Before this year ends, LG is grabbing the chance to release a super limited-edition handset that will mark the start of a new series of special edition phones. The device is called LG Signature Edition, and it is a massive phone that runs Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. 

On Thursday, LG revealed to South Korean publication Korea Herald its plan of releasing a new limited-edition phone at the end of this month. LG wasn’t kidding when it said the device will be released in a very limited quantity. Apparently, only 300 units will be manufactured for release by the end of this year.

A couple of things about the device’s specs and features have already been leaked online. It’s being reported that the handset is coming with Android 8.0 Oreo onboard. The handset is also said to boast 6GB of RAM and 256GB of internal memory. For audiophiles, the LG Signature Edition phone is the perfect daily driver since it comes with Bang & Olufsen wired earphones and LG’s H5 bluetooth earphones. 

Display-wise, the upcoming handset is outfitted with a 6-inch OLED display panel. As such, the device is expected to be bigger in size than the LG G6 and around the same size as the LG V30, which also happens to have a 6-inch OLED screen. It won’t be surprising if the LG Signature Edition phone ends up having the same appearance as the V30, either. LG said its limited edition handset would after all debut with FullVision display. 

In case you are wondering what FullVision is, it refers to the 18:9 aspect ratio LG is adopting for the display panels of its new flagship phones. Explaining why it developed the display technology, LG said early this year that FullVision offers a “differentiated experience” to users. LG also maintained that the unique aspect ratio improves the multitasking experience of its flagship handsets. It’s also worth mentioning that FullVision is a product of LG’s decision to increase the screen real estate on its phones, while also minimizing the bezels surrounding their displays. 

When it comes to camera technology, the LG Signature Edition phone will come equipped with a 16-megapixel primary camera. Given the trend of dual-cameras in the industry, the inclusion of a single 16-megapixel rear camera is a bit of a letdown. Hopefully, LG will include a powerful front shooter to make up for this. 

The limited edition handset is reportedly powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 SoC — the same processor found inside the LG V30 and Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 flagship smartphones. Qualcomm is already done developing the Snapdragon 845, but it won’t be available to manufacturers until early 2018, according to Tech Advisor

Finally, other details about the LG Signature Edition that were revealed today include the premium zirconium ceramic back of the device, its 189-gram body and black and white color options. Pricing and other details about the phone are believed to be announced in the coming weeks or in the days leading to the handset’s release. 

Sadly, it’s a bit impossible for consumers in the U.S. to get their hands on the device or even purchase one. LG is only selling the 300 units of the LG Signature Edition in its home turf, so that’s that. 

LG LG is releasing a super limited edition smartphone this month. Photo: Reuters/Lee Jae-Won