UK retailer Clove has started pre-orders for LG's latest flagship handset, the LG G3. The retailer has listed the device for £499, stating that the first batch of pre-orders will be shipping out July 1st. The retailer is offering the Metallic Black, Shine Gold and Silk White color variations of the device.

Officially unveiled at a media event yesterday, the G3 is the first device offered by a major manufacturer to offer a QHD display. In addition to the 5.5-inch QHD screen, the G3 features a Snapdragon 801, 2 or 3 GB RAM, 16/32 GB internal storage, microSD card slot up to 128 GB, 13 MP OIS+ camera sensor, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, NFC and a 3,000 mAh battery. USB 2.0

If you're interested in the handset, be sure to check out our hands-on review, and see how it holds up against other flagship devices of 2014.

Eager to see how the device looks with respect to other high-end handsets? Check out our gallery in which we pit the G3 against the Xperia Z2, HTC One M8 and the Galaxy S5.

We're also giving away a brand new G3 to a lucky Android Central reader. More details here.

Further reading:

Source: Clove UK