Latest in 88tauri

Image credit:

Tonino Lamborghini's 88 Tauri phone is leather, steel... and $6,300

4 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Having a lot of money entitles you to buy expensive things, but fast cars or Bel Air mansions aren't the only ways you can showcase your wealth. Companies like Vertu and Tonino Lamborghini make smartphones for people with -- let's be honest -- more money than sense, and because I have neither, industry events are my only opportunities to check them out. And it's at just such an event that I've come across Tonino Lamborghini's latest smartphone, the 88 Tauri. Crafted from calfskin leather and "automotive-grade" stainless steel, it's big, heavy and basically exactly what you'd expect a $6,300 status symbol to be. This particular model, as you can see, is a blue and gold number, but there are three finishes of metal and five colors of cowskin to choose from. But why limit yourself? Might as well get one of each.

Gallery: Tonino Lamborghini 88 Tauri smartphone | 14 Photos

While no phone should really be this expensive, that's basically the whole point: You buy one because you can. There's an exclusivity factor here, too. Only 1,947 of each type of metal/leather combination exist, and for a rather cheesy reason, as Antonio "Tonino" Lamborghini himself was born in 1947. At least you get bang for your buck, if you can really use that phrase here, in terms of specs. The 88 Tauri sports a 5-inch (1080p) display, a 20-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel selfie shooter, a 3,400mAh battery, 64GB of internal storage, a quad-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM and dual LTE SIM functionality. Not to mention the 13 exclusive ringtones created by "famed disc jockey and producer DJ Ravin." Those have gotta be worth a couple of grand alone, surely?

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
4 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Scoot makes its new single-seat mopeds available in Los Angeles

Scoot makes its new single-seat mopeds available in Los Angeles

View
Facebook's version of political neutrality isn't neutral

Facebook's version of political neutrality isn't neutral

View
Firefox update adds detailed tracking reports and password tools

Firefox update adds detailed tracking reports and password tools

View
AT&T offers the LG G8X with a 'free' Dual Screen case (updated)

AT&T offers the LG G8X with a 'free' Dual Screen case (updated)

View
A machine-learning system may have predicted the World Series winner

A machine-learning system may have predicted the World Series winner

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr