LG G3 official release date announced as 26 June

We now have an official date for the launch of the LG G3 smartphone in the UK, and that date is... wait for it... 26 June.

Which, as the more on-the-ball of you will realise, is actually tomorrow. So if you were thinking about buying a G3, then you really haven't got long to wait.

LG has now officially confirmed the new date – which is earlier than the firm had previously said, with the launch date being set at 1 July last month. The new 26 June release tallies with what Three had previously announced earlier this week.

LG has listed the retailers which will carry the device, and they include Three (of course, which has the device for £500 on PAYG, and from £35 per month on contract), along with O2, Carphone Warehouse, and Buymobilephones.net.

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LG said its phone has experienced a "strong debut" in South Korea, and will actually roll out globally on 27 June (so we're getting it a day early) to territories including Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore, and the Philippines, with other regions in Asia, Europe and the Middle East to follow in July.

Dr Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG's mobile arm, commented: "Early indications give us reason to be optimistic that G3 will be as successful globally as it has been in Korea. It's quite an honour to be considered the new industry benchmark for premium smartphones but in the end, what really matters is how consumers feel about our latest flagship device because it was their feedback that helped us create G3."

The LG G3 is certainly a tasty looking handset, and a lot of thought has gone into the design on both the hardware and software front. We'll have a full review for you soon.