Want to be a British superspy but can’t exactly afford an Aston Martin supercar? How about something less expensive, such as this licensed Aston Martin Racing 808 smartphone , with a starting price tag of $6,000 USD.
I think its a good deal cheaper than a supercar, but it’s still quite a hefty amount for a smartphone, and that’s really only for the base model. If you’re feeling up to splurging, an 18-karat gold and diamond version can be purchased for a whopping $30,000 USD.
Aston Martin Racing 808 Smartphone (AMR 808) features a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5GHz, a middling 2GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. While the 4.7-inch display only has a 1,280×720-pixel resolution, it uses an expensive sapphire glass screen for protection. It have 13-megapixel rear camera, a 2,000mAh battery and dual-SIM LTE support. The AMR 808 runs Android 5.0, which appears to be the stock version of Google’s mobile software. Beyond a gimmicky wallpaper that says “Engine start” but obviously does nothing of the sort, there’s no bundled software.
This isn’t the first time an Aston Martin Racing-licensed phone has been made available. The maker of the phone, Hong Kong-based Primo Mobile, first released an Aston Martin smartphone back in 2012 called the Aspire 668. The phone didn’t exactly set the world on fire, but the newer AMR 808 is already set to go places when it launches on December 15.
The Aston Martin Racing 808 Smartphone (AMR 808) will be available at high-end department store Selfridges in London, and sold online on the Singapore Airlines website. There are also plans to launch the phone in Hong Kong, Dubai, Singapore and China in early December.Given the competition it faces from other luxury smartphones, such as the Vertu New Signature Touch, the Aston Martin Racing 808 has its work cut out for it to reach the finish line.