LG Optimus Q2 gets unveiled in its homeland, Tegra 2 chip meets physical QWERTY keyboard

LG Optimus Q2 gets unveiled in its homeland, Tegra 2 chip meets physical QWERTY keyboard
The LG Optimus Q2, the successor to the original Optimus Q, has been officially unveiled over the weekend by the Korean manufacturer. Just like its predecessor, the smartphone is equipped with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, but its processing punch is now provided by a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 chipset. What's more is that the chip's clock speed has been bumped to 1.2GHz, which theoretically means that the Q2 should outperform the LG Optimus 2X when it comes to raw power.

What glows on the Optimus Q2's front is a 4-inch IPS LCD display capable of delivering 700 nits of brightness, which matches the output of the NOVA display found on the LG Optimus Black. Shooting photos with the handset is possible thanks to its 5-megapixel camera, and a VGA  front-facing shooter is there to handle video chats. In terms of software, Android 2.3 Gingerbread is in command.

Now, if you are wondering why you've never heard of the LG Optimus Q before, that is because the smartphone was marketed in its homeland of South Korea. However, the LG Optimus Q2 is expected to set foot on European soil as early as next week. There is even a slight chance of it coming to Sprint, if that rumored LG Q smartphone turns out to be a U.S. version of the Optimus Q2, but you shouldn't get your hopes up high just yet as this is nothing but a speculation.


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