PRADA Phone by LG 3.0 on sale in UK on Friday

The PRADA Phone by LG 3.0 will hit UK shelves tomorrow, Friday January 27, retailer Phones 4U has confirmed, with the designer-branded Android smartphone priced from free with a new agreement. Packing a 4.3-inch LG NOVA IPS display – albeit running only at WVGA resolution – along with an 8-megapixel camera and NFC, the PRADA Phone runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread right now but has an ICS upgrade in the works.

Insider there's a 1GHz dual-core processor paired with 8GB of internal storage, Bluetooth 3.0+HS and WiFi b/g/n, together with HSPA+ supporting up to 21Mbps downloads, network-depending. You also get 1GB of RAM and a front-facing camera for video calls, together with a reskinned UI that ditches Android's usual colors for a monochrome, PRADA-themed icon set.

The PRADA Phone by LG 3.0 will go on sale free with a new, two-year agreement priced at £31 ($49) per month or above, on a choice of networks. We're expecting unlocked availability from the beginning of February.