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LG Optimus 3D launches at Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy Friday 1st of July, £35 a month, £500 SIM-free

Information regarding the release of LG’s Optimus 3D in the UK has been a little sketchy up until now; we’ve just heard that Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy will be stocking the dual-core Android smartphone in stores and on-line from this Friday, the 1st of July – and not the 7th as previously thought.

The Optimus 3D arrives in 20 select Carphone and Best Buy stores five days ahead of the phone’s general release. You’ll be able to get it free on a £35 a month contracts on O2, Orange, T-Mobile and Vodafone or buy it SIM-free for £499.95 from this Friday; it’ll be available to buy in stores nationwide from the 6th.

Coming with a dual 5-megapixel camera unit, similar to the one in HTC’s Evo 3D which we saw the other day, you’ll be able to take and record 2D and 3D pictures and video. You can record 1080p 2D video on the Optimus 3D, and 3D video at 720p.

Naturally, it’s a dual-core beast, running on Texas Instrument’s OMAP 4430 1GHz chip. Interestingly, LG claims that the Optimus 3D boasts ‘dual-memory’, assigning half of the RAM to each of the processor’s cores, allowing for smarter multitasking.

Specs we’ve seen for the Optimus 3D say that you get 512MB of RAM; we’re assuming this means you get 2 x 2 56MB. It’ll be interesting to see how this compares performance-wise to phones like the Evo 3D and Samsung’s Galaxy S2 which have 1GB of RAM, twice the amount.

We’ve just taken delivery of our LG Optimus 3D review until as well as it happens – stay tuned for some hands-on pics and our first impressions coming soon.

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