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LG Signature Edition, one step above iPhone X at $1,800

Dale Davies |
LG Signature Edition smartphone comes with a 6-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1440 pixels by 2880 pixels at a PPI of 538 pixels per inch.

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The LG Signature Edition is powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and it comes with 6GB of RAM. The phone packs 256GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 2GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the LG Signature Edition packs a 16-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies. The LG Signature Edition runs Android 8.0 and is powered by a 3300mAh non removable battery.

It measures 151.70 x 75.40 x 7.60 (height x width x thickness) and weigh 189.00 grams. The LG Signature Edition is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, USB OTG, 3G and 4G. Sensors on the phone include Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope.

LG has previously only used the Signature branding on its TVs and fridges, and this marks the first time that we’ve seen this used on one of their smartphones. To attract early buyers, LG has announced that only 300 Signature Edition smartphone units will be available. The company is also bundling a special after-sales service and a B & Q wired earphone and a B & O Bluetooth headset. But it is yet to see how these complimentary offerings would help to persuade customers opting for this $1,800 smartphone.

According to the company’s post, the Signature Edition is made from the highest quality materials, akin to what you’d expect to find in the world’s finest watches. One of the materials is zirconium ceramic, and the company expects the ceramic body to keep the phone scratch-free for a long time. If it’s anything like the ceramic on the Essential Phone, it should do just that. Customers have the option to have their name engraved on the back of the phone, for that truly unique smartphone.

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