CES 2015: Lamborgini has released a £4000 smartphone, and, no, it’s not diamond-encrusted

Tonino Lamborghini Mobile unveiled its latest high-end Android smartphone, the 88 Tauri, today, but, at a starting price of £4000, it’s officially the most outrageous product we’ve heard about from CES 2015 so far, but there’s still plenty of time, of course!

The 88 Tauri offers three colour variants of its metal panel (black, gold and steel silver) and is finished with leather (you’d hope so, at that price!) available in black, blue, red, orange and brown, but only 1,947 pieces of each colour combination will be created, a number chosen to honour Mr. Tonino Lamborghini’s year of birth.

Each phone is assembled by hand and receives a unique device number, but isn’t diamond encrusted unfortunately.

So, for £4000, what can you expect from the specs? The 88 Tauri will have a 5-inch Full HD display, a 20MP auto-focus camera with dual LED-flash, face recognition and white balance correction, 64 GB of internal memory, expandable up to 128GB via a microSD card, a 3400 mAh battery, which will apparently provide up to 35 hours of life for calls in 3G networks and 1000 hours in standby mode, which is actually pretty impressive.

The Lamborghini phone will also have a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 801 processor with quad-core CPU at speeds of up to 2.3 GHz per core, 3GB RAM, an Android 4.4 KitKat OS, Dual SIM Dual Active LTE (DSDA) configuration. Plus, the extravagant phone will also include 13 exclusive ringtones created by some guy called DJ Ravin.

Gianluca Filippi, CEO Tonino Lamborghini Group, said: ‘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.

‘Uncompromising quality in every detail, down to the stitching, and vibrant colour choices help our devices – and users – to stand out from a sea of too-similar phones.’

88 Tauri is now available from the Lamborghini website.

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Hayley Minn