The Armani phone, ready for its close-up

Photos and video show the hyped handset in detail.

Fosfor Gadgets

Now that we've unburdened ourselves of several snide remarks about the Samsung-made Armani phone just released in Milan, it's only fair that we point to some photos of the hyped handset so you can judge for yourself. It's not that it's an unattractive phone, by any stretch--it's just that the Armani pales next to the ultra-high profile of the iPhone and even LG's Prada handset. And then there's the price: It's reportedly expected to go for 650 euros initially, or almost $920--over $100 more than the Prada and making the iPhone look like a downright steal.

Nevertheless, we do admit that it looks fetching in several close-ups posted on Stockholm-based Fosfor Gadgets, as well as the video below by the U.K.'s Shiny Shiny. By the way, the handset in the video isn't a flip phone--the hinge is on the leather case that comes with it, which is finished in "exclusive Armani texture," whatever that is.

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