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LG F3Q to hit T-Mobile January 22nd, along with Sony Xperia Z1S

LG F3Q to hit T-Mobile January 22nd, along with Sony Xperia Z1S
You might recall that last month we showed you a leaked rendering of a QWERTY equipped LG F3Q. The Android powered model is a low to mid-range handset designed for those who need a physical keyboard to handle the typing chores. A leaked internal T-Mobile calendar shows that the phone will be reaching T-Mobile on January 22nd, a date that is important for another reason which we will tell you about shortly.

The LG F3Q appears to be related to the LG Optimus F3, which would allow us to expect the QWERTY equipped model to carry a 4 inch display with resolution of 480 x 800. A dual-core 1.2GHz processor is under the hood with 1GB of RAM on board. In this hypothetical, 4GB of native storage is included although only 1.24GB will be available for storage. The back and front-facing shooters weigh in at 5MP and .3MP respectively, and a 2460mAh cell powers the device. Android 4.1.2 is pre-installed. 

On the same date, January 22nd, the eagerly anticipated Sony Xperia Z1S will be available at T-Mobile. Pre-orders start online on January 13th. The slightly revised version of the Sony Xperia Z1 will have double the storage (32GB) and will have a more centered headphone jack. The device will be priced at $528 or $22 per month using an EIP. We are in Flagship territory here with a 5 inch screen featuring a 1080 x 1920 resolution, and a quad-core 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor is driving the phone. 2GB of RAM is on board and a 3000mAh cell keeps the gerbil wheel spinning. A 20.7MP camera is on back while a 2MP camera adorns the front. With Android 4.3 pre-installed, we would expect an update to KitKat in the near future. The Sony Xperia Z1S is an exclusive to T-Mobile, and is water resistant. This way, those tears of joy that flow when you open the box and hold this handset for the first time, won't destroy the circuitry.

source: TmoNews

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posted on 08 Jan 2014, 11:44

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

Hopefully T-Mobile hires me soon so I can learn about this ahead of time.

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 12:39

2. jdot104 (Posts: 95; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)

Has anyone figured out if the Z1s is compatible with AT&T LTE yet?

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 12:51

3. tyger11 (Posts: 193; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

By 'exclusive', what they mean is the Z1S is the same phone as the Z1, just for T-Mobile. It's a shame about the camera not having optical stabilization, that's the Achilles' Heel on this one. So close! If the next version adds OIS and has a Google Play edition, they'd have a real winner on their hands. Even better if they upgrade the panel to IPS.

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 13:40

5. Killertech2099 (Posts: 148; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)

The T-mobile one has a few extra features im not sure if it's optical stabilization, maybe that's why they called it exclusive idk it has the background defocus. But you can check it out, the z1s just has more memory and a smaller battery, if they made the z1s as a google edition that would blow the nexus 5 out the water no pun intended.

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 13:04

4. Yaldabaoth (Posts: 42; Member since: 06 Jun 2012)

Depending on the storage, wouldn't the F3Q be more-or-less the same as a GSM LG Enact?

posted on 08 Jan 2014, 14:05

6. JerryTime (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)

I checked T-Mobile's coverage in my area and it has improved drastically, looks like someone may be switching to get a Z1!!!

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