New Gresso Regal smartphone dons 18 karat gold and titanium, starts at heart-stopping $3,000


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Ready for another expensive smartphone you’ll probably never buy? Gresso’s new Regal line of smartphone wants to put a nice dent in your wallet for a premium smartphone with a decent set of specs. That dent starts at about $3,000 for the cheapest option. What justifies that price tag?

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For one, they’re mare completely of titanium and gold. The Gresso Regal R1 is all titanium ($3,000 option), while theR2 and R3 (both $5,000) mix PVD-coated titanium with a bit of 18 karat gold. Each model was apparently handcrafted, and only 999 of them exist. You’ll even see a number on the back letting you know which number yours is to make you feel special, and everything.

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But more than just good looks and premium materials, this smartphone actually doesn’t suck (well, if we’re going by the spec sheet, anyway). Here’s what you’ll get under the hood:

  • Display: 5″ Full HD, Gorilla Glass.
  • Processor: quad-core, 1.5 GHz.
  • Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels.
  • Internal memory: 32 GB.
  • RAM: 2 GB.
  • SIM-cards: 1.
  • ОS Android.
  • Camera: 13.0 MP, autofocus, flash, front camera 5 MP.
  • Maximum talk time: 6h, maximum standby time: 300h.
  • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900
  • 3G: WCDMA 900/2100
  • LTE: no
  • Size: 143,2 x 70,2 x 8,8 mm.
  • Weight: 205 g.

These ultra premium options typically fall way short of expectations in the specs department so we’re glad to see Gresso didn’t skimp in this area. If you’re feeling a bit splurgey or simply have the budget that can handle one of these bad boys you can order one over at their website right now.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Plenty of bezel space for your money. Not a bad looking premium phone though. It reminds me of the original Droid Incredible just larger.

  2. It still sucks, 1.5? what is it a qualcomm 400? Or some china cpu?

  3. I wish somebody would make a REAL premium phone that didn’t skimp on anything. Snapdragon 810 (when available), 4gb of RAM, at least 64gb of storage, SD card slot, wireless charging, great build quality, killer camera, killer battery life, killer screen, and basically killer everything. The fact that this phone is even considered ‘ultra premium’ is just a sign of the ef’d up society we live in.

    1. THIS. I always wonder why someone can’t do exactly this. My only reasoning is that it would mean they couldn’t sell a better phone the year after?

      1. It would obviously be a high-priced item that would probably cost upwards of $1k or more, so that would put it out of the realm of the mainstream. But if we can have a $3k phone like this, why not one that actually justifies its price?

    2. This has not a thing to do with our “ef’d” up society at all, because most people in our society will never buy this thing and likely think it’s stupid

      Some people in Saudi Arabia will buy this and that’s about it

    3. Then you want an iPhone…. Lol jk man yup agree with you seems like there is always a corner to be cut somewhere unfortunately

    4. Having to censor yourself while delivering an explosive rant is far more indicative if you ask me.

  4. A phone for clueless aholes.

    1. It’s like an iPhone for the ultra-rich

      1. It’s not at all like that

  5. You’re a couple years late to the Jellybean party, Gresso.

  6. Wait…NO LTE?! Is that a typo?

  7. All ready to order one and saw no LTE, just 3G, nah!
    I’ll stick with my Sony Z3v.

    1. Haha, I thought the same thing.

  8. Jelly bean. Really?

  9. I’m confused, is that guy taking a screw driver to the bottom of that phone?

    1. Yes. It’s meant to be the phone being “hand crafted”.

  10. Honestly, I’d rather buy an iPhone than this piece of junk. Now excuse me while I go confessions.

  11. A little too late. 2012 called it wants this phone back.The phone is garbage. The phone should have a snapdragon 810 with 4 gigs of ram and a lightly skin version of android. The body should be black aluminum with a 16 megapixel camera,4 megapixel front camera and a fingerprint reader on the front. it should also be between 7-8mm thick. The display should at least be 5″ and quad hd. The software should be tailored to this hardware for butter smooth performance and timely updates. This phone will never see an update.

  12. No LTE, an unnamed 4-core processor, and no specifics on the battery to speak of. On top of that, screen shots look like Android Jellybean. I take it “this smartphone actually doesn’t suck” is sarcastic.

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