Long gone are the times when an Android phone with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard was on wishlists of many users. Touch screen only is what you usually associate with today’s smartphones. The whole idea of attaching a slide-out physical keyboard to a device with touchscreen display managed to survive, tough. In fact, T-Mobile seems to believe that there may be a substantial number of customers interested in this type of handsets and apparently will be adding one to its roster under the name of LG Optimus F3Q.
LG Optimus F3Q QWERTY Keyboard Smartphone
The news accompanied by an image of the LG Optimus F3Q comes via @evleaks but unfortunately it does not include neither release date, pricing details nor any indication as to what the phone might offer in terms of hardware and software. The twitted image appears to be rather a “drawing” than a photo, so we would not be surprised if the actual device sported a subtly different design. Anyway, what we can see is a 5-row QWERTY keyboard, which is a feature that might be especially appreciated by those users who find it hard to get used to typing on virtual keyboards.
Other than that it looks like the phone will be capable of handling 4G LTE connectivity, NFC, and more likely will be running Android Jelly Bean with LG skin on top. The name would suggest that the LG Optimus F3Q might be a close cousin of the LG Optimus F3 and thus be similar in terms of mid-range specs. In case it turns out to be true, you can expect a 4-inch display, dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, a 5-megapixel rear camera, and 4 GB of internal memory. Or something along these lines.
We will see when the LG Optimus F3Q gets here.