This NFT phone sounds as ridiculous as its price

This NFT phone sounds as ridiculous as its price

Fancy a phone that you can use to mint NFTs while taking photos on your yacht in Marini di Capri? Here it is. While many fight rising prices, it seems there’s still a market for ridiculously priced devices, and Vertu is banking on what it describes as the first ‘Web3 phone’.

Metavertu can run its own blockchain node, allowing users to convert photos and videos to NFTs. It can also be used as a ‘validator’ on the Ethereum blockchain. But with a ceramic frame and sapphire crystal display, even the asking price makes iPhone 14 prices they look like peanuts.

Promotional image of the Vertu Metavertu phone

The basic Metavertu (left) and the high-end model (right) (Image credit: Vertu)

Unveiled at an event in London amid a slew of black outfits and sunglasses, the Metavertu packs a Qualcomm SnapDragon 8 Gen 1 CPU, a 6.67-inch 2400×1080 AMOLED display, and a triple-digit camera array. glasses. The top-spec model has 18GB of RAM and 1TB of storage and is clad in ‘Himalayan Alligator leather’, 18-carat gold and diamonds. The price tag? Just $41,500 / £35,660.

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