Aptly because it has that Q in the moniker clearly signaling the presence of a physical keyboard, but also as it points to the very close family ties with the now seven month-old Optimus F3. Basically, the F3 and F3Q shall be identical hardware and software-wise, with the latter’s spec sheet reading as follows:
- Dual-core 1.2 GHz CPU (likely a Snapdragon 400)
- 4-inch WVGA (480 x 800 pixels resolution) display
- 5 MP rear-facing camera
- 2,460 mAh battery
- 4G LTE connectivity
- Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
Assuming the F3Q won’t stray from its cousin’s other features, we can fill the remaining blanks with 1 GB RAM, 4 GB built-in storage, microSD support, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 and secondary VGA snapper.
Not too shabby if T-Mo prices the F3Q as the F3, at $240 full retail, spread out in 24 monthly payments of $10 each. Nada upfront.
In terms of design, we had a pretty good idea of how the 4-incher would look since a month or so ago, but LG did tweak one little aspect in the meantime, coating the QWERTY keypad in snazzy blue. Retro yet stylish. Not to mention productive. I like it!