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O2 joins Three in confirming new LG G2 smartphone

O2 has joined Three in confirming LG's new smartphone, the G2, will be available through the network, with O2 commenting that the device will be available "later this year".

There has been no mention of exact dates or pricing from company.

Following LG's unveiling of its new powerful flagship smartphone, Three announced within minutes that it would be stocking the device soon.

Three has not given an exact date or pricing details either, but said the release will be within the next eight weeks and that an unlimited data plan will be available.

"LG has created a true powerhouse smartphone in the G2 that combines their technological expertise from design through to features. We believe this phone will encourage greater use of more demanding data applications which makes Three the perfect partner," said Sylvia Chind, head of devices at Three.

The Android OS G2 will be the first LG smartphone to be released in Britain by the South Korean company in a while following a self imposed exile from the UK market.

LG's UK Product Manager, Shaun Musgrave recently told techradar that this has been because until now 4G has been too "immature" in the UK for LG's devices.

The G2 is the first device to feature the new super-fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.26GHz quad-core processor processor. It has a 5.2in full HD [1080p] display, 2GB RAM and 13-megapixel rear camera, as well as a front facing camera operated by buttons on the back of the device.

For more, check out our hands-on preview of the LG G2.