Although wild sightings of the phone have been reported since July, the new LG Prada K2 was never confirmed to be real, until now.  Filings for the device at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have been discovered recently, and they confirm, among other things, that the upcoming LG Prada K2 has Near Field Communication (NFC).

The third iteration of the LG Prada series, the K2, will come with GSM/EDGE 850 and 1900, WCDMA 1900, dual-band Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. The phone will also be the first in the series to run Android as well as support NFC, a new feature in Google’s operating system that lets two devices in close proximity exchange contacts, files, and other data.

First unveiled on December 12, 2006, the original LG Prada phone, KE850, won various design awards for its candybar form factor.  The next Prada, KF900, was released two years later.

To keep up with the competition, the LG Prada K2 is rumored to pack a 4.3-inch (1280×720 HD display), a dual-core processor, and front and rear cameras with 1.3 MP and 8 MP resolutions, respectively. It is also reportedly only 8.8 mm thin, beating the Samsung Galaxy S II and iPhone 4S for thinness.

Pricing and release date for the Prada K2 are yet to be officially announced. Even a U.S. release is vague at this point. Stay tuned to us as we find more updates.

Do you think the LG Prada K2 will gain wide adoption just like the Samsung Galaxy S II did?

Conan Hughes

Contributor at Android Authority covering all things Android.