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Sprint Announces Motorola PHOTON™ Q 4G LTE, Its First LTE-Capable Smartphone

Sprint launched a dedicated page on its website for Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE, its first ever LTE-enabled phone, on Thursday, July 26th. This is the carrier’s latest foray into the ever-growing smartphone market and its entry into 4G LTE category. Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE comes with PC-like full QWERTY keyboard, 4.3-inch display panel and capability to operate on one of the biggest networks in the US with high-speed data transfer rate.

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David Owens, Sprint’s vice president for Product Development said in an official press release that the company is making sure its customers will have a wide array of devices capable of running on an LTE network to choose from.

“We want to make sure our 4G LTE handset portfolio has the full complement of choices for our customers. Adding a product with both a physical keyboard and world mode makes this a great addition to the Sprint family of devices,” Owens said.

Both Sprint and Motorola Mobility boast of the device’s slide-out QWERTY keyboard and LTE capability. Basically, it is the efficiency and speed they are trying to promote but inside the hood, tech enthusiasts and new customers will not be disappointed either. Here is a quick overview of the specs of Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE.

Processor. There is no information as to the specifics of its processor but the handset will sport a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU. Since it is capable of connecting into the LTE network, it is presumably a Snapdragon S4 SOC from Qualcomm.

RAM/ROM. To make sure it has the power needed to provide the performance it promises, the manufacturer has given it a 1GB RAM and a spacious internal memory of 8GB. It also has a microSD slot that supports up to 32GB of removable storage.

Display/Camera. Motorola has given this handset 4.3-inch display with TFT LCD panel that features a resolution as high as 540 x 960 pixels and the ColorBoost Technology for high quality display.

OS. PHOTON Q 4G LTE comes with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich pre-installed so customers don’t have to worry much about having to wait for an update. There is no information if this device is Jelly Bean-ready but based on its specs, it is capable of operating on Android 4.1.

Battery. It has an embedded battery pack with total power of 1785 mAh, enough to make the device run for 7.5 hours of straight talk time; this is one of the advantages of using LCD display.

Pricing/Availability. For now, there is no information as to the price of this handset or when it will be released but Sprint promised to reveal more information in the following weeks.

If you need more info about Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE, you may visit Motorola’s fact sheet or Sprint’s press release.