Well, here’s a really strange phone. Today on Twitter, Evleaks has shown off the LG Optimus F3Q. He also says the phone is headed to T-Mobile. The specs and OS the phone are running on are a bit baffling, since this is 2014.
So the most obvious thing is that the Optimus F3Q will have a slide-out keyboard. Not many phones have had this lately, since most touch keyboards are really good these days, and you can change them in the Play Store. But a physical keyboard is a nice unique design feature.
Now here are the specs. The Optimus F3Q has a dual-core 1.2GHz chip inside of it, along with an as yet unrevealed amount of RAM. But the screen is a 4″ WVGA display, which means it is a 480p display. If you have seen the Nokia Lumia 520 or 521, that’s the quality of the display, most likely.
The phone has no front-facing camera, but the rear camera is 5 MP. There is no saying of if it has a flash or not. The battery is a 2460 mAh component, which is slightly larger than the one in the HTC One, which is 2300 mAh. That’s a good battery, for the specs this phone has.
The LG Optimus F3Q also has support for T-Mobile’s growing LTE network. That’s good, since according to T-Mobile, it’s the fastest in the US. Finally, this phone is running Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2. Yes, 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, not 4.4.2 KitKat.
That’s surprising, since KitKat can handle every device with 512 MB of RAM or more. Hopefully after this phone is released, LG releases a KitKat update for it, but I doubt that. This phone seems poised to be on T-Mobile’s pre-paid plans.
Evleaks does not have a release date yet, but it should be out soon. Unless you want a phone with a 480p display and a slide-out keyboard, I’d suggest you avoid the Optimus F3Q when it’s released.