It’s been a while since we reviewed the LG Optimus 3D, and the dual-core 3D-recording smartphone is finally showing up in stores. After the Optimus 3D got the official green flag last week, UK retailer Carphone Warehouse has confirmed that it is taking pre-orders for shipments expected from June 27, and¬†ahead of an in-store release on July 7 2011.

The Optimus 3D is priced at £499.95 ($808) SIM-free, or from free with a new, two-year agreement. Your money gets you a glasses-free 4.3-inch 3D display, capable of showing 3D images without you needing to wear ridiculous specs, along with a twin 5-megapixel camera on the back for shooting photos and video in the third dimension.

On the downside is the fact that, even as the number of Gingerbread smartphones proliferates, LG is still launching the Optimus 3D with Android 2.2. Still, your options for 3D cellphones in the UK are limited, and with the HTC EVO 3D – reviewed this weekend over at SlashGear – not expected in Europe for a while yet, the LG may be your best bet for the moment.