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LG Optimus 3D To Come Out On July 1st

Both Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy have confirmed that they will be selling the LG Optimus 3D from tomorrow Friday the 1st of July.

The phone, which is the world's first 3D smartphone, will be available through their stores, at 24 locations (opens in new tab), five days before it goes on sale elsewhere nationwide.

Graham Stapleton, Chief Commercial Officer at The Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy, said in a statement, "The LG Optimus 3D features some ground breaking technology and we’re proud to be able to offer the world's first 3D smartphone exclusively at The Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy."

The phone is the second dual core handset from LG after the Optimus 2X and was released back in February. It comes with a 4.3-inch WVGA capacitive 3D stereoscopic touchscreen, which doesn't need 3D glasses to work.

At the back, there's a pair of five megapixel cameras that will enable users to either take 3D pictures or 720p 3D content that can be viewed on a 3D compatible device (monitor, projector or television).

The handset will go on sale instore and online for £35 per month on a two year contract and costs a whopping £499.95 as a SIM-free, unlocked and unbranded device. Needless to say we've already sourced out where you can get the LG Optimus 3D for way less than that.

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