LG Prada 3.0 peeks out from the curtain ahead of its catwalk launch (update: it's official)

While our shirt is still being pressed ahead of the launch event in London later today, yet more details have leaked on the LG Prada 3.0. Some decidedly realistic press shots have surfaced ahead of the phone's big debut, alongside some concrete-looking confirmed specifications. The dual-core OMAP 4430 processor seen last week is apparently clocked at 1GHz, with a high definition screen showing off a classy monotone Android skin, lying over Gingerbread version 2.3.7. The spec sheet also reveals 8GB of storage, expandable by microSD, with an eight megapixel auto-focus camera peering out from the textured backing. Interestingly, the slab with style will also pack NFC according to the leak. We've got a few more hours to wait until we can give it a personal going-over -- fashion phone obsessives, hold on.

Update: We've added the official press release after the break.

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The PRADA and LG partnership launches the PRADA phone by LG 3.0
combining the ultimate in form and function

London, 14 December 2011: With a heritage of producing handsets that combine the best in style and substance, PRADA and LG today unveiled the partnership's latest must-have smartphone, the PRADA phone by LG 3.0. This highly anticipated handset is the third phone to come from the collaboration and represents a key design venture for both companies.

The PRADA phone by LG 3.0 combines PRADA's distinctive style with LG's innovative technology, including one of the biggest and brightest screens in the world with 4.3inch and 800-nit screen.

Styled with PRADA's clean and sharp design philosophy, the handset features a full glossy touchscreen to the front and PRADA's signature Saffiano pattern to the back, all finished in classic black. With every detail designed for chic simplicity, this handset also boasts LG's signature Floating Mass Technology, optically enhancing the thinness of its already impressive 8.5mm depth, with minimal hardkeys completing the sleek simple finish.

As effective as it is striking, the PRADA phone by LG 3.0 boasts a 1.0GHz Dual-Core/Dual-Channel architecture for high-speed performance, and dual-band wi-fi for high-speed surfing on the go.

The smartphone's sleek design is also reflected once switched on. The PRADA phone by LG 3.0 offers a specially created user interface featuring a unique black, grey and white menu and icons. Through this interface users can enjoy all the latest benefits of Android's Gingerbread OS, with a future scheduled upgrade to Android's Ice Cream Sandwich.

This unique user interface experience can be enjoyed on the device's 800-nit, 4.3inch NOVA High Brightness Display, allowing users to view all their favorite photos and content even in direct sunlight. Plus with an 8MP camera and up to 8GB of user memory, all Life's Good moments can be captured and enjoyed in high quality.

To complement the handset, users will have access to a full line of PRADA phone accessories such as a PRADA branded cradle and Bluetooth ear set. Users can also carry their PRADA phone by LG 3.0 in a range of stylish pouches.

Key Specs:
o Operating System: Android Gingerbread
o Memory: User 8GB
o Size: 4.3-inch
o Resolution: WVGA (800 x 480)
o NOVA Display: 800 nit
o Camera: 8MP
o 1.0GHz Dual-Core/ Dual Channel Processor
o Battery 1540mAh