Online retailer Expansys has put the LG Optimus 3D, the first 3D smartphone on the market, on preorder for £515, a tad more expensive than its little brother the LG Optimus 2X which can also be preordered for £499.99.
The Optimus 3D, also known as the P920, was announced at Mobile World Congress a few days ago and will be available according to Expansys from the 25th of April.
The phone has a glass free 3D, 4.3-inch WVGA display and can record and play back in 3D thanks to a pair of eight megapixel cameras with AF and flash.
The Optimus 3D can playback content in 2D at 1080p but only at 720p for 3D (ed : possibly another feature for a future model).
Curiously, it comes with a TI OMAP 4430 chipset clocked at 1GHz rather than the Nvidia Tegra 2 that powers the LG Optimus 2X.
The rest of its specification is quite decent; a full array of sensors, HDMI port, a 1500mAh battery, 512MB RAM, 8GB onboard storage and a microSD card reader.
Given the small price difference between the two handsets and their similarities, it is likely that they will compete for the same market, a scenario that can't bode well for LG.
To make things worse, the Motorola Atrix and the Samsung Galaxy S II - two of its main rivals - will almost certainly be launched ahead of it.