LG has today announced a new smartphone under its Signature-lineup — LG Signature Edition 2018, which is the successor of the last year’s Signature Edition smartphone of V30 that was launched in South Korea.
The latest edition of the Signature smartphone is made of premium materials and comes with zirconium ceramic back cover that prevents scratches. Just like its predecessor, there’s also an option for customers to get their name engraved on the back of the phone.
The smartphone boasts a 6-inch QHD+ OLED display with screen resolution of 2880 x 1440 pixels, HDR10, 18:9 aspect ratio and 538ppi pixel density. Further, the display is protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
Under the hood, the device packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor along with Adreno 630 GPU, 6GB RAM, and 256GB internal storage. There’s a microSD card slot that enables users to further expand the phone’s storage capacity up to 2TB.
In terms of optics, there’s a 16-megapixel rear camera with f/1.6 aperture, 71-degree wide-angle lens and a secondary camera sensor of 16-megapixels with 107-degree super-wide-angle lens having f/1.9 aperture and LED flash. On the front side, there’s an 8-megapixel snapper with 80-degree wide-angle lens and f/1.9 aperture.
Connectivity options on the device include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C. The device comes with an IP68 rating, ensuring water and dust resistance and it’s also MIL-STD 810G certified, which is a standard for ruggedization testing and compliance for mobile computers and equipment.
The smartphone runs on Android 8.0 Oreo operating system out-of-the-box with the company’s own custom interface LG UX on top. The device is powered by a 3,300mAh battery with support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging as well as wireless charging.
The LG Signature Edition 2018 will be available in two color options — Black and White. The device will be available in very limited quantity as the company will make only 300 phones, which will start selling from 13th August for 1,999,800 won, roughly $1,790.
LG will start taking pre-orders for the Signature Edition 2018 from 30th July. The company is also offering a free Bang & Olufsen (B & O) Beoplay H9i headphones with the smartphone.