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LG's 'Shine' goes for the gold

And a second version is a clamshell

LG's phone division appears to be going full-tilt into its metallic age, at least in South Korea. Two new models in its appropriately named "Shine" line have made appearances at the company's Digital Design Center in Seoul, according to Electronista.

The first version is a special gold edition of the slider handset destined for South Korea's CDMA networks. The second is the "Shine Folder," a clamshell alternative to the original that appears to resemble one we cited last month that some speculated was possibly headed for Verizon.


Unfortunately, neither of the models displayed in Seoul seems destined for North America at present. But if current metallurgic design trends continue, it probably won't take long.