Prices for the Gresso Radical Black smartphone start at $2,500. Photo: AFP
The high-end phone maker has presented the Radical Black, a new luxury smartphone with a case produced from a single titanium plate. Available now, the new smartphone is priced at $2,500 for the basic version (R1) and $3,000 for the yellow gold (R2) or white gold (R3) editions.
Each case is handcrafted from a single titanium plate, a process that takes around eight hours. The case is then polished, tacking an additional four hours onto the production time.
As indicated by the name, the device is entirely black, as even the buttons are made of dark titanium. For those looking for a touch of bling, the Radical Black is also available with the Gresso logo in yellow gold or white gold.
Notwithstanding the high-end materials in its case, the Radical Black is a mid-range smartphone when it comes to its components. The double-SIM device comes with a 4.5-inch screen (960X540 pixels), a 1.2 GHz Quad Core processor, an 8 MP photo/video camera and 36GB of storage.
Also worth noting, and almost scandalous in light of the price, is the smartphone's outdated operating system: Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2.
The Radical Black R1, R2 and R3 were each issued in a limited edition of 100 numbered phones.