ve increased the gadget insurance cover. 😉
Tonino Lamborghini Mobile Unveils Latest Fusion of Legendary Design, Cutting Edge Personal Tech: 88 Tauri Smartphone
Lamborghini Family Brings Iconic Styling, Outstanding Craftsmanship to Hand-Assembled,
Limited Edition Android Phone
5th January 2015, London, UK and Las Vegas – Tonino Lamborghini Mobile, the luxury personal technologies manufacturer that carries on a family tradition for iconic design, today unveiled its latest high-end Android smartphone, the 88 Tauri. Building on a catalog of unique luxury accessories ranging from wristwatches, to eyewear, and jewelry, to high-tech headphones, 88 Tauri’s design aesthetic emphasizes quality materials in a sleek, distinctive package.
“Mobile phones are such personal devices that someone’s choice of smartphone says a lot about them. 88 Tauri is the latest example of applying the Tonino Lamborghini design philosophy to the accessory we all use the most,” said Gianluca Filippi, CEO Tonino Lamborghini Group. “Uncompromising quality in every detail, down to the stitching, and vibrant color choices help our devices – and users – to stand out from a sea of too-similar phones.”
Real luxury is in details
Sharp geometric lines and color combinations represent the iconic Tonino Lamborghini style; the famous “Raging Bull” logo on the both sides of the phone conveys the spirit of the legendary Italian brand.
88 Tauri offers 3 color variants of its metal panel (black, gold and steel silver) and is finished with top-quality leather available in 5 colors (black, blue, red, orange and brown). Each phone is assembled by hand and receives a unique device number. Only 1,947 pieces of each colorway will be created. This number was chosen to honor the year of birth of the company’s founder – Mr. Tonino Lamborghini.
· Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 801 processor with quad-core CPU at speeds of up to 2.3 GHz per core
· 3GB RAM
· Android 4.4 KitKat OS
· Dual SIM Dual Active LTE (DSDA) configuration (both SIM-cards are active at the same time)
· 5-inch Full HD display
· 64 GB of high-speed internal memory, expandable up to 128GB via microSD card
· USB 3.0 with direct phone-to-computer sync at 625 MB/s
· 3400 mAh battery capacity, providing up to 35 hours of life for calls in 3G networks and 1000 hours in standby mode.
· main 20MP auto-focus camera with a dual LED-flash, face recognition and white balance correction
· front-facing 8 MP camera
· 13 exclusive ringtones created by famed disc jockey and producer DJ Ravin
88 Tauri will be available in select stores around the world starting on January 5, 2015. For additional information about the product, prices and availability please visit www.lamborghinimobile.com andwww.lamborghini.it
“We are proud to present the latest and greatest in our family of luxury smartphones – the 88 Tauri, which combines cutting-edge mobile technology and unique features with the inimitable style and design that was characteristic for our company since its foundation. I am confident that our new flagship phone will open a new chapter in the history of Tonino Lamborghini Mobile and will raise the bar for luxury smartphones higher than ever before” – said Mr. Tonino Lamborghini, founder and President of Tonino Lamborghini Group.
“88 Tauri is the latest example of our successful cooperation with Tonino Lamborgini Mobile, and we are happy to see our premium technology powering the latest in the world of luxury smartphones. The latest Snapdragon 801 processor offers new levels of performance, productivity and power efficiency, allowing a seamless and smooth user experience that helps 88 Tauri stand out in any crowd” – said Raj Talluri, senior vice president of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.