Motorola PHOTON Q 4G visits FCC

Motorola PHOTON Q 4G visits FCC
One of the biggest surprises last year was the Motorola PHOTON 4G for Sprint. The device had diamond cut edges and everything about the phone screamed 'high-end' like the 4.3 inch qHD display, 1GB of RAM, a dual-core Tegra 2 processor, 16GB of internal storage, Android 2.3.4 and Netflix pre-installed. The rear and front cameras weighed in at 8MP and .3MP respectively.

We first told you about the Motorola PHOTON Q 4G back in April and the device was said to have a 720p HD display, a  dual-core Tegra 2 processor, LTE connectivity and the instantly recognizable diamond cut edges left over from the original model. From the picture of the Motorola PHOTON Q 4G, we can feel confident that the phone will pack a QWERTY side-slider. Based on the Motorola PHOTON Q 4G's recent visit to the FCC, the phone will carry LTE bands that are compatible with the LTE network that Sprint will turn on July 15th. But that is not really much of a prediction considering that the OG Motorola PHOTON 4Gwas an exclusive for Sprint.

Other interesting tidbits include NFC support although that no longer puts Google Wallet in your head, especially with Sprint where Sprint Touch comes to mind nowadays. The qHD display points to a 4 to 4.3 inch display. Lastly, the hope (and speculation) is that the Motorola PHOTON Q 4G will be powered by the dual--core 1.5GHz Qualcomm S4 processor.

For Sprint fans who are turned off by the Samsung Galaxy S III for one reason or another, or have a thing for Motorola, this could be the device for you. Or, if you've been looking for a high-end device with a physical QWERTY, well that seems to describe the Motorola PHOTON Q 4G to a T Q.

source: Phandroid



1. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

s**tt.. no tegra 3?

2. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

The s4 is almost similar in performance,ok?

5. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 2012

How can u say that s4 will come to this device...its just speculated..


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Would be nice for a 4.3 display but at least its got a nice roomy keyboard.

9. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

imagine if it had a 4.0" HD display. it would have the best dpi of anything out there. o:

4. 12013E12T

Posts: 37; Member since: Sep 08, 2009

How much longer until it's released?

6. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Wow. I want one. Just hope for Sprint customers it has that kicking Droid 3/4 keyboard.

8. Malique001

Posts: 58; Member since: Jun 08, 2012

Droid 4 keyboard :)

10. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i'll say. hopefully Motorola has paid attention to how critically acclaimed their recent keyboard offers have been.

7. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

I hope its sooner rather than later. My wife's upgrade is August 1st and I want to get her a GOOD phone for her birthday, so it'll be a late birthday gift since its the 29th this month, and she has to had qwerty, and Sprint only has single core qwertys. She has an intercept right now, its a pretty bad phone, I want her to have something that is good performing so it doesnt lock up on her when trying to answer a call, etc.

11. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i have a feeling a huge press conference by Motorola is coming up... Atrix 3 just passed though the FFC and received Bluetooth Certification. Photon Q 4G LTE just passed through the FFC. we'll probably see the Razr HD pass through the FFC probably as the Vanquish. and with all the Moto leaks lately? yeah, i'm sure invitations will be sent out any day now.

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