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LG G4 pre-orders kick off ahead of next week’s UK release

LG G4 pre-orders have kicked off ahead of the phone’s newly confirmed May 28 UK release date.

Looking to get the jump on the competition, high-street retailer Carphone Warehouse has become the first seller to let eager G4 owners splash the pre-release cash, offer the handset on a number of tariffs.

Lining up considerably cheaper than its flagship rivals – such as the iPhone 6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6the G4 is being offered for free when tied to a £35 per month, 24 month contract.

This deal sees the G4 tied to Vodafone and bundled with 1,000 minutes, unlimited texts and a 1GB 4G data allowance.

Those looking for lower monthly fees cap opt for minimalist up-front handset fees. On EE, a £9.99 handset charge will see the monthly costs drop to £31.99 with the same monthly allowances.

Looking to sweeten the deal, Carphone has confirmed that the first 400 customers to place G4 pre-orders will see their new smartphone bundled with a free LG P7 Music Flow Bluetooth speaker.

The portable audio enabler is worth £129.

Offering the handset in a variety of colour schemes, Carphone will exclusively offer the G4 with a black leather rear.

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The LG G4 is an iterative update on the LG G3, a handset which was crowed the 2014 TrustedReviews Phone of the Year.

The handset pairs a 5.5-inch QHD display alongside a Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB of RAM and a 16-megapixel, OIS-enhanced camera.