LG F3Q For T-Mobile To Rock A QWERTY Keyboard

LG’s F series of smartphones have always been aimed at the mid-range market, like the F3. Still, while the G2’s, Galaxy S 4’s, and HTC One’s get all of the attention, the mid-range market isn’t to be ignored. Now it looks like LG is back with a F3 variant sporting a rare feature in the smartphone world: a QWERTY keyboard.

The photo above was outed by none other than @evleaks, the most consistent and dead-on leaker we’ve seen in a long time. The LG F3Q is said to rock a 4 inch IPS display,1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon CPU, 5 megapixel camera, 2,460 mAh battery, and Android 4.1.2.


We’re definitely glad to see that LG is bringing a smartphone with a physical keyboard back into the market. While most have adjusted well to on-screen keyboards, the a dedicated number row gives me a tingly sensation in my nether regions. It’s just too bad that said keyboard will be found on a mid-range device, but we’re not surprised. Given how large displays are getting on smartphones today, tacking on a physical keyboard would add a significant amount of heft to the device, but I’d be lying if I said the idea of a smaller LG G Flex with a physical keyboard didn’t sound awesome.

No specific time frame as to when we’ll see this device land on T-Mobile, but it can’t be too long now.

[Via: Engadget]

  • Guest

    What a damn shame that, yet again, a phone manufacturer does a half-assed job and sets itself up for failure. A physical QWERTY keyboard is truly a premium feature in today’s market, yet, everytime, every single time, they have to f*ck it up. I would so buy a flagship device with all-premium specs and a QWERTY slider at over $1K (say, the LG G2 with a QWERTY slider and metal casing with all top-shelf internals and a 5.2″ 1080 ISP), but when they do shit like this, why even bother at all? Do it right or go home. Shit or get off the pot, LG.

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