LG Signature Edition 2018 Launched with Zirconium Ceramic Back and 256GB storage: Price, Specifications and More


LG has launched its latest luxury smartphone – the LG Signature Edition 2018, in its home country Korea as a successor to last year’s Signature Edition smartphone that was launched in December 2017. The smartphone is based on the LG V35 ThinQ flagship smartphone and having a Zirconium Ceramic back that prevents scratches, and improves durability. LG also gives the option to allow users to engrave their names on the back. The smartphone also comes bundled with free Bang & Olufsen (B & O) Beoplay H9i headphones priced.

LG Signature Edition 2018 Price and Availability

LG Signature Edition 2018 comes with the price tag of KRW 1,999,800 ($ 1,790/ Rs. 1,22,820 approx.)  and will be available to purchase from August 13 in the country while the pre-orders starts from today. It will be made available in Black and White color options. The company will make only 300 Signature Edition 2018 phones.

LG Signature Edition (2018) specifications

Talking about specifications, the LG Signature Edition 2018  runs on Android 8.0 Oreo operating system with LG UX skin on top. It sports a 6.” QHD+ (3120 x 1440 pixels) 18:9 FullVision OLED Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, 538 PP, and HDR10 playback support. The display can be viewed easily even under direct sunlight, thanks to its super bright display. The smartphone is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor coupled with Adreno 630 GPU. It offers 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM along with 256GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 2TB via microSD card.

For photography, the LG Signature Edition 2018 comes equipped with a dual rear camera setup with a combination of two 16MP sensors; the primary camera comes with f/1.6 aperture and 71-degree wide-angle lens along with OIS, phase detection, and laser autofocus, while secondary camera comes with f/1.9 aperture, 107-degree super-wide-angle lens and LED flash support. The camera is powered by LG’s AI camera tech, as well as a smart pixel-binning technology for low-light shots, the AI algorithm adjusts the camera settings automatically when shooting in low light. On the front, it has an 8MP shooter with f/1.9 aperture and 80-degree wide-angle lens. The front camera also comes with facial recognition technology to unlock the device. It also has Stickers that uses face recognition to generate fun 2D and 3D overlays.

It also features Google Lens in the camera app as well as from within Google Assistant and Google Photos. With Google Lens, users can get more information on objects such as landmarks, plants, animals and books by just pointing with the camera. Users can also visit websites, add a business card to contacts and add events to the calendar directly with the camera.

In terms of audio, the LG Signature Edition 2018  has Hi-Fi Quad DAC for incredibly rich sound and DTS:X that implements virtual 3D sound for all content and supports up to 7.1 channel audio with earphones. The smartphone also supports Super Far-Field Voice Recognition lets you hear your voice up to 5 meters away. It is an IP68 rated device for dust and water resistance and also meets MIL-STD 810G requirements.

The LG Signature Edition 2018 fuelled by a 3300mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging and Wireless charging support. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS, NFC, 3.5mm audio jack, and USB Type-C post. It measures 151.7 x 75.4 x 7.3mm and weighs 157 grams.

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