Last year, we brought you a list of the most expensive smartphones in the world, and we saw just how expensive could get. Apple’s crowning glory may continue to be one of the most expensive – and most popular – phones on offer today, but there are also other developers out there who have made it their goal in life to create the most feature-rich smartphones for the rich. Here are top 5 most expensive Smartphones on the planet for 2015:
Pantech Vega Secret Note ($924)
The Pantech Vega Secret Note is a phablet that comes with features such as a fingerprint reader, a 5.9-inch 1080p LCD Display, LTE capabilities, and an HD front camera. It comes with 32GB of internal storage, but a rather unimpressive 3GB RAM and 13MP camera. However, it does have a 3200mAh battery.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 ($1,160)
You may have thought that Panasonic had given up on the smartphone industry, but their latest line of camera phones simply caters to a different crowd. With a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 and a CPU of Quad-core 2.3 GHz along Adreno 330, the Lumix DMC-CM1 also has 2GB RAM and a 20MP rear camera. It has an accelerometer, a proximity sensor, WLAN, GPS and NFC support as well.
Gresso Radical Black R3 ($2,500)
Gresso Radical Black has become known as a manufacturer of some of the world’s best luxury smartphones, and the Radical Black R3 is one of their cheaper models at $2,500, and it has a quad-core CPU at 1.2 GHz, an 8MP camera, and 36GB internal memory. It has various wireless connection options, an accelerometer, a digital compass, and GPS capabilities as well.
Gresso Regal Gold ($6,000)
At a whopping $6,000 Gresso’s Regal Gold line impresses with a casing made of titanium and coated with golden PVD. It’s a limited edition piece, with only 999 pieces ever being manufactured, and runs on Android, with a Full HD Display, a 13MP camera, and is protected by Gorilla Glass.
Vertu Aster Stingray Black ($7,700)
Over the years, luxury smartphone designer Vertu Aster Stingray Black has made a name for itself through the creation of exotic pieces, and the Aster Stingray line is no exception. Coated in stingray leather, it also has titanium sides, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.3GHz Quad-core processor, 13MP rear camera with autofocus and dual LED flash, 64GB of internal storage, A-GPS + Compass, Wireless Charging support, and a high-contrast 1080p 4.7-inch display.
Are these expensive phones worth it? To be honest, it doesn’t seem like they are. Industry experts Gaming Realms, the company that developed mobile-optimized gaming portal Pocket Fruity, explains, growth in mobile internet is among the fastest growing trends on the internet landscape to date, and there are developers who are continuing to create powerful smartphones at much cheaper price tags. However, the surge in the amount of Internet connectivity through mobile across the world has ultimately driven the price of the top-end smartphones like the iPhone up to extortionate rates. But, if you’re after the bragging rights of owning a smartphone made from stingray leather, or with gold-plated titanium, then by all means, help yourself.