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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.

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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...

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