Aston Martin's smartphone is just as expensive as you'd imagine

Surely this is the phone James Bond should have

If gaudy design and sky-high prices get your motor running, Aston Martin's latest smartphone offering will see you hit the top of your rev limiter.

The Aston Martin Racing 808, or the AMR 808 if you're looking for a more catchy name, bear's the luxury car maker's brand on its body and display as it looks to scoop up the high flying executives targeted by other premium brands such as Vertu and BlackBerry's Porsche Design.

As with its competitors, the AMR 808 sports a style which will divide opinion into two camps - 'luxury chic' and 'down right ugly'.

We can all agree on the specs though, and the fact they're distinctly average. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor sits at the heart of the device - a chip which is now almost two years old.

Gold and diamonds anyone?

That's complimented by 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, 13MP rear camera and a 4.7-inch screen with a 720p resolution. Supercar specs these ain't, but the price tag at least hammers home this isn't another run-of-the-mill Android smartphone.

The AMR 808 price starts at a cool £3,900 for the base model, but clad your new Aston Martin handset in 18-karat gold and diamonds and you'll find yourself splashing out around £19,000.

If you fancy picking the AMR 808 to go with your recent Vanquish purchase, it will be available on December 15 from Selfridges, London.

Via Cnet (image credit: Aloysius Low/CNET)

John McCann

John has been a technology journalist for more than a decade, and over the years has built up a vast knowledge of the tech industry. He’s reported on pretty much every area of consumer technology, from laptops, tablets, smartwatches and smartphones to smart speakers, automotive, headphones and more. During his time in journalism, John has written for TechRadar, T3, Shortlist, What Laptop, Windows 8 magazine, Gizmodo UK, Saga Magazine and Saga Exceptional, and he’s appeared in the Evening Standard and Metro newspapers.

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