LG Optimus 3D Now Available On Preoder

The LG Optimus 3D has gone on Preorder at Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy as from yesterday with an official launch in the UK on the 7th of July.

Both companies have been given the exclusive dealership for the phone, the world's first 3D smartphone, which will be available on a two year contract from as little as £35 per month. The Optimus 3D will also be available SIM-free from £499.95.

The phone runs on Android 2.2. Froyo and will be upgraded to v2.3 Gingerbread later this year. Like the Nintendo 3DS, it uses a glassless Sharp-manufactured 3D stereoscopic display, a 4-inch screen with a 480x800 pixel resolution.

Other features include a dual core TI OMAP4430 SoC clocked at 1GHz, 512MB RAM, 8GB onboard storage, two five-megapixel rear cameras and a front facing one, HDMI port, built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a microSD card reader.

Graham Stapleton, Chief Commercial Officer at Carphone Warehouse, said in a statement "It is a remarkable piece of technology and I'm confident that our customers will be as impressed and excited as we are." Other online retailers have postponed the launch of the Optimus 3D to around mid-July.

The Optimus 3D doesn't have any rivals per se but will be pitted against the lower-priced LG Optimus 2X, the Samsung Galaxy S2, the Motorola Atrix, the HTC Sensation and the iPhone 4/5.