Caviar is often content material with taking an iPhone or Galaxy and placing sufficient gold and gem stones on it in order that it seems to be prefer it got here out of King Tut’s tomb. Nevertheless, it wished to do one thing exterior the (gilded) field with the Caviar Origin idea, which is one thing pretty distinctive.
The telephone takes inspiration from the now-defunct luxurious telephone maker Vertu. That’s the traditional Vertu telephones, those earlier than the unsuccessful try and transition from Nokia S40 software program to Android. Talking of, what OS do you suppose runs on the Origin?
Should you guessed “Android” you’d be proper. Nevertheless, Android was chosen primarily for app help – WhatsApp emerged as extremely vital amongst Caviar customers, different apps will likely be featured as effectively. Android’s touch-centric interface was not a consideration.
The truth is, we’re not even positive whether or not the Origin has a touchscreen or not. Caviar redesigned the interface to make use of delicate keys like within the good outdated days. And, after all, there’s a regular telephone keypad for quantity and textual content enter.
Nicely, as commonplace as a gold-plated keypad might be. Talking of, the corporate hasn’t determined what supplies to make use of with this telephone, the unit you see within the pictures and within the video is only a prototype.
The corporate says that the Caviar Origin will likely be out there within the fourth quarter of this 12 months and that costs will begin at $1,000. There’s no higher restrict, after all, as a result of the price of the valuable metals and gem stones far outweighs the price of the electronics.
By the best way, this isn’t the primary Android telephone with a keypad – there are a couple of earlier examples, however all of them are flip telephones just like the LG Wine Sensible, for instance. Is there a distinct segment for Androids with an old-school type issue like that? And would KaiOS have been higher suited?