LG Optimus F3Q with slide-out QWERTY keyboard headed to T-Mobile


It has been a while since we last saw the launch of an Android smartphone rocking a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, hasn't it? But they aren't quite dead, it seems. As a matter of fact, T-Mobile appears to be interested in releasing one, judging by this recent leak. The smartphone you see drawn above is allegedly known as the LG Optimus F3Q. Accent here is on "drawn" as the picture appears to be a crude representation as to how the phone should look like in real life, as if it has been pulled out of a service manual. 

Unfortunately, nothing in terms of specs has been revealed but the leak's source. But if we had to make an educated guess, we'd expect the LG Optimus F3Q to be similar to the Optimus F3 on a hardware level. In other words, we're likely looking at an affordable mid-range Android smartphone with a screen of about 4 inches or so. We could be wrong, of course. 

That's pretty much all we know about the LG Optimus F3Q so far. Would anyone be interested in grabbing one of these? Or have you already adapted to living without a physical keyboard? Let us know in the comments!

source: @evleaks

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Optimus F3Q
  • Display 4.0 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    0.3 MP VGA front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 4GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 2460 mAh
  • OS Android 4.1.2

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9 Comments

8. TechDork

Posts: 405; Member since: May 10, 2010

No QWERTY phone will out do the Sidekick. I don't care what nobody says. That phone was the KING of qwerty keyboards.

7. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I see a LTE icon in the picture!

6. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

I bet the specs suck. If there is a keyboard sliderphone with flagship specs, I'd get it immediately.

9. D-FENS

Posts: 1; Member since: May 14, 2014

Word. The DROID 5 never happened. Still using DROID 4. Would love a QWERTY in Samsung Galaxy S5 or Sony Xperia z1s. Or a modernization of the old DROID PRO. QWERTY for life.

5. Kelley71

Posts: 105; Member since: Nov 26, 2012

I'd give it a D+ or C-. Pros: Linux keyboard (I don't see the pipe, but every other symbol I use seems to be there). Decent battery 32 GiB MicroSD slot Dual Core 1.2 GHz processor LTE 1.9 GHz Cons: Underwhelming screen (800w x 480h x 233 ppi? *facepalm*) Limited RAM (1 GiB) Limited internal memory (1.25 GiB available) Even free with contract, it doesn't outpace the few good sliders left. It might as well be a feature-phone with Android, for the texting addicts with human-sized fingers.

4. Saafa

Posts: 37; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

ugly!

3. cR203

Posts: 209; Member since: Jan 27, 2013

I haven't seen a slide out phone in a while. It reminds of the old days when phones like htc's mytouch was hot.

2. Kriksis

Posts: 94; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

GOOD OLD STUFF...

1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Old stuff.

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