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LG Optimus F3Q Leaks Again With Slide-Out Keyboard

by Jacob Kleinman | January 16, 2014January 16, 2014 11:30 am PST

LG Optimus F3Q final design leak

We’ve already seen a leaked photo of LG’s rumored Optimus F3Q QWERTY smartphone, but now trusted tipster @evleaks has shared what he claims is the device’s final design. Not much has changed except for that slide-out keyboard, which is now blue and appears to be made from soft plastic rather than the metallic version we saw last month.

The latest leak also comes with a list of specs, including a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, a 4-inch¬†WVGA display, a 5-megapixel camera, a 2,460mAh battery, LTE capability, and Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean. The image also appears to reveal a front-facing camera, though there’s no word on its picture quality. The device’s rumored components are pretty much identical to last year’s all-touch F3.

We’re happy to see a QWERTY Android smartphone is in the works, since there are still plenty of people out there who prefer a physical keyboard to a typo-prone touchscreen. But if these specs are correct they could be a huge turnoff for tech-savvy customers. The choice to run Android 4.1 out of the box is particularly confusing, considering Google’s claims that Android 4.4 KitKat is designed to run perfectly fine on low-end handsets.

A leaked T-Mobile roadmap suggests the Un-carrier may get its hands on the F3Q starting on Jan. 22, though we won’t know anything for sure until we hear an official announcement.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...