Last December, I wrote a very similar headline to the one you see above: “LG is Selling a Limited Edition $1,800 V30 Covered in Ceramic.” With that phone, it was clear LG wanted to take part in the same exclusive luxury offerings many other manufacturers such as Huawei have been producing in recent history. Now, the company’s back at it again with its Signature Edition (2018) that’s basically a V35 with a cosmetic upgrade.
Specifically, the LG Signature Edition (2018) includes all the specs you’d find in a V35 ThinQ. There’s a 6-inch OLED screen, a Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB of RAM, dual 16MP cameras, a 3300mAh battery, a fingerprint reader on the back, USB-C, and a headphone jack. You’ll also find 256GB of storage over the V35’s 64GB capacity. It all comes wrapped in zirconium ceramic which is much stronger than your typical glass back and shouldn’t scratch as easily.
Only 300 units of this phone will be sold, but if you’re lucky enough to snag one, you’ll need to shell out KRW1,999,800. That’s around $1,800 USD which is pretty crazy. Of course, you also get free over-ear headphones powered by B&O, but it’s still an insane price for a phone that can be had with a glass back and 64GB of space for less than half of what the Signature Edition costs.
Sales open on August 13th exclusively in South Korea.