Pre-orders start today online for Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE, priced on contract for $199.99 from Sprint

Pre-orders start today online for Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE, priced on contract for $199.99 from Sprint
Just a handful of days ago, we told you that with Sprint reps training on the device, the Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE would be launching August 19th. Now, Sprint has made that date official. Even better, pre-orders for the device begin right now, online. While the device can be considered a sequel to last year's surprise hit, the Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE is also packing a side-sliding QWERTY handset that is reminiscent of the keyboard on the Motorola DROID 4. The price will be $199.99 with a signed 2-year pact.

The Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE will ship with Android 4.0.4 installed and offers a 4.3 inch qHD display with pixel density of 256ppi. That matches the display on the Motorola PHOTON 4G. The processor has received a bump from the dual-core 1GHz Tegra 2 to the dual-core 1.5GHz processor on the new model. Both units have 1GB of RAM on board with 16GB of internal storage and a 32GB capacity microSD slot. While both models offer an 8MP camera on back, the Motorola PHOTRON Q 4G LTE has a 1.3MP front-facing camera instead of the VGA model on the original. Of course, the new model has that slide-out QWERTY. The new model offers LTE connectivity although Sprint currently offers the service in 15 markets. That number will grow throughout the next year.

The distinctive diamond-cut corners remain and for those looking for a nice mid-ranger with a physical QWERTY, the Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE should fit the bill.

source: Sprint via  Phandroid

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PHOTON Q 4G LTE
  • Display 4.3 inches
    960 x 540 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware
    1GB RAM
  • Storage , microSDHC
  • Battery 1785 mAh
  • OS Android 4.1

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