LG is continuing its quest to corner the market on ultra high-end handsets with a new entry in its Signature Edition series, via 9to5Google. Started last year with a modified version of the V30, Signature Edition phones are LG’s pricey ceramic devices that run in the ballpark of $1,800.
The second version, unveiled today, is basically an LG V35 in a ceramic body. (The V35, announced back in May for $900, is pretty much a G7 ThinQ in the body of a V30.) The back of the phone is made out of zirconium ceramic, a material LG says makes it nearly scratch-proof. Like the first model, this one will run you KRW 1,999,800 (about $1,790 at current exchange rates). There will only be 300 units made, and it goes on sale on August 13th.
This time around, you get a choice of black or white. You’ll also get a free pair of B&O’s Beoplay H9i over-the-ear headphones (retailing for around $500), which certainly softens the blow of a $1,800 smartphone. You can also have it engraved. As for the device’s specs, it’s the same as the standard V35: Snapdragon 845, 6GB of RAM, 6-inch Quad HD+ display, and 256GB of storage.