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LG’s limited edition ceramic phone costs $1,800

LG’s limited edition ceramic phone costs $1,800


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If you like your stuff to be ultra exclusive and ultra expensive, then LG has the phone for you. The LG Signature Edition has a shell made of Zirconium Ceramic, which the company claims won’t scratch (but will it shatter?) even over time. Those able to get their hands on one can have their names engraved on the back. The phone is limited to 300 handsets to be sold exclusively in South Korea at a price of 2 million won (around $1,800), which is a lot more than that other very expensive phone, the iPhone X, which costs 1.42 million won locally.

But what you’re actually getting here is a ceramic LG V30 running Android Oreo (8.0) with only a modicum of system tweaks. The Signature Edition features the same 6-inch OLED display, Qi wireless charging, and a main camera with f/1.6 aperture, only with a bit more RAM (6GB instead of 4GB), and internal memory (256GB). It also ships with a wired and wireless pair of B&O headphones, but is all that really worth $1,000 more than an $800 V30?

I guess you really can put a price on luxury.