Lamborghini’s $6,000 smartphone is a premium package throughout


There are definitely cheaper options out there. Photo: Lamborghini

Lamborghini is dipping its toes into the smartphone market with a new Android-powered handset called the Tauri 88. The device was designed by Tonino Lamborghini, son of Lamborghini founder Ferruccio, and it’s just as premium on the inside as it is on the outside.

Smartphones from luxury brands have a tendency to be pretty subpar. They’re often made from premium materials, but their specifications can be midrange at best. They’re bought for their logos and snake skin finishes and not a lot else, then. But the Tauri 88 is a bit different.

Not only is it made out of steel and fine leather, but it’s packing a 5-inch Full HD display, a quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.3GHz, 3GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage. It also has a 20-megapixel camera on its back, an 8-megapixel camera on its front, and a massive 3,400mAh battery.

This is certainly not just another midrange smartphone with a crazy price tag, then. Well, it does have a crazy price tag, but at least it has high-end specifications to go with it. Perhaps the only disappointing thing about the Tauri 88 is that it ships with Android 4.4.4 KitKat pre-installed, and it’s unclear if Lamborghini has a software team working on a Lollipop upgrade.

Russian website Hi-Tech Mail reports that 1947 of these handsets will be made — that’s the year Ferruccio Lamborghini was born — and they’ll go on sale worldwide later this month for around $6,000. Interested?