Sprint announces the Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE — full QWERTY slider, ICS, and NFC

During its Q2 2012 earnings call today, Sprint outed the soon to be released Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE. I know, these guys just can’t get enough of these long-ass names. The Photon Q runs Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), along with The Now Network’s newly-launched LTE network, and looks just like its Photon 4G brethren. However, the Photon Q does have many differences, starting with the phone’s QWERTY keypad.

Features on the Photon Q 4G LTE include a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, NFC, a 4.3-inch 540 x 960 ColorBoost screen, an embedded SIM, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD). It also has an 8-megapixel rear camera with 1080p video capture and a front-facing “HD” camera that shoots video in 720p.

You’d be hard-pressed not to admit these specs are pretty solid, but the problem is that the phone will be even more clunky thanks to the addition of the slide-out keyboard. It’s safe to assume this thing will probably look like a brick in your hand while using it. Anyway, there’s no pricing or launch date; Sprint has listed the phone as “coming soon.” Once we find out more on availability, we’ll be sure to let you know.

[via Android Police]

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