PRADA Phone by LG 3.0 leaks [Update: Official]

The PRADA Phone by LG 3.0 isn't expected to be made official until later on today, but that hasn't stopped press shots and specs of the dual-core Android smartphone from leaking out ahead of time. The monochrome aesthetic of LG's hardware and custom UI – running on top of Android 2.3 Gingerbread – don't come as a huge surprise in BestBoyz shot, given we've already seen the K2 in the wild and teased ahead of an early 2012 release by the company itself.

Still, it's a rite of passage for any new Android phone to leak like a janky faucet ahead of its official debut, and so the third-gen PRADA Phone shouldn't be any different. The weather widget, with its pared down graphics, looks particularly good, while the Etch-A-Sketch style browser, music, gallery and camera shortcuts are neat.

The black & white color scheme should be shown off well on the 4.3-inch WVGA NOVA display, with 800 cd/m2 brightness, while inside the 127 x 69 x 8.5 mm chassis there's a TI OMAP4430 1GHz dual-core processor, HSPA+ good for up to 21Mbps (networking depending), WiFi a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0. An 8-megapixel camera good for 1080p Full HD video recording rounds out the main specs, paired with 8GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot.

There's also NFC tipped to be present, which should keep Google happy. SlashGear will be headed down to LG's PRADA phone launch later today, so expect all the official details soon!

Update: LG has officially confirmed the PRADA Phone [Thanks Carl!]Update 2: Check out our hands-on with the new PRADA Phone by LG 3.0!

[via Engadget]