We recently admitted to being quite excited about the arrival of the LG Optimus 4X HD – the Koreans' latest all-singing and dancing smartphone flagship that's set to go on sale across Europe this very week.
Only it isn't going to, it seems. Despite promises of a near-immediate rollout to the UK and other markets following the initial European launch in Germany, one leading retailer reckons we may only see it on UK shores late next month.
Unwired View reckons a connection at online retailer Clove has got in touch with LG and been told that Optimus 4X HD stock will only be arriving in mid- to late-July – at least a month later than previous information had led us to believe.
The high-powered handset is already on sale in Germany, but it appears there has been some confusion over LG's promise that other countries in “northern Europe” would be next in line to crack open a 4X. Simply put, we thought the UK was part of northern Europe, but LG clearly doesn't.
Still, even if we do have another six weeks to wait, it doesn't change the fact that the Optimus 4X HD looks to be a seriously tasty piece of kit.
It comes packing a quad-core Tegra 3 processor, a 4.7in screen running at 720p resolution, 1GB of RAM, 8-megapixel/1.3-megapixel camera duo and of course Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. All in a rather fetching 8.9mm thin chassis.
If that sounds good, feel free to head over to Clove now and lay down £456 in crisp electronic bills to reserve a SIM-free unit of your very own – just don't expect it to arrive on your doorstep anytime soon.