LG Prada K2 3 featured

The awkwardly named Prada Phone by LG 3.0 will be available to purchase from U.K. retailers this Friday, January 27. The third device from the LGPrada partnership will launch at Phones4U with a choice of three carriers, including Orange, O2, and Vodafone.

The device will launch with the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, but an Ice Cream Sandwich update is on its way. It sports a 4.3-inch NOVS IPS display at WVGA resolution, and it's powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM. One of its best features is its 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, which promises to capture quality snaps and video at full high-definition 1080p.

There's also a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera that will allow you to take pictures of your own face, or video chat with your friends. The device offers 8GB of internal storage, which can be expanded via the microSD card slot; an accelerometer; and all of the connectivity features you'd usually expect to see in a smartphone such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0. For good measure, you also get NFC capabilities.

While the Prada Phone by LG 3.0 (or the LG Prada 3 as I prefer to call it) does run Gingerbread, it's themed with a custom user interface that ditches Android's traditional colors for a monochrome Prada-themed icon set.

The handset will be available for free on contacts starting from £31 (approx. $49) per month, while the SIM-free model is expected to hit shelves from early February.

Will you be picking up the Prada Phone by LG 3.0 this weekend?

[via SlashGear]