LG G3 coming to UK networks on 1 July

The LG G3 brings its high-res screen and quad-core power to UK networks in early July.

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The LG G3 was unveiled in London Tuesday, and the new flagship Android phone is coming to the major UK networks on 1 July. The price? Early indications suggest £490.

After it goes on sale in South Korea tomorrow, the G3 crosses to these shores where O2, Three and Carphone Warehouse have confirmed they will sell the phone. The £490 price comes from online retailer Unlocked-mobiles, which will also sell the G3.

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O2 will sell the phone on its Refresh tariffs, which let you pay for your phone and your usage separately, allowing you to swap to a new phone without having to buy your way out of your old contract.

You can sign up for updates on the G3 from Carphone Warehouse from tomorrow, and place an order in "early June" before the phone hits shop shelves in just over a month.

LG's latest flagship, the G3 boasts an eye-scorchingly high-resolution screen and laser-guided photography. With Android 4.4.2 KitKat and quad-core power on board, it squares up against the Samsung Galaxy S5 , HTC One M8 and the iPhone 5S .

The new phone also adds a microSD card slot, sorely missing from its predecessor the LG G2 .

The G3 was unveiled at launch events around the world, and we've given it the once-over already -- check out our hands-on first take and glossy photos. In the run-up to release we'll update this story with more UK details as we find out more.